Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

Write for InfoQ


Choose your language

InfoQ Homepage News InfoQ China Colour Scheme Goes Gray in Consideration of Earthquake Victims

InfoQ China Colour Scheme Goes Gray in Consideration of Earthquake Victims

As China began a three-day official mourning period from May 19th for victims of the May 12 earthquake that happened in Sichuan Province in southwestern China, InfoQ China joined other tech sites and on Monday and changed the whole site's colour scheme to grey in consideration of the victims.

According to China's state-run news agency, the official death toll rose to 40,075 as of 18:00 on May 20th Beijing time, with another 247,645 people injured in the major quake with a magnitude of 8.0. All Chinese national flags were lowered to half mast. 

A number of major websites in China, including Sina, Sohu, 163, Baidu, Yahoo China, Google China, etc., have turned their home pages to gray as a means of mourning. In additional, the largest online technical media sites such as, have set up special columns on Sichuan earthquake.

InfoQ China has been running for over one year and attracts over 6000 readers a day. InfoQ China includes translations of most content plus also local news, articles and videos by Chinese experts. InfoQ China's team consists of three full time individuals plus over 20 part time developers who take care of translations and new content.

Kevin Chu, lead editor of InfoQ China's .NET community based in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, has reported safe after the quake.

Rate this Article