Software/script used to build Apple.com's site?

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  1. iSamurai macrumors 65816

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    Ok... I've been wondering for ages and then I've forgot about it ever since. today I went to apple.com again and this thought came back.

    What software is used to build apple.com's site? When I mean software I mean something like wordpress (or slightly bit more advanced) to make the site.

    It has clean and clear pages and the pages are all neatly laid out and linked. there's also navigation links which I think they're generated.

    Is there such a software that is easy to maintain and update? I know joomla and drupal but they're too difficult to use and you can't make it look as neat as apple's site.

    I've been making webpages since the beginning of time (about 3 years ago) and they're always web 1.0. last year or so I've began integrating 2.0 into 1.0 for easier updating but you know, things fall apart.

    One reason to that is because web 2.0 lacks customisation - you want to make something nice in Photoshop but then it's difficult to merge it with 2.0. With 2.0 I can only mod a bit of this and that. Easier to update though.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Though I can't speak with any real certainty, as I don't work at Apple, I would say they likely have created their own CMS. I'm sure they occasionally do hand coding as well, but yeah for the most part I'd say it's a custom-built CMS, not something you'll be able to download. Though, that said, the ones you do find will be able to do the same things (more or less). As most people with some experience will tell you, it's not the tool, but the person using the tool that create great things.
     
  3. zaney macrumors regular

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    They probably use custom scripts to generate the site.
    Also, it's quite easy to make systems like drupal (or even wordpress) look neat like apples site by creating your own template. It takes a while to learn how the template system works, but after that you just need knowledge of HTML/CSS. There are a lot of incredible looking sites that are just custom templates on top of a CMS system.
     
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  5. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Much of it wiil be WebObjects on the back-end I imagine. The reason Apple.com looks so good is because they have some people very good at design working for them.

    Paul Nixon works for Apple, he has his own page you can visit.

    For Tools of the trade he lists BBEdit, Photoshop and Illustrator. He is a designer, not a developer.
     

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