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Who designed it, and where does he live? >:P

Seriously, what is the purpose of it? For use on geocities? Does anyone actually use it?

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up vote 25 down vote accepted

I believe it's a tribute to Windows 3.1's "Hotdog Stand" theme

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Okay, let's pass the buck then. Who at Microsoft can we <strike>blame</strike>credit for this theme? – Joel Coehoorn Nov 13 '09 at 19:05
lol @ "Microsoft Bob" icon. – Alvin Row Nov 13 '09 at 19:26
AH! MY EYES! THEY BURN! – Thomas Owens Nov 13 '09 at 19:34
Could you cover this with freehand circles? – Ladybug Killer Nov 13 '09 at 20:22
Well, there go my retinas. – gnostradamus Nov 13 '09 at 20:25
It's... beautiful! – Mateen Ulhaq Mar 19 '11 at 0:56
The Colour Out of Space – toniedzwiedz Sep 28 '14 at 19:52

It's a color palette trojan horse:

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No votes; the comic's not xkcd. :) – John Rudy Nov 13 '09 at 19:22
Why does everyone seem to hate Comic Sans? It's just a font. – JSONBog Nov 13 '09 at 19:28
@CABAG - fixed. – Adam Davis Nov 13 '09 at 19:54
@Adam: xD [15 chars] – Alvin Row Nov 13 '09 at 19:57
-1 not related to the question, +1000 Comic Sans hate – perbert Nov 13 '09 at 20:06
@Adam, you get the +1 just for doing that. :) In fact, you have quite literally made my day with that edit. – John Rudy Nov 13 '09 at 21:04
@Adam That's really crude. Why don't you use Comic Sans MS to type XKCD with? – Mateen Ulhaq Mar 19 '11 at 0:58

Why hate the hotdog? It's a beautiful colour scheme. I really like the subtle balance between the yellows and reds. It reminds me of walking through an orchard on a warm summers day with a slight floral aroma hanging in the air. Hand in hand with a lover, gazing into each others eyes, laughing, oh how we laughed as we rolled down a grassy hillock in the meadow!

But seriously, I imagine it's a high contrast scheme designed for the visually impaired maybe?

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Hmmm, what web site would only have visually impaired visitors, to make using that theme suitable for a flair? – Arjan Feb 21 '11 at 10:21
Beautiful... maybe, but subtle no way. – Toon Krijthe Feb 21 '11 at 10:27
@Arjan I think the original windows theme might have been for the visually impaired, the SO one is just in memory of that theme maybe! – Tom Feb 21 '11 at 10:32
I think it's for the mentally impaired who also like Comic Sans MS. – Mateen Ulhaq Mar 19 '11 at 1:00

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