Revenge of the Blink Tag

I was browsing through JQuery plugins the other night when I stumbled across this little gem.

JQuery_vibrate

Vibrating Buttons? Really?

I assumed that this was the product of some geeky joksters blowing off steam after being forced to participate in some grueling SOX or PCI compliance audits.

After all, who in their right minds would want to resurrect an only slightly snazzier version of the blink tag, which epitomizes everything that was gaudy and cheap about the early days of the web?

I mean the only thing that could possibly be tackier would be one of those ubiquitous “under construction” images that site creators used back in the day to highlight all the features that they would probably never get around to implementing.

Then it occurred to me that I might be able to discover some clues by looking at the corporate site where the plugin is hosted.

VibratePlugin_UnderConstructin.

Wow.

Any bets on whether their new site will lead off with a fancy flash video (a.k.a animated gif) to round off their ninety’s resurrection theme?

This moment of zen was brought to you by our Italian developer brethren at NextCode. If you feel like showing them your appreciation, then head over to JQuery.com and give their little surreal plugin your 5 star endorsement.

Arrivederci.

7 Comments

  1. Irving Reid June 7, 2011 7:27 am 

    Have you used Mac OS X? If you make a mistake on your login, the username/password box shakes from side to side for a moment almost like a person shaking their head “no”. It’s a remarkably effective bit of feedback.

    I agree that making something shake non stop would be as deeply evil as .

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