One of our customers asked if we could make some sort of vintage vhs/film -feeling for their website. We gave it a shot and started with 404-page. Flickering is made with gif-overlay and text is blurred with three css text-shadows.
Please check out the actual html-file as well: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/17894289/retro-effect-test/index.html
Demo works currently on Webkit browsers (eg. Chrome & Safari).
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