What was really, really nice about APFS is that no matter your technical skills there was still a supportive and good-natured atmosphere. My mocks on that website were
, starting off as MS Paint doodles I made when I was twelve(!) and progressing to even worse doodles on an old version of Paint Shop Pro with a million filters thrown over the top turning everything into a sickening colourful mess.
But never did anyone mock anyone elses, er, mocks - positives were found in just about everything, and even when one person did write "Sorry but Billy's mocks are ****" (or something along those lines) people instantly leapt to my defence, explaining that I was just a twelve-year old child with limited graphical skills. It made me feel welcome and meant that people could post their designs safely without fear of being ridiculed, something that I sadly don't think would be the case on this forum today. Had I been my 12/13 year old self today and posted my early mocks on this website, the negativity I'd have received would probably cause me to give up fairly sharpish.
I think the last gallery I designed - a 2005 ATV one
that isn't on the archived APFS, was on MatthewFirths JavaTV site
(EDIT: My mistake, not his site sorry)
but looking at it right now all the images are missing for some reason (and for the love of
don't click any of my designs that are on APFS if you don't want to be horrified at what kid me thought looked awesome) - wasn't
bad, still with lots of faults but much better than the earliest MS Paint stuff of just three/four years earlier, so some improvements were made at least - I'd have been sixteen when I made that one and I think a couple of images, should they return, still hold up fairly well today, particularly proud of some of the VHS-tape effects which was a whole combination of PSP filters. Always found the idea of 'what if's far more interesting than the blandess of news studio recreations and aston designs that make up most mocks these days.
Last edited by BillyH on 8 September 2016 3:58pm
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