New iTMS: Too cluttered?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Flowbee, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    I don't know about the rest of you, but I think the new iTMS layout is WAY too cluttered! I loved the simplicity of the old store. Now we have 3 banner ads on top... plus 3 Celebrity Playlist ads in the center of the page... plus all of the lists on the sides of the page. It's a little overwhelming.

    Anyone else think Apple's taken a step backward in design of the iTMS?
  2. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    Re: New iTMS: Too cluttered?

  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    I like the old UI better myself but I'll learn to love this one too
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    i agree completely. the simplicity was one of the most appealing factors. made things seem both tranquil (which makes people spend money) and upscale, which makes people feel satisfied with what they're seeing... maybe they've done a lot of research and have found that most people like that sort of clutter, but it seems to me it makes it a less inviting experience.

    i hope they tone it down.

  5. Phazer80s macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2002
    Above the 49th
    It's all good!

    I hope they go no further with the "clutter," but I think the Store looks great as it is. Too much austerity and people think they're getting ripped off. "Is that all there is???? I'm outta here!" I think the bleak white backgrounds Apple has used for so long in its ads have worked to put as many people off as they have attracted for that reason. The current version of the Store and the new iPod ads strike a great balance between flash and simplicity.

    Oh, and about iTunes for Windows: I wish Apple all the success in the world with this ambitious/necessary endeavour... but the interface looks a bit ugly compared to the Mac version. I hope the Windows community takes to it. The in-window menu headers really look squeezed in.

    Yeah, I know Windows users are used to a hodge-podge of interfaces across their platform, many of which we wouldn't tolerate on a Mac OS. Just an observation that we have it better, if only that the brushed metal blends in with our UI.
  6. machan macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003

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