Attempts at Making Websites: Macromedia Flash

I’ve started playing around with making websites over a decade ago. The first websites I put online were built with Flash. I know there is a lot of hate against Flash, and I remember it being a tedious work to get it right, especially if you don’t know code (like me). I had to make sure all the steps were added properly and the loops were working fine as well.

One of the major advantages of Flash was that as a site builder you had to think in scenes and plot. Because of the construction of a Flash site, every page became a scene in the interactive movie you created for your visitors. I see that as an advantage since this was a very specific and visual approach to UX design (even though this was long before I even heard of UX).

Here are three projects I built with Flash. Remember, it’s been a decade, so don’t be hating. Oh, and yes, everything that I did with a slightly creative element (pictures, video, websites) was under the name firstelement. As I said, don’t be hating.

The website I made for my punk rock band The Mass:

The content that popped up if you inserted our demo disk in your computer:

A website I made with info on a project to bring guitars with me on my internship to Burkina Faso in 2006:

Picture by Viktor Hanacek


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