Type of Program: Pre-made Java Applets
Company Name: DS Effects/Dario Sciacca
DS Applets is a collection of 87 configurable Java effects. I
must say that the quality of these applets is superb. Just take a look at
http://www.dseffects.com/ and click on the DS Applets preview link to be able to
see all 87. This same collection of Applets is also the choice of Cool Page (
http://www.3Dize.com ) where you can drag and drop each applet onto the page
from the same collection which is supplied with the program.
Each applet is configurable though obviously the type of configurability depends
on the applet but in general you can alter applet dimensions, intensity of
effect, speed, interactive yes/no, add scrolling messages, overlay an image,
point it to a URL, add status bar message, customize a message for non Java
enabled browsers etc. On top of that you have a preview screen to check your
configurations as you go along. Once you have completed all the changes you have
to make, you find all the html code necessary to put it on your web page ready
written so you can cut and paste it along with instructions as to which class
file to copy as well.
Until you register any applets you save will have the DS Effects logo on them
but pay an unbelievably low $20 and you get a registration key for all 87 for
your site. This is quality and class at a bargain price.
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie