MTV Returns to HTML

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Posted on April 28, 2007 7:50 PM in Web Design
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As a web designer, ESPN.com and MTV.com are two websites I have always kept an eye on to find cutting edge web design techniques. I remember ESPN.com doing some things back in the late nineties that really inspired me. MTV.com has always been a bit more funky, and less-predictable, but those can be two very good things.

I was disappointed when I found that MTV.com was bogged down in Flash recently, but today I see (via SimpleBits, another source of inspiration) that MTV.com has been reborn as an HTML-driven entity once again. It's a tad bit bloggy now, but at least it's not overrun with Flash anymore.

On a semi-related note, while reading up on the new MTV HATS at MTV Labs, I couldn't help but chuckle at the following comment:

so are the videos not working anymore?? because they haven't been for me.

Unfortunately, I think the commenter was literally asking about the videos on the site, but I couldn't help but read the comment as a sarcastic jab at the fact that the actual MTV television channel never plays videos anymore.

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