Welcome to the page with all of the Websites in a Flash History! This page will enlighten you on a little personal background of our company and how it was created by two brothers before the turn of the century.
Websites in a Flash was founded by Ashton and Geoffrey Sanders on October 18, 2003.
Geoffrey had spent the previous years apprenticing at an internet company (I Must Lotto), which hit the 37th most popular website on the net! During those years, Geoffrey learned many different programs, but he kept going back to a program called Flash 4, by Macromedia. He loved to spend hours and hours creating Flash Animations on this program, playing with all of the different aspects and details.
One co-worker, when he first showed Geoffrey the Flash program, said that it would probably take him two-to-four weeks to learn the program. Two days later, Geoffrey came back looking for more! Soon after, Geoffrey acquired his own copy of the program and started making hundreds of animations.
When Geoffrey realized that he could do what he loved to do for a living, he teamed up with his brother, Ashton to create Websites in a Flash.com.
Websites in a Flash Name
We decided on Websites in a Flash for the double meaning of 1) Our love of Flash Animations and 2) How fast we were at completing projects.
Our first step to creating a website for a flash animation business was to create a Flash animation for the homepage. He and his older brother, Ashton Sanders, spent hundreds of hours creating an entertaining flash movie that would represent both the childish fun of creating websites and the professionalism of getting them done quickly! The animation was very close to done within a couple months, but was never completely finished. The brothers would sit down and work on it for an afternoon every now and then, but there was always more to do. After years of tweaking and perfecting the animation, it was finally completed in October of 2005 and added to their custom website design! This animation can still be seen in this youtube video:
A second flash animation was built to create the website’s main navigation:
Websites in a Flash Today
Today, Websites in a Flash has become a full service Website Development and Design company. Flash has officially been discontinued, so we don’t make many flash animations, but we have become experts at creating quality websites in a short period of time.
“Flash” has always meant speed of service, but now it has taken on a new meaning of Website Speed. We create our WordPress themes from scratch, which makes it very easy for us to create highly-optimized websites for our clients
Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions.
The Development of the Websites in a Flash Logo
Our own logo went through a development process almost as intense as the website design and flash animation. Well, it didn’t really get intense until the recent re-branding of the company in April 2009.
When Geoffrey decided to name his website design and flash animation business “Websites in a Flash,” he knew he had to come up with a logo that represented both the professionalism and the playfulness with which he worked. So he created this text layout, and this really stuck. We had this same layout for almost 9 years:
After we created the layout, we started adding colors:
Then tried some shading:
How about a background? How about enveloping the “Flash” with a flash?
Na, too eighties. Lets scratch the background and try a background only behind flash? We liked this one, and kept it for a couple years:
After keeping the above logo for two years, we replaced the blue background behind the flash to a yellow explosion/flash. This was our logo until April of 2009.
Around 2006, Ashton create the “WF” logo seen here with the randomly chosen stick figure.
Starting in 2009, along with our website rebranding, Ashton Sanders changed the logo for Websites in a Flash. Ashton’s biggest reason for keeping the logo was because of the Sweet Flash Animation that really communicated what he liked best about working on the Internet.
In 2009, we updated the logo. We used this logo until 2021:
In 2021, we did our final update to the logo we use today: