When the internet was much safer and idealistic, design reigned supreme. I was lucky to be part of the Gen X’es that thrived in the web design community, when Flash was a showcase of not just technical but design and animation skills. And even static websites back then explored a myriad of experimental designs that never fail to wow the users. It was an era where designers could actually make websites without over burdened by technicalities. It has been a wonderful journey nonetheless - in my career winning few notable international web awards. When Flash was no longer at the forefront so was my interest in Web Design, and things have changed quite a bit since then. It is now the thing of my past.