Interesting Code on New York Times Site- reference to Tablet??

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  1. iDeclare macrumors member

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    If you view the page source on the new york times skimmer site http://www.nytimes.com/timesskimmer/ you see a lot of commented out code for "big bulldog template"- I know this is pure speculation (but hey- mac rumors are fun:D) but could this be the framework for a larger viewing experience- ie- tablet?

    Posted a screenshot of the page source here: http://trunc.it/4u21y
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    What would 'Big Bulldog' have to do with anything? :S
     
  3. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    No one knows anything about the tablet, certainly not web designers at the NY Times.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The times seems to be a fave of apples when showing off the speed of the iPhone and full page views etc so it's possible they have asked the times to do something. That said though there is really no need for a website to be altered in any way to be viewed on the iPhone. Given the tablet will either run an os half way between the iPhone and osx or a slim chance of osx why would they need the times to do anything?
     
  5. iDeclare thread starter macrumors member

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    Only reason I brought this up is that rumors have been swirling around that some content providers (like large newspapers, magazines, etc) might be looking to find a way to charge for content as the traditional print business is dieing out (look at the kindle for example- people spend $5 monthly to have the nytimes formatted and delivered daily to their devices).

    I don't think it would be unheard of to have a version of the site up and running prior to a tablet announcement- especially if apple is planning on partnering with large publishing houses, newspapers, etc.

    Also - many sites have been known to have pseudo-code out prior to announcing a new product. The Flip did the same for the Flip Mino (ie, the html code was set the night before and could be viewed prior to the press embargoes being lifted- ie, pogue/mossberg talking about it).

    Pure speculation guys - thought it was interesting :(.
     
  6. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    It's very interesting. Especially given the fact that Apple is rumored to have talked to the print industry about creating Tablet content AND Apple is also rumored to have asked app developers to make higher rez apps.

    Wouldn't be surprised to see this page next Wednesday...
     
  7. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Nevermind, a little googling found this:


     
  8. iDeclare thread starter macrumors member

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    wow, great find tipilots! much more plausible :)
     

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