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Most web sites use some form of Flash, you can bet that if there is an animation on a web page you are visiting, it was more than likely produced by Flash. Not too many years ago there were quite a number of websites produced that were totally Flash. With the developement of modern mobile phones total Flash websites fell from grace owing to the fact that, mobile phones had a problem displaying Flash content.

HTML 1.0 - 4.0 (and XHTML) were all specifications for laying out text and images on a page. Later revisions included some attempts at providing semantic data which allows basically for automated categorization and correlation of HTML documents. HTML5 actually strives to be something very different. It aims to be more of an application development platform, which includes not only laying out text and images, but also playing video and audio, interactive 2d and 3d graphics, storing data in the application, dealing with online and offline access to data, and real-time networking protocols for exchanging data as it happens.

Google was quite clear when they dropped the support, that Android OS would never again be compatible with Flash technology. Adobe continued releasing "security" fixes up till Spetember 10 last year. That was the last Flash update for Android they'll ever make. HTML5 is the standard for video now and anyone who doesn't use it for video, is literally shutting out half or more of their site visitors. By 2016, it'll be almost impossible to find Flash video on the web. Flash games will still be out there, but video and Flash are parting ways, thanks to phones.

Personally I am biased, I just love Flash, maybe because I have been involved with it for quite a long time, maybe I am just old school and hate to see a lot of good old things disappear.


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My Old WebSite

The Upside to my old Flash site was animation, it was highly animated not just static and may I say boring. I have kept this site up for viewing so click here  Rybedan Design Works  if you want to check it out and see how good Flash looks. The Downside to a full Flash site (strictly speaking) is that it cannot be viewed on a mobile phone.

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My New WebSite

Many thanks to Templatemo a great place to find free website templates that you may download and modify to suite your own needs. You may also purchase professional templates so please check them out now, go to  www.templatemo.com .

With this new website I have html pages, a css file for styling, a styled javascript driven menu, the Flash Image Slider above and a number of JQuery driven popup modal boxes such as this one. If you are interested in popup modal boxes, click here  Reveal: JQuery Modals Made Easy .

The images displayed above are a selection of free autumn photo's downloaded from the web. To the photographers who took these images, let me say, they are beautiful and truly magical.

Autumn Poem: Autumn's Here:

Autumn leaves, red, gold and brown. Falling, swirling, drifting down.
Prickly conkers, cracking, popping. Branches snap, acorns dropping.
Picking pumpkins, juicy apples too. Gathering blackberries, in hedgerows for you.
Foggy mornings, damp, cold and grey. Nature's blanket, clouding the day.
Swallows gather, swooping up high. Off they go to Africa, they fly.
Hibernating hedgehog, finds somewhere to sleep. Be sure it's not your bonfire or your rubbish heap. Shorter days, frosty and wet. Winter's round the corner, but not quite yet.

Once again, many thanks to free templates from Templatemo.


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RyBeDan Design Works

Welcome to my website. I first became interested in website design in 2006 when I was approached by a friend to build a website for a local business. After just a few days I became fascinated with the coding aspect of good web creation. I am talking here of the html, css, javascript and flash professional a graphics-based vector animation software tool.

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My  Old  Website
 Rybedan Design Works

The first website I designed for myself was almost totally coded using Flash Professional. This site used only one html file containing the flash swf file. The other files used were php for email and a css file for styling.

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My  New  Website
 RyBeDan Design Works

My new website features a flash image slider above. Click on the image area, now click to pause or play, click on dots to manually advance images. Click on image to show title text, click again to remove. Templates from Templatemo.


Browser vs Browser

OPERA BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: The history of the Opera web browser began in 1994 when it was started as a research project at Telenor, the largest Norwegian telecommunications company. In 1995, the project branched out into a separate company named Opera Software ASA, with the first publicly available version released in 1996. Opera has undergone extensive changes and improvements, and introduced notable features such as Speed Dial. Until version 2.0, the Opera browser was called MultiTorg Opera (version 1.0) and had only a limited internal release-although it was demonstrated publicly at the Third International WWW Conference in April 1995. It was known for its multiple document interface (MDI) and 'hotlist' (sidebar), which made browsing several pages at once much easier, as well as being the first browser to completely focus on adhering to the W3C standards. In February 2013, Opera Software announced that their in-house rendering engine, Presto, would be phased out in favour of WebKit. Opera 15 saw the browser being fully rewritten, with this and subsequent releases being based on Blink and Chromium. Opera 33 was released in October 2015.

FIREFOX BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: The Mozilla Firefox project was created by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross as an experimental branch of the Mozilla browser. The project that became Firefox started as an experimental branch of the Mozilla Suite called m/b (or mozilla/browser). After it had been sufficiently developed, binaries for public testing appeared in September 2002 under the name Phoenix. This name carried the implication of the mythical firebird that rose triumphantly from the ashes of its dead predecessor, in this case from the "ashes" of Netscape Navigator after it had been killed off by Microsoft's Internet Explorer in the "First browser war". The history of the name Mozilla goes all the way back to the internal codename for the original 1994 Netscape Navigator browser, with the name meaning "Mosaic killer" and aiming to some similarity with the building-crushing Godzilla, as the company's goal was to displace NCSA Mosaic as the world's number one web browser. The name Mozilla was revived as the 1998 open sourcing spinoff organization from Netscape.

CHROME BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It used the WebKit layout engine until version 27 and, with the exception of its iOS releases, from version 28 and beyond uses the WebKit for Blink. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008. As of November 2015, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 58% worldwide usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser. It is also the most popular browser for smartphones, and combined across all platforms at about 45%. Its success has led to Google expanding the 'Chrome' brand name on various other products such as the Chromecast. Google releases the majority of Chrome's source code as an open-source project Chromium. A notable component that is not open source is their version of the built-in Adobe Flash Player, called Pepper Flash Player.

SAFARI BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: Safari is a web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. First released in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been included in iOS devices since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. It is the default browser on Apple devices. A Windows version, now discontinued, was available from 2007 to 2012. Until 1997, Apple Macintosh computers were shipped with the Netscape Navigator and Cyberdog web browsers only. Internet Explorer for Mac was later included as the default web browser for Mac OS 8.1 and onwards, as part of a five-year agreement between Apple and Microsoft. During that time, Microsoft released three major versions of Internet Explorer for Mac that were bundled with Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9, though Apple continued to include Netscape Navigator as an alternative. Microsoft ultimately released a Mac OS X edition of Internet Explorer for Mac, which was included as the default browser in all Mac OS X releases from Mac OS X DP4 up to and including Mac OS X v10.2.

INTERNET EXPLORER BROWSER A BRIEF HISTORY: Microsoft has developed eleven versions of Internet Explorer for Windows from 1995 to 2013. Microsoft has also developed Internet Explorer for Mac, Internet Explorer for UNIX and Internet Explorer Mobile respectively for Apple Macintosh, Unix and mobile devices. The first two are discontinued but the latter runs on Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Windows Phone. All Browser history (text)taken from the Wikipedia Website, to read more search wikipedia (browser name) browser history.


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Browser vs Browser

There are five main browsers, in my order of preference, Opera, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer. I reccommend Opera.

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