There should be a spinning cube above. If you
click on a side, that will bring it forward, and then you can double-click
to visit that page. All of which highlights why we don't use Java
Applets very much. It took a full sentence to explain its function,
which you may or may not have ascertained intuitively.
Web applets are usually much more fun than they
are functional. Although well-written applets can serve a purpose,
for general web use their drawbacks include slow load times, cross-platform
compatibility issues, and often counterintuitive functions and interfaces.
That doesn't stop them from being amusing though. Visit the links
at the bottom of this page for free Java applet downloads.
There always seems to be some confusion in terminology
definitions from CNET's computer glossary:
Sun Microsystems' Java programming language: "simple, object-oriented,
distributed, interpreted, robust, secure, architecture-neutral,
portable, high-performance, multithreaded, dynamic, buzzword-compliant,
general-purpose programming language."
"Designed by Sun Microsystems and Netscape as an easy-to-use
added to standard HTML pages to create interactive documents."
"Applet is a diminutive form of app (application), and it refers
to simple, single-function programs that often ship with a larger
product. Programs such as Windows' Calculator, File Manager, and
Notepad are examples of applets."
Tons of free applet downloads. You can find that spinning
cube there. Not much in the way of documentation for a lot of
Home to annoying Geocities Homepage classics like the "Wavy
Lake". As the description says: "Sheer fun is this applet!"
Some applets created by a fellow named Eric Harshbarger.
Amusing gun-toting Applets. We especially like the "Airstrike
Menu". The developer was courteous enough to provide a
parental warning for violence. They'd never get a job with the MPAA.