Dark Ages of the Web

Dark Ages of the Web

Now it’s abandoned, but a lot of websites were built on FLASH technologies. Basic HTML technologies didn’t provide enough tools and methods for designers to express their ideas and FLASH which was used commonly to create an animation and interactive presentations stepped into the Web. For designers who wanted to do web — FLASH websites were the breath of fresh air. Everything you can imagine was possible — from complex interactive animations to 3D. The main source of inspiration was thefwa.com and it was an honor to add an FWA label on a website. Sounds good, right? But what happened with FLASH then? Well, briefly it wasn’t secure, it was heavy to load, Apple effect and HTML5. Unfortunately, I can’t provide any links to you, because you can’t open them, FLASH technology is deadly dead right now. It’s hard to imagine right now but FLASH was a big part of the internet not so far ago — websites, games, banners and I think that more than 50% of all designers portfolio was built on FLASH.  » Read More

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