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Dredging the internet archives 1996-2001 – Websites then and now


Posted by monkeon on March 15, 2010

Not bad web design for 1997, you might think. But wait! What’s this…

Only a godamn winking Branson!

To see Richard wink, you must view the site on The Internet Archive. Make haste looking, mind, for he only does it once.

Despite being a web developer by trade, there is an additional mystery in that I can’t actually see how they have animated it.  It’s not an animated gif and there seems to be no javascript.

There is, of course, a chance that he’s only winking at me and not every user that comes to the site.  I actually moved into my current house only because a ginger tomcat sat on the bin outside winked at me when I was looking round. I’m a sucker for that sort of thing.

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6 Responses to “Virgin”

  1. Photoshop proclaims it’s an animated gif to me. It’s a bit of a weird wink though.

  2. Gareth said

    He looks like he is having some kind of wink spasm to me.

  3. knowledgable about gifs said

    you can set a gif to loop a certain number of times, rather than loop forever.

  4. GifBoy said

    It’s a 3 frame animated gif which doesn’t loop

  5. Joe said

    Did you click on the image to see the foot-tapping Branson?

  6. […] In my initial post, I was distracted by the Winking Branson. […]

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