My OS 9 Style Website

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  1. Kukundu macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm i first time user of this forum.
    Just wanted to see what anyone thinks of my OS 9 Style website.

    http://www.modrex.com/edwin/

    Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Very effective indeed in Safari / Omniweb - I've seen this kinda idea done before, but not this convincingly. Well done!

    One issue, though, is that it doesn't appear to work too well in firefox - a spurious scroll bar appears in the middle of the 'desktop' (or at least, it did for me!).

    Despite the FF gotcha, it's a very clever piece of work =]
     
  3. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. That is really cool.

    I was actually expecting something worse, but i think you did a great job. Do You still run OS 9, or have you found images some where to do this? I didn't think there were many people that still used OS, except for those old time designers using Quark 4 [haha].
     
  4. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    indeed. the scroll bar appears to be coming from one of the pop ups in particular see screenshots attached.

    cool looking website, although i wish i could click the apple in the top left! that's the first place my eyes and cursor went.
     

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  5. Kukundu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Thanks for pointing out this bug- im not totally sure what the problem is- it just shouldn't be there. I don't know much about coding- its my first proper website done with Dreamweaver.

    No, i dont still run OS 9, but i thought a lot of my visitors would relate to it. I copied most of the graphics either from google searches or recreated them in fireworks.

    I think I've got the old menu and startup sounds somewhere so maybe ill put them in at some point.

    I have tried / am trying to put in some prop-down menus but so far they just dont look quite right.
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I like it. Really brings me back without having to pull out my old G3
     
  7. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Seriously cool website. Good work. Icon Factory has some retro Mac OS icons, if you were looking for more stuff to put on there.
     
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    Me too! :) Maybe it will be available in a 1.1 version.
     
  13. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Hahaha, I tried this too! Now that would be nifty.
     
  14. Kukundu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks again for all the feedback.

    has anyone got any idea how i might make the windows movable?
     
  15. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    You could try this. Not sure if it works with Safari though...

    EDIT: This one might work better.
     
  16. Kukundu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot, I'll give it a go tomorrow as well as maybe some drop downs.

    I'll post back when it's done.
     
  17. Kukundu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does anyone know why i have a scroll bar in the middle of my website (on firefox)?
     
  18. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Well orchestrated. Doesn't work on iPhone as far as double-click zooms.
     
  19. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Your site is made using frames, correct? It looks like Firefox renders the frame for the "Edwin" folder a little shorter than other browsers do, causing it to need a scroll bar. You might want to try either shortening your content in the frame or possibly making the frame a bit longer. That's part of why frames suck to use. In time as you get more adept at web development you might want to think about redoing the pages in all CSS and using the drag-objects script in the second link I sent you. That would eliminate your scroll bar problem and you could potentially make everything on the page draggable (icons, folders, windows, etc.). That would be a pretty darned amazing website...
     
  20. Marilyn macrumors member

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    Very cool. Takes me back. I almost want to go fire up the old, old Bondi Blue iMac I've got in the spare room. :D
     
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    Very nice, reminds me of the Flyakite website (that kept me sane waiting for a MB)...
     
  22. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    I was going to recommend using AJAX, but i am not sure if you need to write the whole site in AJAX; or if one can just incorperate one thing in a website using AJAX?

    Pardon me, as i am not a programmer; anyway, this is what i was thinking of: World of Solitare.
     

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