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Video on CommandShift3

Posted on 24 January 2008 13 comments

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At the end of last year I mentioned a rather addictive site called CommandShift3 that allows you to quickly rate website designs. That blog entry reached the attention of the site’s creators and they asked me if I’d like to create a video for their 404 page… which I was very happy to do, seeing how fond I am of being silly on camera.

If you visit the site and type an invalid URL (like commandshift3.com/404 or commandshift3.com/hmm), you should see my video appear. There are about three videos on there at the moment, so just keep refreshing until you see it.

I’m happy to be joining a long list of designers who have been asked to submit slightly-less-than-serious videos to the site. If you visit commandshift3.com/all_videos.html, you can see videos by Dan Cederholm, Khoi Vinh, Derek Powazek, Ryan Sims, and various other people I admire. Happy viewing!


  1. Kyle Meyer

    Kyle Meyer

    24 January 2008 @ 11:35PM #

    I’ve got a comment here somewhere… one minute…

    Nope, sorry, can’t find it. :)

  2. mikull


    24 January 2008 @ 11:38PM #

    quite amusing. good job.

  3. Myke Cave

    Myke Cave

    24 January 2008 @ 11:43PM #

    Haha not bad. Thumbs up =o)

  4. Myke Cave

    Myke Cave

    24 January 2008 @ 11:50PM #

    After watching all the other videos, I gotta say I like yours the best. I think it was the only one that had to do with the 404 Page Not Found message.

  5. Sean Delaney

    Sean Delaney

    25 January 2008 @ 12:03AM #

    CommandShift3 is a really cool site and your message is quiet funny!

  6. Matt Munsey

    Matt Munsey

    25 January 2008 @ 12:36AM #

    Haha, awesome! I Ben Brown’s is hilarious as well.

  7. Jonathan Snook

    Jonathan Snook

    25 January 2008 @ 01:20AM #

    Oh to be cool enough to get asked. Although, considering I don’t have a squigly “command” key on my keyboard, I’ll let it slide. ;) I liked your video… very funny!

  8. Jacklyn


    25 January 2008 @ 01:50AM #

    Too bad your Christmas lights weren’t blinking in the background. Congrats on being in the top 2% on CommandShift3!



    25 January 2008 @ 08:21AM #

    Brilliant! You’ve encouraged me to even write a post about creative 404 pages.

  10. Ruth L Brown

    Ruth L Brown

    25 January 2008 @ 05:37PM #

    LOL…liked it. btw…you weren’t kidding. Totally addictive site. I had no idea it was out there until you mentioned it on Twitter. Thanks!

  11. Pedros


    25 January 2008 @ 06:21PM #

    Can’t believe I’ve never come across this site before, and a video 404 page is a cool idea, now where’s my camera!!!

  12. Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    25 January 2008 @ 06:59PM #

    Heh heh… thanks for all your comments, guys! :)

  13. Ritchie


    26 January 2008 @ 05:26AM #

    LOL.!!! Very nice.. I like it. COOL

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