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Oct 212022

Rework the Menu of Mordor

I’m planning on removing redundant menu options that were part of the old animation software no long in use.

It’s time to take a fresh look at Mordor and remove the old icons and imagery that used to hold Adobe Flash interactive content. I’m sorry to see it go, but website animation and HTML5 simply do not work well together. Adobe discontinued the use of Flash across the web in 2019-2020, which means any Flash content simply shows up as a gray box and will not work. You can go HERE to see an example of the problem on this site. The link takes you to a page that used to house our interactive Orkish Beastiary, but now it’s nothing more than an annoying gray box.

I have already removed most of the Flash content from Mordor, now it’s time to reevaluate the way the pages look and eliminate any redundant menu graphics. I plan to begin work on the main pages for the Dark Domains, the Servants of Shadow and the Brazen Beasts. From there I will move on to any pages that have similar icons that are no longer needed.

The main page for the Servants of Shadow (Seen to the left) will simply have a single image rather than the menu of small icons seen here. I will retain the use of these icons on the individual pages, so they won’t be gone completely.

As I make these updates I will work to maintain the visual look and feel of The Land of Shadow.com, while at the same time streamlining the graphic look of the site. When I’m done with some of the site clean-up, I’ll move on to updating with new content and finishing up some of the existing areas of the site that need completion.

If you have any questions or suggestions let me know in the comments below.

 October 21, 2022  Posted by at 9:40 am  Add comments