Thursday, 19 September 2013

Where has all the colour gone?

Once upon a time there was colour and interest a-plenty in development tool splash screens. Well, this was certainly the case with Delphi and C++Builder anyway.

And then corporate America took over and things dulled down with an unmistakable business-like tone.

Take a look through the progression of splash screen I have here and see if nostalgia strikes.

1997: Delphi 3

Delphi 3

1998: C++Builder 3

BCB3Splash

1998: Delphi 4

Delphi4Splash

1999: C++Builder 4

BCB4Splash

1999: Delphi 5

Delphi5Splash

2000: C++Builder 5

BCB5Splash

2000: JBuilder 4

JBuilder4

2001: Delphi 6

Delphi6Splash

2002: Delphi 7

Delphi7Splash

2004: Delphi 2005

Delphi2005

2005: Delphi 2006

Delphi2006

2007: Delphi 2007

Delphi2007

2007: C++Builder 2007

CBuilder2007

2008: Delphi 2009

Delphi2009

2008: C++Builder 2009

BCB2009

2009: Delphi 2010

Delphi2010

2010: Delphi XE

DelphiXE

2011: Delphi/RAD Studio XE2

DelphiXE2

2012: Delphi/RAD Studio XE3

DelphiXE3

2013 – Delphi XE4

DelphiXE4

2013 – Delphi XE5

DelphiXE5