I slid on down to Apple.com for some side-scrolling, mystical adventures!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ZiggyPastorius, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    But, I was just wondering this...How come Apple's own website, in the Mac section, doesn't support two-finger scrolling? At the top of the Mac section, there's a cover flow type area that has Macbooks, Macbook Pros, Final cut, all that stuff...you know what I mean..how come I can't use my two-finger scrolling in that?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Probably cause that part is based on Flash. And scrolling doesn't work in Flash (even the scroll wheel).
     
  3. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That sucks..I wish it worked, because I absolutely despise having to click the scroll bar and drag it :D Haven't liked that too much ever since the spinny wheel things on mouses were invented..>.>Whenever that was.
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    It's actually not Flash at all, but Javascript. Still doesn't mean you can use a mouse/trackpad to scroll in it though.
     
  5. Luigi239 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats not flash, thats ajax, which doesn't produce an actual "scroll" widget like if your going up and down the page. Thats why the scroll bar itself looks different.

    EDIT: Or maybe its javascript like apfhex said.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    AJAX is just "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML", so you're right, it is JavaScript.

    And XML. :)
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Well, whatever it is, you can't scroll in it. And I can't imagine anyone hanging out on that page enough to really care.
     
  8. ZiggyPastorius thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Touché. I don't go to Apple.com hardly at all, unless I need to check some specs or find something in the store or something, but, I was on there today and I just remembered that, so I figured I'd ask :p Thanks for the info, everybody xD
     

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