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Kent Myers Design — Fenwick & West

Several states of the 15kb Flash navigation menu shown above.

Fenwick & West is a national law firm with offices in California, Washington and Idaho. In 1995 they were undergoing a redesign of their corporate web site and contracted Kent to build the Flash menu system from final creative designs.

The menu used a different color palette of about 30 tones for each of the five main sections. As the user moused between sections the palette was to animate in a kaleidoscopic medley of changing shapes & colors.

Kent coded the actionScript for the continuously interactive animations, and created a sub-menu system for secondary links. FlashVars were used allowing more than twenty pages to share a common 15kb navigation file and still display a unique state.