Mercury Studios has been through many stages of life, designs and years. Starting back in 2003 under the guise Kreative Flash Kartoons (yes, I couldn’t spell well), I produced several small and ridiculous cartoons in Flash following a course taken in high school (these flash can be seen on the Animation page).
Some time in 2004 Kreative Flash Kartoons became Mercury Cartoons; I was looking for a more professional name, not one that any 5 year old could come up with. Hosted by freewebs and acquiring a .tk name from, well, dottk, the flash built website showcased all my cartoons and quizzes. In 2005 Mercury Cartoons went through a redesign, still using flash, but refining the sites navigation and usability. More cartoons and quizzes were produced, some for collabs on Newgrounds.com.
In 2006 I came to the realization that Mercury Cartoons didn’t cut it, there was more to this site than cartoons. Mercury Studios V4 was born, and with it came a complete HTML site, .com name and paid for hosting. Through my first year in college I continued to update the site with work done in my classes. Come 2008 and I felt that the current design of Mercury Studios wasn’t that great, it (it was too dark, and ill-functioning), so I set to work on the next version, Mercury Studios V5 which was lighter and easier on the eyes.
In the next year I introduced bloHG—the place for my thoughts, reviews and general blog-goodness, added some new interactive content, worked as an intern in New York City, and lived in Australia for five months. On my return I set to work on another version of Mercury Studios that would tackle some of the problems I had with the fifth version. Mercury Studios went widescreen, bloHG was fully incorporated, content was moved in-page, and a contemporary, spacey layout was adopted along with numerous other minor changes.
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