What do you think of the Apple website's new tab design?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by true777, Jun 11, 2007.

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What do you think of apple.com's new design of the navigation elements?

  1. Love it -- elegant and long overdue!

    26 vote(s)
    36.6%
  2. Like it -- better than previous, but they could have done better.

    25 vote(s)
    35.2%
  3. Don't care about it too much -- not very impressed.

    9 vote(s)
    12.7%
  4. Hate it -- even the old one was better!

    10 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. No opinion -- don't know.

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. true777 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    What do you think of apple.com's redesign of the navigation elements?
    Those old, grey-and white tabs were ancient -- I don't think the new gradient grey navigation bar is super exciting -- they definitely went for a "safe" choice -- but I think it's a lot better than the outdated tabs.

    What do you think?
     
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    #2
    It's nice. I like it better than the old design.

    Add a poll?
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    It looks okay. All the black backgrounds get tiresome. It's harder to find things (like the Quicktime section).

    It'll grow on me i guess.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The Aqua tab thingy was looking pretty far behind OS X itself, a refresh was due. I'm not at all impressed at the way pages like the storefront now require more screen real estate with no additional content to justify the change.
     
  5. LeviG macrumors 65816

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    have to say I quite like it. Especially like the slider bit on the mac and ipod+itunes pages :D
     
  6. elppa macrumors 68040

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    I like it, but I think the :apple: logo would be better if it was plain white, I think the grey on grey looks a little awkward.
     
  7. weeman macrumors 6502

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    I like it more than the old setup. It takes a while to get used to though.
     
  8. tgildred macrumors 6502

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  9. elppa macrumors 68040

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    I feel .mac's days may be numbered in its current form.
     
  10. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    The only thing that looks off to me is the gloss on the Apple Logo. But it's much better it general. The top ten lists on the sidebars are cool as is the transparent slider (I hope we see more of that in Leopard).
     
  11. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    The top bar feels too thick to me and in some of the layouts it feels very out of place.

    Did anyone else notice that in all the new demos the drive icons are gone from the desktops?
     
  12. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    I vote for a poll. ;)

    I like the new look. Not so 90's anymore. Matches the "Pro" line I think.
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I think it's fantastic looking, much more simplified. The old tabs, with the bar full of links below them, was starting to suck. Also they've unified everything finally... over the past few years so many of the pages had quite different looks and sizes.

    Oh, and the mini site map at the bottom is a REALLY good addition.
     
  14. ezkimo macrumors regular

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    You've been able to turn them off for a long time in the finder preferences.

    I also think its a long needed, and very good, upgrade to the site.
     
  15. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know that. :rolleyes:

    I'm liking the site overall, just a few things I would tweak.
     
  16. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    it's not great, but it's certainly better than the dated aqua theme.
     
  17. ezkimo macrumors regular

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    By the way, I looked at your portfolio. Lots of really fine work in there. Great job.
     
  18. psychofreak Retired

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    I really like it...and maybe its a theme Arn should think about adopting...(the white pages, not the black ones)
     
  19. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    And maybe we could get a post CoverFlow option in addition to the Forum Spy. :D
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it was a much needed overhaul for their site, definitely was starting to feel dated. not perfect imo, but i'd expect them to fix things here and there too over time.
     
  21. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for saying that. :)
     
  22. zim macrumors 65816

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    #22
    I felt the same way. A bit annoying but I always go to mac.com, so I guess it isn't that annoying.

    I agree but I don't feel that it is going away away.. Steve mentioned .mac during the conference.

    .mac is a service they provide and I feel that it should have been left in the menu bar.

    If anyone misses the old menu then head on over to the discussion area on the support page :)
     
  23. Luis macrumors 65816

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    #23
    Isn't it ironic that apple.com gets tabs but finder still doesn't??
     
  24. jialuolu macrumors regular

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    #24
    I like the new Spotlight-like search, but for a lot of pages it feels like the new design is more cluttered
     
  25. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I think that's a pretty slick visual representation of the menus. I think it's a much needed overhaul that strikes me as well executed.
     

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