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Websites in the modern era
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:48:28 AM »

Adobe today announced plans to end-of-life its Flash browser plug-in, ceasing development and distribution of the software at the end of 2020. Adobe encourages content creators to migrate flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.

My website has Flash slideshows, perfectly usable a half a dozen years ago, but malware has made it unusable. I started to set up a HTML5 website when two things happened. I was encouraged to take early retirement and millennials took over the internet with their mobile/cell phones. My website on my MacBook Air looked very usable but on a mobile/cell who knows?

Spark looks promising, any other solutions? I'm still waiting to find a solution that I can put time and effort into.

Cheers,

 

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Re: Websites in the modern era
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 02:10:13 AM »

Flash has been obsolete for a long while. There are plenty of alternatives. A lot use Wordpress or Wix. I use Joomla. The easy but not perfect way to test is simply drag the browser to minimum width and see if it responds. Best of course to actually use a phone which is what most of your visitors will be using.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 02:53:29 AM »

Flash has been obsolete for a long while. There are plenty of alternatives. A lot use Wordpress or Wix. I use Joomla. The easy but not perfect way to test is simply drag the browser to minimum width and see if it responds. Best of course to actually use a phone which is what most of your visitors will be using.

Thanks for your response.

Wordpress with its Command Line Input (CLI) interface is a PITA. My old site used Dreamweaver Spry tools which basically meant I could use a HTML table to control my website. Updating the site was very simple. Using CLI is frustratingly painful.

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 03:41:53 AM »

Adobe today announced plans to end-of-life its Flash browser plug-in, ceasing development and distribution of the software at the end of 2020. Adobe encourages content creators to migrate flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.

My website has Flash slideshows, perfectly usable a half a dozen years ago, but malware has made it unusable. I started to set up a HTML5 website when two things happened. I was encouraged to take early retirement and millennials took over the internet with their mobile/cell phones. My website on my MacBook Air looked very usable but on a mobile/cell who knows?

Spark looks promising, any other solutions? I'm still waiting to find a solution that I can put time and effort into.

Cheers,



Hello Tom,

As Bob said, flash is dead since a long while now. I code my website by myself but it is a long and tedious work. I suggest you have a look at Cargo. It is a small collective from LA and they do stunning work. In a way you do not depend from adobe or other plateform. It is free or you can pay for more features but in the end,everything work ok and is top notch on all plateforms.

https://2.cargocollective.com/
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Re: Websites in the modern era
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 05:00:10 AM »

Hey, I know Flash is dead. Around six years ago I started to build a new website using HTML5 and a javascript slideshow, a sample is below:

http://www.tb.id.au/rajasthan_people/rajasthan_people.html

(Technology, the slideshow work on the web page)

However watching people using their smart phones I knew six years ago that I was already behind in technology.

Cue Slobodan's Cuba link:

https://spark.adobe.com/page/6cpozKHejqUJ9/

Hey I'm thinking solutions like Spark.

Any ideas?

Cheers,



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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 08:46:09 AM »

I created this site using Adobe products as a proof of concept. The main index site is built in Muse and is very simple - took about ten minutes. The various sub articles were made in Adobe Spark.

Spark is very easy to use and is self hosting but is so far quite limited for choice of fonts and text positioning.

Start with the “Travels With Frito” sub-article.

Spark offers no way to link to other Sparks, so you have to close each article’s tab to return to the main site.

http://frito02.businesscatalyst.com
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Re: Websites in the modern era
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 09:01:10 AM »

Spark offers no way to link to other Sparks, so you have to close each article’s tab to return to the main site.
http://frito02.businesscatalyst.com

Peter, I love the storytelling aspect of Spark and your implementation of it. It is fluid, giving me the feeling of travelling with you. It’s too bad about not being able to have a fixed nav bar at the top to take you back as that would surely make Spark a better storytelling vehicle.

Great photos and experiences.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 09:21:06 AM »

Thanks, Terry. A fixed menu or navigation system may be possible from Muse. I just haven’t figured out how to do it yet. My goal with posting this here was to show how easy it is to use Spark, which requires no CC subscription.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 10:56:44 AM »

Start with the “Travels With Frito” sub-article.

Spark offers no way to link to other Sparks, so you have to close each article’s tab to return to the main site.

http://frito02.businesscatalyst.com
Just to say how much I enjoyed these vicarious road trips!
Michael & I travelled most of these areas together over the years. It was great to see them through your eyes.
We often talked about fitting out a van similar to yours for photo trips but never did...tough to take to Bangladesh or Madagascar! ))
Chris S
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Re: Websites in the modern era
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 05:03:41 PM »

Peter, I love the storytelling aspect of Spark and your implementation of it. It is fluid, giving me the feeling of travelling with you.

Yep, very well done! Bookmarked for future visits.

-Dave-
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Re: Websites in the modern era
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2018, 06:38:14 AM »

If you're comfortable at the HTML level, take a look at the HTML5 Up templates; they're designed to be responsive, so layout adjusts to screen width, etc. One of the templates has a basic slideshow capability.

 
Adobe today announced plans to end-of-life its Flash browser plug-in, ceasing development and distribution of the software at the end of 2020. Adobe encourages content creators to migrate flash content to HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly formats.

My website has Flash slideshows, perfectly usable a half a dozen years ago, but malware has made it unusable. I started to set up a HTML5 website when two things happened. I was encouraged to take early retirement and millennials took over the internet with their mobile/cell phones. My website on my MacBook Air looked very usable but on a mobile/cell who knows?

Spark looks promising, any other solutions? I'm still waiting to find a solution that I can put time and effort into.

Cheers,
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