Apple's Homepage

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Ja Di ksw, May 3, 2006.

  1. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    Is anyone else annoyed that they put the commercials on the homepage? I understand they are trying to get them out there and are happy about the commercials, but I dislike when I go to a website and audio kicks in automatically. Disrupts any song I'm listening to, kicks me out of whatever mood I'm in, etc. A link to them would be fine, but playing the commercials right off seems overkill to me. Plus, what about people without fast connections?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    You can press pause if you click on the video to stop it.
     
  3. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

    Superdrive

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    Sound, video, resizing, etc should only happen when I tell it to.

    Automatic=:mad:

    I'm more worried about their pages looking like crap spilling beyond 800px.
     
  4. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I hate it when Web sites start up with a video, sound clip, or flash animation.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Yeah, I can't stand it when sites start blasting music at you.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    [nitpicker mode]

    I just noticed that the alt tag for the iPod Hi-Fi image on Apple's main page has a typo: "iPod Hi-Fi. Stero. Reinvented."

    [/nitpicker mode]

    Of course, the only reason I noticed it is that their stupid autoplay iPod ad on the main page causes a delay in loading the entire page, allowing the alt text to pop up. C'mon, Apple...I hate when sites bomb me with videos I haven't asked for...you're better than that.
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I had been considering starting a thread about web sites with self-starting video. The Apple ads aren't so annoying since you know they're coming.

    But there are several others that have small frames of video that you may not see right away. It scares me sometimes! One I think of is NASCAR. I know there's others out there.
     
  8. Ja Di ksw thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    I still think they're bad, despite "knowing they're coming" or being able to click to stop them. Websites aren't the places to put TV ads, in my opinion.

    I'm resurrecting this thread because I just went to the movie trailer page of Apple's, and there was a video that auto played there too! Some guy telling me to check out his movie trailer on Apple's site.

    Apple is doing more of these videos that play when you go to a website, without clicking anything. Not less. I use to really like Apple's website, thought it was one of the better ones out there - by far. I use to go to their movie website a lot too. This is making me less inclined to.
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I wish it would start off as a still picture, and only start playing if I clicked it.
     
  10. Ja Di ksw thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

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    Exactly! That seems to make so much more sense.
     
  11. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    YES!

    I cleared my cookies and it took my to the US homepage auto matically and my browser froze. :( I hope they leave the Canadian site without video on start up. I have fast internet but my current PC is only a mere 700Mhz AVG Athlon. :( *waits for MacBooks(haha I typed boobs at first)*
     
  12. dcv macrumors G3

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    Thank god we don't have those adverts on the UK site. They're crap! And I agree, it is extremely annoying when a site automatically loads audio/video or those bloody awful flash animations :rolleyes:
     
  13. Gnorn macrumors regular

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    On my steampunk Bondi running 8.6 and QT 6 they don't even show up at all. Only a big white spot on the homepage. (but ooh... I do get sound :rolleyes: ) And when accecing the page from work (peecee) it tells me to get QT. If Apple was so concerned about peecee users switching to Mac, they should also have provided the clips in WMF for example :confused:
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe someone at Apple was making their MySpace page and accidentally uploaded it to the wrong server? :eek: :eek:
     
  15. Gnorn macrumors regular

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    I'm still looking for the "this is my cat" linky... :)
     

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