Flash, Evolution and the Web: Part 1

1 05 2006

I quite like this few quotes which I read and took from one of a flash design book.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

"There can be no doubt that Macromedia's Flash has changed the shape and future of the web"

"…if you wanted to have a cool website , you could wow the masses with lake applet or maybe even a virtual creature, like a tarantula to adorn your portfolio. Flash truly opened the door for creatives to fulfil their ideas and web design dreams"

"if we go back to April 1999, we can see one of the first truly pioneering Flash site, Full Throttle <http://www.davidgarystudios.com/v1> from David Gary Studios. Made entirely with Flash 3 this site covered all angles.

"Whilst a number of sites did create some clever site intro, like lookandfeel new media <http://www.lookandfeel.com/index.asp> did in 2000, where they built their whole web presence around their intro which featured two cute stickmen characters, the huge majority of intros were nothing but fluff and left users looking for a "skip intro" button".

"…until 2004 and group94's site for the Magnum photographer, Carl de Keyzer <http://www.carldekeyzer.com>, when we would welcome the production and addition of a creative new intro to accompany his highly acclaimed work".

"…(2001) the Sydney Opera House Virtual Tour <http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/sections/tours/virtual_tour/vrtour2.asp> delivered the first real taste of what flash could achieve, if user correctly. Using 360 degree panoramic photographs and point and click navigation, users quite literally had an access all areas pass and could leave the site feeling they had "visited" the Opera House for real".

"..in 2001, Flash showed its power as an animation and story telling powerhouse as Broken Saints <http://bs.brokensaints.com/splash-page.htm> launched their twenty four chaoter animation series, which eventually went on to be released as a twelve hour DVD in 2005".

by Rob Ford

(Wiedemann, 2005)

Advertisements

Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: