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Easter egg hunt: Seven secrets of the world wide web

I’m not sure how I forgot to link to this last week, but our phone rang and I spoke to BBC technology reporter Dave Lee about Easter Eggs. Not the chocolate kind, but the much less tasty and much less interesting hidden delights in websites.

Flickr: You’re reading. We’re hiring.

Flickr: You're reading. We're hiring.

Cute. Very cute.

Complete Madness

I like to think that at Stuff and Nonsense, our house isn’t so much a place to work as it is a house of fun and although we take the work we do very seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously at all. We hope that sense of fun comes across on our site and today we’re putting aside our embarrassment, putting on our baggy trousers and unveiling a new header on our home page.

aprilFools.css

This could be most essential CSS3 media query you’ll need today

We know that it’s only web designers who habitually resize a browser window to see if a site’s responsive. But why not reward their dedication with a little something special? Add this to your stylesheet:

@media only screen and (min-width: 960px) and (max-width: 970px) {

body {
-webkit-transform : rotate(180deg);
-moz-transform : rotate(180deg);
-o-transform : rotate(180deg);
transform : rotate(180deg); }

}

This could be the most essential CSS3 media query you’ll need today.

Dealing with advertising salesmen

OK, I can’t resist it. If you enjoyed Dealing with telephone salesmen, Dealing with window salesmen or Dealing with kitchen salesmen (and I hope you did) here is one last bash at cold callers. This time you’re at work and the phone rings, “Hello, can I speak to the person responsible for your company’s advertising please?”

Dealing with telephone salesmen

You probably know how it is, you’re just sitting down to dinner (perhaps in front of your favourite TV show) when the phone rings.

Salesman Hello, can I speak to the person responsible for your gas/electricity/telephone/bills, please?

Your heart sinks. Sometimes it’s UPVC double-glazing on offer, sometimes you’ve won a competition (which you hadn't entered) and are eligable for £1000 off a new kitchen. At work the calls can multiply. But rather than just say We’re not interested! or hang up, if I’ve got a free five minutes I like to play games.

This is a real conversation, I promise nothing has been made up.