Here at Mozilla, we like to drop “love bombs” on our favorite friends and colleagues. To reward great work and show we care.
The good folks at the Mozilla Hackasaurus team have taken it a giant step further. As part of their ongoing mission to make webmaking fun and easy for the planet, they’ve created this lovely “Love Bomb Builder” protototype. Making and sending hand-crafted love bombs has never been simpler! (See Jess Klein’s “On Inspiration and Lovebombs.”)
How does it work?
Simple! Choose a template, say a little about who and why the love bomb is for, then fire away! Your mom, dogwalker or special someone can click on the link you send them for a lovely digital token of your affection — lovingly handcrafted in HTML and CSS. I got one from my wife the other day, and it made me blush.
WARNING: Love Bomb Builder is an early prototype and still a little rough around the edges. May prematurely detonate. May cause blushing and/or spontaneous emotional combustion. No webmakers were harmed in the creation of said love bombs.
Some samples of what your customizable love bomb can look like:
- Atul’s love bomb to Tim Berners Lee for creating the world wide web.
- A fist bump for Vint Cerf for thinkin’ up the whole “open Internet” thing.
- A wrestler mask for Madonna. Cuz she’d look great in one!
So what are you waiting for? Go make one now and send it your geekiest Valentine!