Rest in Peace, Blink Tag

August 8, 2013 | Andy Cush

Our friends at Nerdcore point to the death of one of the great markers of The Way The Web Used to Be: <blink>, the HTML tag that would make your text flash on and off, GeoCities-style. FireFox killed the HTML tag in its latest update, and it has long been absent in Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Let us never forget the element, birthed as a booze-fueled joke that spawned a billion flashing iterations of “WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL WEB SITE” and et cetera. Sad, sad days, indeed. Rest in peace <blink>; long live the GIF.