National Blind Children’s Society
Posted by monkeon on November 29, 2010
If I was to be asked what qualities would be required to make the best 90s website, I would say for sure:
*Phillipa Forrester screen caps
Sadly, most people didn’t think about making people’s ears suffer as much as their eyes, and MIDI was usually ignored.
However, in 1999, the National Blind Children’s Society did think about those fortunate enough not to be able to see the ugly websites of the time and included this button on their homepage.
Anyone curious enough to click it gets to hear some fun MIDI, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the MIDI they have chosen is Robert Miles’ awful Children, which sounds exactly the same as the original.
That said, they did a much worse trick for people who are looking at the site as well as listening to it. They managed to repeatedly use a simple animated gif which constantly niggles as being slightly wrong, and so irritates the mind in exactly the same way as a misplaced apostrophe or seeing Robbie Williams back alongside Take That.
The arrow is going the wrong way! Why have you done that? Why?
Imagine how much that would annoy a pedant if it was placed, for example, alongside a verb wrongly used as a noun: