1×1.gif should have won a fucking Grammy. Or a Pulitzer. Or Most Improved, Third Grade Gym Class or something. It’s the most important achievement in computer science since the linked list. It’s not the future we deserved, but it’s the future we needed (until the box model fucked it all up).
It was such a simpler time. Maybe this didn’t come out until after the 90’s but I remember styling IE scrollbars like a boss. It’s also hard to believe PHP 4.3 didn’t come out until 2002.