First Apple Website

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  1. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    Just curious - does anyone have screen shots (or is it still posted out there somewhere?) of apples first website? Just thought it would be interesting to see. Would be neat to see what it looked like compared to today -

    Chris
     
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    If you are giving that link then I guess the obligatory thread must also be linked.
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Not the infamous Thread 500?? :eek: :eek:
     
  6. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, some of those old pages were ugly

    I mean seriously, look at the design. Even in 1996 that couldn't have been easy on the eyes....not to mention how un-"apple" some of the content is... a table detailing the cost of printing on various printers?

    though it looks like that after Steve took the helm again the design improved significantly, though the apple website can still be a strange beast sometimes. Certain parts of it(namely parts of the support and developer pages) still sport the pin stripes and 10.2 ish buttons.
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    You do have to take into account that in 1996 there was no Dreamweaver, the main browser was Netscape 3 and even Flash was only just being released.
     
  8. duncanapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow

    Okay, seriously, that was a fun walk down memory lane. Funny thing is, I don't feel like I am that old (26) and yet I remember a lot of those ads and websites. Its odd how young the internet really is when you think about it.

    And I see that thread about the iPod sort of speaks for itself, but that is too hilarious. First off, I didn't even know macrumors had been around that "long." I also didn't know apple has always been that secretive to require a "macrumors" site. I thought this was more of recent times thing. Are some of those members who said the iPod wouldn't make it still around? Or have they changed their screen name due to "foot in mouth"?!?!

    Thanks a ton for posting all that - I really enjoyed it.

    - Chris
     
  9. Melrose macrumors 604

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    That's actually kind of cool seeing how it's changed chronologically like that. Thx for posting that link.. it really takes me back for a trip. I'm so glad we're all more Web 2.0-conscious and internetioully evolved since those days.

    I remember the old Macromedia site too... it always took forever to load (Glory days of 56k) because they had to put Flash (what was it called before they changed it to Flash? I forget) on the page.
     
  10. Gadget-Girl macrumors newbie

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    Haha, that's funny. The first looked too simple for an Apple website. The current one is also simple, but with style. :)
     
  11. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Welcome to 1996, my dear... pretty much all sites looked like that back then. Actually, it would've been stylish even by those standards.
     
  12. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Even still, compare it with the site after Jobs came back(less than a year later), the whole site is a lot cleaner, and much more "appleish" than the 1996 ones.
     
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    hahah i just read some of the first few comments.. sounds like the ipod didnt have the warmest welcome..
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You could probably find similar threads for every new Apple product. Thread 500 is pretty special though.
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It's sat right in front of me.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice reference. Thanks.

    Fun to go down memory lane -- especially those of us who were around before the Internet and Apple's web site.
     
  18. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Also in the box were:
    [​IMG]

    and

    [​IMG]
     
  19. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    OoO! mine: (not my pictures BTW)

    Leopard_Disc.JPG

    4617-CS3Box.jpg

    IMG_1357.jpg
    (just kidding;))
     
  20. bov macrumors 6502

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    what a crazy, crazy look back into the past.

    little did they know.........
     
  21. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Wanna browse Apple's 2001 site?

    Well now you can, check it out here! :)

    Sorry if this has been posted already, just thought it was really cool.

    BTW, you can view any site like this by going to Google 2001, searching, and click "view old version on the Internet Archive"

    EDIT: This post dosent make sense in this thread because it was a new thread that was merged with this one. Mods, you really should make a note on the post when you do that, coz posts just look out of place and its confusing.
     

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