Star Trib Background

By Deane Barker on May 11, 2006 Holy cow, look at the background on this site. I know that goofy backgrounds are sadly common, but this is the Star Tribune, the newspaper of record for Minneapolis – St. Paul.

How much would Caribou Coffee have to pay to get a big city newspaper to deface their own Web site? It looks like it has something to do with a Breast Cancer fund-raising promotion. Man, I hope they donated big.



  1. A strange thing, Deane – when I visited the site (in FF), I never saw the background you show pictured – and I don’t believe you’re hallucinating…

  2. I also viewed it in Firefox. It is not there anymore, but being able to see it depended upon your screen resolution and window size. The background was only visible at the left and right edges. So if your screen resolution was low and/or you screen not maximized you likely did not see it. Or, maybe they had already taken it down.

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