Does anyone know why Panther countdown graphic on apple.com

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  1. macrumors member

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    messes up my page in the browser, you only see the black background of the graphics with numbers, but i dont see the menu or any other stuff on that main page at apple.com

    i tried using Safari, interent explorer, And opera and i have the same problem with the 3 of them. does anyone know why?

    but when i use a windows pc I dont have a problem. i have 10.2.8, and the latest version of Java.
     
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    cb911

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    cool! they've got a Panther countdown!! :D

    i haven't been to Apple.com for a while... i completely missed that.

    it should display right, it's only a gif. they probably did that for simplicity so that most people with any browser would be able to see it. have you ever had problems viewing Apple's site before?

    i'm not a web person (well, i do spend most of my day on the net, but i don't know about the technical side) so i couldn't really say what problems you're having.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Also difficult with PC/Win/IE

    I also have problems when I start the page with IE (I have a PC notebook + win 2k). If I move my cursor over the countdown, the homepage is freezed and I need to relaunch IE.

    It has been like that since the countdown appeared but it's going better lately.

    I kind of check apple website all the time as I'm seriously thinking about switching. This freezing is the only problem I have found so far with Apple.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    i just noticed that it only happens when....

    it only happens when on apple.com on the usa Site, which is the firstpage you see when you type apple.com, but if i go to a store from another country i see the graphic just fine. with no problem. Weird, i know now it is not my computer.
     
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    Phil Of Mac

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    It works fine for me (Safari, Mac OS X).
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    I know the very first few hours the countdown was posted it didn't work correctly in a few browsers and that was fixed. Although it works for me (IE for Mac, Safari, Firebird and IE 6).

    I just started getting a 500 Server Error when trying to connect to Apple.com :eek:
     
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    yamabushi

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    Well it uses Javascript so you can disable Javascript in your browser and you may be able to at least browse the site.

    I use an older version of Opera and it works fine for me.
     

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