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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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.
James Widegren & Anders Schroeder
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.