FantasyAnime vs. the Flash ban!
Ugh, I spent all weekend removing Flash from the site. Chrome, the world's #1 browser, will be blocking Flash by default soon. I made most of my FantasyAnime's RPG shrines in the mid 2000's when Flash was very popular. So Flash is everywhere
To "remove Flash" I have to re-create the Flash elements in HTML5. I don't have a lot of time on my hands, so I did quick band-aide workarounds. And I wanted to keep the 2005 look and feel.
The easiest shrines to convert were the ones with a video. It was just a matter of converting the Flash video to HTML5 video. Like for Chrono Trigger:http://fantasyanime.com/squaresoft/ct.htm
For some shrines, it would've been too much work to re-create the Flash. For Secret of Mana, for example, the Flash had a cool effect of birds flying in the background. No more birds :( I replaced it with just a static background:http://fantasyanime.com/mana/som.htm
My biggest challenge were the RPG shrines that have an interactive hover map. For Tenchi Muyo RPG and SaGa Frontier I was able to replicate the Flash maps entirely into HTML5:http://fantasyanime.com/animerpgs/tmrpg.htmhttp://fantasyanime.com/saga/sagafront.htm
For other shrines, I removed the hover map for something a little cooler. For Magic Knight Rayearth I used some CSS3 animation to animate clouds and a bouncing Mokona:http://fantasyanime.com/animerpgs/magicknights.htm
Similar to above, I used the same CSS3 cloud effect for Live-A-Live:http://fantasyanime.com/legacy2/livealive.htm
Terranigma had a cool 3D Flash animation. I couldn't figure out a feasible way to make it into HTML5. So I replaced it with a video:http://fantasyanime.com/legacy/terranigma.htm
With CSS3 you can 3D rotate text. That effect was perfect for recreating Treasure Hunter G's Flash layout:http://fantasyanime.com/legacy2/hunterg.htm
I tried to use animated GIFs wherever possible, since they auto-play on mobile devices (HTML5 video doesn't). I replaced Arcana's Flash with a maze-crawling GIF:http://fantasyanime.com/legacy2/arcana.htm
That's the gist of it. I did a lot more work than what's mentioned here. I'm going to miss the glory days of Flash :( It broke my heart having to removing it.
Ideally, I would love to just completely remake every RPG shrine to bring them up to modern standards and quality. I don't have the time for that right now. For sure in the future :)