• Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, over 1 year ago

    Hmm, this one's tricky to answer for me...

    When I was around 8 or 9, I attempted to prototype my own operating system using Broderbund PrintMaster 3, as it allowed HTML linking between "pages", even if it was meant for greeting cards and such.

    For designing, prototyping, and building actual applications I started with The Games Factory by Clickteam, and eventually moved to Multimedia Fusion 1.5 Pro which had more capabilities and better suited for applications. At around age 14, I started attempting to build the equivalent to Valve's Steam or the Mac App Store for Windows apps using MMF 1.5, and even tried my hand at creating an alternative markup language for vendors to create custom marketing pages for their apps.

    Sadly I found that MMF wasn't quite powerful enough to pull something like that off, despite it having some pretty great networking plugins. But in terms of UI design, grids, layout tools, etc. blended with a visual, event-based programming system, it was amazing to learn on!

    Clickteam is responsible for making me a UI/UX designer today.

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