After today's news that the <blink> tag will be deprecated in Firefox, I decided to re-implement it in html5 / CSS3 (no Javascript required). Now it's all modern again, you are free to use <blink> liberally in your web application.

<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
blink
{
animation:blink 1s;
animation-iteration-count: infinite;
-webkit-animation:blink 1s;
-webkit-animation-iteration-count: infinite;
}
@keyframes blink
{
0%{opacity:0.0;}
50%{opacity:0.0;}
50.01%{opacity:1.0;}
100%{opacity:1.0;}
}
@-webkit-keyframes blink
{
0%{opacity:0.0;}
50%{opacity:0.0;}
50.01%{opacity:1.0;}
100%{opacity:1.0;}
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

The <blink>Blink Tag</blink>, re-implemented!

</body>
</html>

Be sure to give attribution for the above code, so your users will know where to go to thank me…

Edit: Just to demonstrate that it works!

Inspect the code if you don't believe me...

This blog post was posted to It's All Geek to Me on Wednesday August 7th, 2013 at 1:21PM
 

1 Response to "Resurrecting the blink tag"

  • nonono
    August 8th, 2013, 5:59 p.m.

    The blink tag?

    You are made out of used motor oil and evil.

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