Capital N, small y…

David Baron reminded me on IRC that there have been throbber design contests in the past…

There’s this Netscape page for a 1995 (?) animation contest (holy 16-color flashback, batman!), which conveniently has images for each frame for the winner and top 5 entries… APNG time!

Here’s the winner (left), and the final version that made it into Netscape:

And the 5 runners up:

There was also a second contest in 1999, but I can’t find the entries anywhere online… These two throbbers are in the old Mozilla 1.7 tree, perhaps they were the winners?

(I love that tile-flipping effect!)

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4 Responses to Capital N, small y…

  1. Gijs says:

    The tile-flipping one was actually used in the Mozilla Suite version 1.7 – the builds are still on the ftp server, so if you’re feeling nostalgic… ;-)

  2. Ian Thomas says:

    I think the blue one was the winner of MozillaZine Animation Contest – http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=619 (I guess that is what MozillaZine means as the first contest). It was used briefly, but removed because it contained English text (not easily localisable) and ‘green mozilla’.

    The tile flipping one did win the second contest, and was used in the application suite for quite a while.

  3. Kroc Camen says:

    The walking ‘N’ is awesome, I’m sure that was actually used somewhere, but in improved form.

  4. Fred Wenzel says:

    I love the tile-flipping too, awesome :)

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