A typographic Helvetica-flavored web pun from Inman.
Clever shot. It'd be futile to attempt to compete with the intricacy and detail of Cornell's serve, so Inman has allowed the gist of it to stand. But by wrapping his return in the form of a jokey web 2.0 signup form, he's given Cornell little to work with for the next volley.
Note the continued use of a restrained palette. And the orange Inman used was plucked from the background of the June archive page of his changing-colors-over-time weblog - June being the month of the summer solstice.
From a UI-design standpoint, I'll point out that I'm not fan of putting the labels like "Email" and "Password" within the fields themselves.
Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by John Gruber.
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