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    Anfy

    Title: Anfy
    Version: 1.4.5
    Platform: All Windows, Apple & Linux
    Download Size: 2.9MB
    Rating: Tucows: 5 gold cows
    Cost: Free for personal use, registration is 10-20 USD per domain - see below
    Description:
    Useful collection of over 40 JAVA applets that can be easily configured using the simple windows interface. Anfy JAVA spices up your web page with eye catching, cutting edge, high graphics applets.

    Download From: http://anfyteam.com/

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    All effects are very easy to set up. In the Windows versions there is a wizard for creating the applets in minutes. Effects include morphing, water, fractals, book-flip, fading etc.
    Also available is Anfy 3D but I have no personal experience of this.

    Registration gives you: All the "link" options enabled when applets are online. No pop-up credits window when applets are clicked online. Free customer support via e-mail. Free updates when new versions of Anfy are out.
    Unregisterd, the applets run correctly and visualize all the effects even if you don't purchase the regcode.
    The only (minor) difference between registered and unregistered applets, is noticeable online, when applets are clicked with the mouse.
    On unregistered applets, an external small window will appear, showing the name of author as credits: it can be closed, and the effects will not be interrupted. In addition, the "link" functions of the applets, which makes it possible to link to another page when the applets are clicked, are disabled.
    Registration fees are on a per-domain basis - the more you buy the cheaper it is.

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    Re: Anfy

    I'm afraid I stopped using Java long ago. It's too much trouble.
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    Re: Anfy

    On the evolutionary scale of web design, and in comparison to the skills of one such as yourself, I am but a mere amoeba.
    Anything that makes me and what I've attempted look better, and with minimal effort, is a bonus.
    [img]/w3timages/icons/clown.gif[/img] [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Anfy

    I have registered this applet for 2 of my web sites. It is just too easy to use!
    While you do get a load of applets, realisticlly you may only find one or two that can be used tastfully on a web site. I happen to be able to use the water effects applets. very cool. It was well worth the $20 bucks for the couple I use, and consider the rest of them as freebies if i can use them at a later time on the same site. The 3D java picture menu box is pretty good to if it fits with the web theme. The gif display is good too. most of the others would be best use for a personal web page. Stuff that make you say "Cool!" but does not add to the content of the page.. The best part is the auto (wizard like) interface for setting them up for your own web pages. A big thumbs up for people who know nothing about java. Way cool!!!
    Later,
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    Re: Anfy

    Hey Bruce
    Come on, man. Put your URLs where your typing finger is. If you've got Java applets working what's your websites, so we can have a look?
    Problem with Java is client-side : many surfers don't have theirs activated, or have not updated the MS VM. I've even heard that it can break some browsers. Sure, it can be cool, but I'd rather people think 'useful, informative, thank goodness I read this' than' cool, way out, how pretty.' The perfect site would have 'em saying all of those, but I've yet to find one...
    Once we've got this thread going, we can talk about the freebie offerings in J and jscript.

    Cheers

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    Re: Anfy

    >>The perfect site would have 'em saying all of those, but I've yet to find one...

    <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> I'm hurt! What about the Lounge? <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Anfy

    <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/eileen.gif border=0 alt=eileen width=17 height=15>*giving hugs...always the perfect site*
    <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Anfy

    Hang on, there! This ain't no web site. OK, it's got the dubbleyers but this is serios surfing. I din' come here for no fun. I jus' wanna lounge. Bes' thing since that ol' moonshine. It sho ain't pretty, but, then, neither am I. Yer cain't go comparin' chalk an' cheese. Even ah knows that.
    OK skins is nice, but I don' see no Flash, or Java ( bit o' that script stuff, p'raps) or Shokwave.
    Less keep it that way, huh?

    Cheers yawl

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    Re: Anfy

    <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>Moonshine and the 1st of September...what a way to go <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Anfy My Examples using his java applets

    Ok, for those of you who think seeing is believing....
    Here is a couple of URLs
    This one uses a water ripple affect. Very simple and low key.
    If the client does not have Java enabled, then a static image is displayed.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zipjackumbrella.com/cafebeach/amerocafe.htm>http://www.zipjackumbrella.com/cafebeach/amerocafe.htm</A>

    If you want to play in the water, try this one.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zipjackumbrella.com/info/info.htm>http://www.zipjackumbrella.com/info/info.htm</A>
    It fits in with the web site and offers some mindless entertainment for at least 5 to 10 seconds. <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23>

    The only java app I can think of that would fall into the "informative" group would be a ticker tape applet. "ohhh yes! we all *LIKE* those!" <img src=/S/smash.gif border=0 alt=smash width=30 height=26> (yes, anfy does have a couple also...)
    Almost all others offer 'Eye candy' or user navigation.

    The Anfy apps. can be used without paying for them. Of course users will get a credit window when they click on or use the applet on any site other than a local drive. So for a personal/family web site, this group of apps. can be used without spending a dime. For a comercial web site, its worth the 20 bucks to have a fist full of applets (40) that are simple to use and I didn't have to write or debug the code. The programmer and designer who wrote them has been writting code since 1988, working with C++, Assembler, Amiga and DOS 'of olden days'. He and his team is heavy into Java, virtual reality and realtime 3D. The 20 bucks is worth his expericence and knowledge to have apps that work.

    Go here to see all 40 examples or download the apps.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://anfyteam.com/anj/index.html>http://anfyteam.com/anj/index.html</A>
    Of course not all of them are winners. Some are just creative, some are very single purpose, and some are even cheesy. YMMV.

    Later,
    Bruce

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    Re: Some J

    Forgot to add the J

    I haven't tried any of them but if your interested
    try this for some J
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.thejmaker.com/>http://www.thejmaker.com/</A>

    Regards,
    Bruce

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    Re: Anfy

    What is with some people and their obsession with Flash? Do they think we all have Broadband? Guilty sites should be given some kind of 'dirty mac' rating, for the amount of your time they waste on pointless introductory animations.
    We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

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    Re: Anfy

    You mention that the small window that contains the author and credits can be closed in the unregistered version. Does this mean permanently or each time the code is run? In other words, do the credits show every time, then have to be closed by someone viewing the site?
    I'm interested in the book flip slide show but don't want to shell out the cash nor have anyone see the small window. So far I haven't spent a cent on my website. Perhaps that's evident, but I'm having cheap fun.
    Thanks for an interesting thread.
    Jack

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    Re: Anfy

    From what I recall, if you click on the 'animation' the credits pop up and have to be closed. This would apply each time it was clicked on.
    If you don't click on the window, nothing happens.
    Again from memory, if you don't have the registered version, you can not turn-off the hyperlink on the image (that calls up the credits), but if you do have the registered version, you can select to either have no hyperlink, or link it to whatever you want.

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    Re: Anfy

    Don't blame Flash - used properly it's great. It's just the idiots who mistreat it.
    Similar arguements apply to frames...
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