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May 1st Reboot is an international relaunch of websites and portfolios by designers, developers & makers around the world.

Every year, on May 1st something magical happens. Thousands of designers relaunch or update their website at the same time. One global deadline for all of us, one we can stick to.

#May1Reboot is for the love of design, for the passion of play and commitment to our community.

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What others are saying about May 1st Reboot

BRADLEY G MUNKOWITZ
CREATOR OF GMUNK

“Reboot is the motivation for all us monetHungry designWanks to Jam freestyle for the love, not for the Greenie... to Jam for the glory... for that single deadline.. for the NetWorld, mang... for the fckin’ CommunityLove__”

KAREN INGRAM
MAKER & CREATOR, BOARD SXSW

The May first reboot reminds me of a wonderful time when curious artisans were pushing the bounds of 56k to see what pixels and code could do with clipped bandwidth. I welcome its rebirth.

ROB FORD
FOUNDER FWA

“May 1st Reboot is always an exciting time of the year for me, Since May 2001 I have hung around the event, almost like a groupie, in the hunt for new inspiring and creative sites.”

MICHAEL LEBOWITZ
FOUNDER BIG SPACESHIP

“The reboot is a coordinated free-for-all… a rare and beautiful combination.”

JEMMA HOSTETLER
DESIGNER & AUTHOR

Back when our world was much smaller (sometimes insular), and personal sites were vital influences, May 1st was a way to egg each other on… leaving behind some fucking cool, new ideas in its wake.”

JENS KARLSSON
CO-FOUNDER YOUR MAJESTY

“The reboot is an exceptional opportunity for every designer, no matter what level, to gain extensive recognition. This event eliminates limitations and celebrates the free creativity we too seldom recognize.”

Born in the year 2000, May 1st Reboot is an international relaunch of web sites by authors and creatives working within the field of Web Design.

As a collective event it makes a manifest demonstration of the very idea of community. It is, quite simply, an indeterminate group of designers subscribing to one event in order to publicize their work at one specific time across any number of different locations.

And it is in that sense that it is most interesting to us, and by extension to those involved in or entering the world of Web Design online.

Original Founders
James Widegren & Anders Schroeder

Today
A joint collaboration between Semplice and Your Majesty Co.

2000 - On May 1st, 2000 - 8 friends relaunched their websites together on the same day and time.

2001 - The first public relaunch: An orchestration of collaborative work incorporating at 1,700 sites worldwide constituting the 1st and largest international mass launch in the history of the Web.

02'-03' - Closed

04'-08' - The torch is handed over to Paul Szypula to direct the reboot.

2016 - We are back! Presented by Semplice in collaboration with Your Majesty we are ready to rock again!

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