Albino Blacksheep (ABS) is a website that was founded in 1999 by Steven Lerner, a student at the University of British Columbia. The website has gained popularity over the years for hosting humorous and entertaining content, including Flash animations, games, and videos. ABS has been a hub for independent animators and artists, and many of its hosted animations and videos have gone viral and become memes. The website has also played a significant role in popularizing the use of Flash animation on the internet. ABS was known for its community features, such as forums and chat rooms, which fostered a vibrant community of users who shared their own creative works, including animations and art. The website also facilitated user-generated content, including remixes of popular animations and games. However, due to the decline of Flash and the emergence of newer technologies, ABS now supports HTLM5 content.
The website of Albino Blacksheep has a straightforward and user-friendly interface. The top section of the page features a navigation menu with links to different categories, such as "Animations", "Games", "Music", and "Art". Underneath the menu, a large banner displays artwork from one of the site's featured animations or games. Further down, a section showcases the most recently added content, enabling users to quickly find new additions to the site. The main content section of the site is organized into various categories, such as "Top Animations," "Top Games," and "Top Music," with thumbnail images, short descriptions, ratings, and view counts. The site also provides social features, allowing users to create an account, rate and comment on content, save their favorite content to their personal "Favorites" list, and engage in forums and chat rooms. One of the website's sections is the "Prank" section, which features a collection of humorous content, including practical jokes, hidden cameras, and notably, screamers. The section includes videos, images, and games that range from harmless pranks to elaborate hoaxes. Abino Blacksheep's prank section also includes hidden camera videos of people being scared or surprised, humorous images and memes, and games and quizzes designed to be silly or absurd.
Albino Blacksheep is a website that was established in 1999 by Steven Lerner. Initially, the website was created as a personal platform to share his own creations, such as animations and games, with the online community. However, as the website gained popularity, it expanded its scope to become a platform for other artists and creators to showcase their work as well. In the early 2000s, Albino Blacksheep was known for hosting some of the earliest and most well-known flash animations on the internet. The site became a center for viral videos and animations. Despite its success, Albino Blacksheep encountered some legal challenges in the mid-2000s. Certain content hosted on the website was copyrighted, which resulted in takedown notices and legal threats. To address the issue, Lerner began removing copyrighted content and focused more on original content and user submissions.
In March 2020, the site changed the logo of the same sheep wearing a face mask in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but later changed it back.
According to Steven Lerner, the name is an intentional oxymoron; by definition, a black sheep cannot be an albino because it quite obviously possesses skin pigmentation. He also points out that "black sheep" can also be interpreted as "outcast" and that the site's title could be interpreted to refer to an albino outcast.
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