Let’s just address the dead elephant in the room: this Origins of American Animation is an ugly website. But its content is fantastic!
The website is part of a series called American Memory. And they chose a pink background. There are other things to talk about, but let’s talk about the purple hyperlinks. What are these colors? I imagine this website color palette is called “The Internet’s Pyjamas.”
I can’t think straight. Perhaps this is the stomach lining of GeoCities. If this website were a picked-over fruit stand, it’d be out of dates. If it were a news kiosk on a crowded street, it’s be behind the Times. If I were a time-traveler attempting to travel only slightly back in time and my time machine was broken but the first thing I saw after getting out of the time machine was this website, I’d think the time machine was not broken. Get it? If I were going to propose to my girlfriend and I wanted to make sure she said no, I’d spell out her name using dozens of tablets all displaying this website’s homepage. If you ever think that you can achieve your dreams, remind yourself that that’s the same crap the guy who designed this website was told.
And why are the videos so bleeding tiny?