YouTube and GMail on April Fool's Day

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Today, you might have noticed the flipped YouTube or New GMail! Autopilot on top of your gmail. You might have twisted your screen or head to watch the new YouTube or tried to activate the non-existent autopilot on your settings tab. That's Google making you April Fool. Google always comes up with these amazing things on April Fool's day.

If you are a web developer, you might be wondering how did they code the flipped version. They would be using javascript to change the character's to a the charset of flipped characters. Here's a code that shows you an example.

Here's how a YouTube page looked today:

The GMail notification:

The description of AutoPilot:

The April Fool's description of CADIE (used for GMail's autopilot) can be found here.