Apple.com Revisited

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  1. liketom macrumors 601

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    that is cool wonder if i can copy it and host it ? lol
     
  2. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Great find.
    It's a weird site layout that they used 1997/98. And I wish they could say the toasting thing about Intel now... :rolleyes:
     
  3. snkTab thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i was playing around with this http://www.archive.org/ Apparently the internet has an archive :)

    I looked at my own website in 1999-2000. :eek: So ugly. :(

    A lot of my old stuff was :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: . If I saw something like this elsewhere I might have said "man this kid is retarded"
     
  4. kewpid macrumors regular

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    Interesting

    They've more or less had the same site design for the past 5 years. :eek:
     
  5. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

    no wait, that's not right...
     
  6. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Those were cool to look at as a fairly recent Mac convert!
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    archive.org has been around for a while ....

    its kind of embarassing to look back at the old copies f my website, the nagain, I haven't changed that much but it looks better these days.
     
  8. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know where I can find a quicktime of the 'toast' ad? It's a classic!
     
  9. Deefuzz macrumors 6502a

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    that is a great find!

    That 1998 one is great! It's good to see the site hasn't changed too much in the years past. That 1997 one is pretty different though!
     
  10. iJoe macrumors member

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  11. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Great! I've always wondered what the older versions of Apple's site looked liked :)
     
  12. njmac macrumors 68000

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    From 1997:
    so funny to see now. The site looks so similar but just gets more refined every year. Some older years just look clunky
     
  13. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    This thread is awesome! I love looking at how the web has evolved.

    I think its time for Apple to redesign the sith though. I remember reading a survey that said it was voted worst on ease of navigation.
     
  14. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Are they serious?! I think Apples site is one of the best sites I have ever visited. The absolute worst website that I have ever had the displeasure of using is Microsofts. Its a pain in the @ss to navigate through and not intuitive at all. And god help you if you are looking for a specific OS patch.

    *shudder*
     
  15. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    This is true.
     
  16. mcarvin macrumors regular

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    The closest thing I remember to an Apple redesign was when Zeldman and Bowman were contracted by Apple back in '03. Both Happy Cog and Stop Design are really top-notch web design houses, but they only say that they're helping make the HTML standards-compliant and forward-compatible.

    I'm sure something visual will be done to coincide with Tiger. IIRC, doesn't Aqua get another tweaking. I believe I saw it in the screenies of Mail.app 2.0.
     
  17. maya macrumors 68040

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    This bring back memories. :)


    Not a new thing though I knew of this some years back, I believe MacWorld mag had published this in they mag some years back. Nice to re-visit the past. :)
     
  18. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    What patch? There are 20 a day...

    MS's site sucks. I like Apple's-- very easy to find what you want. And notice the colors at the top changed slightly from circa 10.1 times to 10.3 times?
     
  19. whocares macrumors 65816

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  20. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Thanks for introducing me to this web archive site, it's awesome to look back on past websites! :D It's wild how much sites have changed with the boom in broadband, and the massive increases in images everywhere. The web was a pretty bland place before people had fast enough connections to load image-rich pages. :D
     

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