Friday, April 1, 2011
Hulu's April Fool Joke: 1996 Web Design
Visitors to Los Angeles-based video streaming service Hulu Friday were greeted with a surprise "redesign" of the web site, as part of a Hulu April Fool's gag. Users who logged into Hulu of Friday saw a Geocities-inspired, framed browser view featuring such notable 1990's shows as the X Files, Sliders, Murder One, and News Radio -- not to mention tacky, 1996-eras web design and highlighted links to the A-Team and Saturday Night Live. Hulu's gag website was one of a number of April Fool's efforts by technology firms Friday.