FedEx site redesign…

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  1. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Love how the redesign of FedEx's website has stock art of an Aluminum PowerBook (or MBP) front and center…and a 17" at that!

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    They even featured a cup of coffee with it too!;)
     
  4. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Idk what kind of laptop that is. The power button is off center, which is a PowerBook trait. The WiFi antenna is on the hinge, which is a MacBook trait, and there’s no camera, which is another PowerBook trait.

    Perhaps it’s that rare PowerBook G5 I’ve heard rumors about!
     
  5. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    I don't always ship packages with FedEx, but when I do, I do it as a pubescent teen sitting on the floor in a white void of never-ending nothingness.
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  6. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    That's clearly the only reason Erik noticed it in the first place :D
     
  7. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Well…yeeaahhh!

    But…I mean…I noticed! :D
     
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    While we’re analyzing things, the keyboard looks oddly generic with it’s double height enter/return key, half width space bar and added modifier keys. Also the tilde key has an indentation of some kind. Don’t flame me if this is a standard Japanese kbd layout or something :)
     
  9. Dronecatcher macrumors 68030

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    You'll be telling me next you can tell which website she's browsing by the tone variations on her face ;)
     
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    The spatial separation of her fingers indicate it is likely one of the early multi-touch capable, PowerPC prototypes, which were only released by Apple to those in the secret "Federation Alliance". This is confirmed by a closer examination of her coffee mug which appears to contain a watermark of the all-knowing Eye of Providence. This is a bold move to show the stronghold which The Illuminati have over the Fedex corporation.
     
  11. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    She's browsing fedex.com Dronecatcher! ;)
     
  12. 556fmjoe macrumors 68000

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    Powerbooks are the go-to stock photo laptop. I see them everywhere.
     
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    As if those slow sites could run comfortably one a PowerBook G4. I saw a 12" PowerBook G4 used within an eBay banner, and I immediately pictured how awful it would be to view eBay on said machine. Sucks that Web design appears as though it's centered around making people need to buy new computers every few years.
     
  14. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    ??????

    I know it's not a 12", but it only has a 1Ghz processor…

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  15. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    Just because it can physically load a page, doesn't mean it runs the site comfortably. If it's slow + the CPU is working abnormally-hard, it's evidence that the site is poorly designed. The Web is asinine in that it's a resource hog.
     
  16. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Huh.

    I've never had any issues But I do use an ad blocker and uMatrix.
     
  17. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    Everything simply loads very slowly and uses most of the CPU.
     
  18. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Ok.

    I don't deny that is what you are experiencing and I am not saying that eBay (or even FedEx for that matter) don't have intense code.

    I'm just saying that this has not been my experience when accessing these sites on any of my Macs.
     
  19. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    Do they not chew the CPU up? If you run eBay or something and look at iStats or Activity Monitor, you'll see quite the spike.
     
  20. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    Not on my Macs.

    But I have done all my own optimizations with TenFourFox, I have BluHell Ad blocker installed, uMatrix and so on. I have no issues shopping on eBay.

    If I used a different browser perhaps I might, but I've not had any need to because T4Fx handles it quite well.

    Maybe it's some JS in the background, tracking site or something you aren't blocking?
     
  21. PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    How much of your CPU is used while you are loading an eBay page on your QS?
     
  22. eyoungren thread starter macrumors Core

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    When I get home tonight I will load it on my PowerBook and see. That is the slowest Mac I own, but also the most optimised (because of the slowness).

    That said, one comment…

    What matters ultimately is how fast the CPU returns to idle and stays at idle while browsing a page. This is the main point behind my optimizations. I cannot stop the code, but I can optimize it or avoid it by blocking it.
     
  23. amagichnich macrumors 6502

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    I recommend taking a very deep look at umatrix. Go on eBay, disable everything and stepwise enable things that seem important. Umatrix remembers your choice and after a while browsing is quite comfortable.
    Without optimizing Umatrix eBay nearly killed my iBook but now it's for some seconds on 100% then jumps down and everything is easy
     
  24. eyoungren, Nov 1, 2017
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    17 seconds from initial request to CPU drop to 88%. CPU is pegged for that time.
    25 seconds from initial request to CPU drop to 19% on the way down from 88%.
    4 seconds from initial page load. Page is responsive to clicks at this point.
    8 seconds from initial page load to loading of "My eBay" after clicking on it.

    So. Yes, the CPU pegs. I do not deny that. However, because of my optimization (ngpaintdelay and content.interrupt.parsing) the page immediately loads the first content it receives and is responsive.

    Once the page is loaded, browsing is normal.

    I can see why this would be bugging the hell out of you if your browser is not optimized.

    For the record, this was on my slowest Mac but I am usually browsing eBay on my Quad (with same optimizations).
     
  25. bobesch macrumors 65816

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    Oh. No, it seems to be a MacBookPro. It has got that grey rubber at the hinge of the display - the hinge of the PowerBook is all silver.
    She has certainly covered the cam with a silver-sticker out of security reasons ... ;)

    But it's definitely a cup of coffee! (or maybe a cup of tea?)
     

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