May 1st Reboot(may1reboot.com)

over 4 years ago from ChrisArchitec t, webdev, ops & solver of things

  • Mikael StaerMikael Staer, over 4 years ago

    Back in the days before everyone was doing "UX" and instead experimenting with Flash and crazy websites with massive background images and micro text, the guys behind ThreeOh (Chapter3 and Idiocase, now Your Majesty) and others created this event where everyone would redesign their portfolios and launch simultaneously on May 1. I seem to remember there was voting for best of in various categories, but could be wrong, and everyone participating was linked. It was a who's who of digital design, with all the big names taking part (look up everyone who was part of the DigitalVision Infinity series, now on Getty Images). There were some really amazing designs launched with this event. It started losing steam as the industry became more professional and standards were implemented, and all the photoshop kiddies grew up and got jobs at agencies, circa 2006.

    4 points