• Stelian FirezStelian Firez, 9 years ago

    That's what Jordan P. was working on, but he didn't get a chance to finish it.

    Too soon, probably.

    9 points
  • Sam Gerber, 9 years ago

    Just interesting to see the cracks in a company I so admire...

    7 points
  • Casey CavanaghCasey Cavanagh, 9 years ago

    I like the flat direction but it still annoys the hell of out of me that their site is still not responsive.

    6 points
    • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, 9 years ago

      ^ This.

      However, I seem to recall Steve Jobs saying how cool it was that mobile Safari showed you the whole Internet, making it seem as if mobile-optimized sites were pointless.

      0 points
      • pjotr .pjotr ., 9 years ago


        Mobile browsers handle sites the same as desktop browsers. I see no reason for apple to go responsive.

        1 point
        • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, 9 years ago

          I dunno, I see a lot of reasons.

          Considering how many mobile devices they sell, I wouldn't be surprised to see a responsive homepage/landing page.

          Some of their help sections relevant to mobile have already gone responsive http://help.apple.com/iphone/7/

          I'm not expecting all of their site to become responsive, but I'm betting more of it will.

          0 points
    • George ChenGeorge Chen, 9 years ago

      That's also the reason why Apple has a store.app for the iPhone and iPad if you really want to look at their latest hardware and what not and (hopefully) buy something from them.

      Responsive design, while is the latest trend, is not going to solve the mobile problem - at least not for the time being well the feel very much bloated on mobile devices.

      0 points
  • Artem TitoulenkoArtem Titoulenko, 9 years ago

    I'm sure this will be fixed come May/June when the next swarm of summer interns gets to the Bay Area.

    5 points
  • Stephen GraceStephen Grace, 9 years ago

    Ultimately underneath Apple it is humans all creating the brand. There will be inconsistencies. It is a huge website. And you think that is bad? Try this on for size.

    4 points
  • Chris GChris G, 9 years ago

    It's easy to point out flaws. Everything's a little broken on the web in one place or another – it's the nature of iterative, Agile working methods.

    Heck, the EMyth site itself has a number of weird changes in navigation size and position. And the logo jumps :

    http://emyth.com/press/ vs. http://emyth.com/platform/

    I'm not trying to be mean because frankly, my web presence is a fragmented, splintered mess and as such, I'm the last one who should be talking.

    2 points
  • Thomas FadrusThomas Fadrus, 9 years ago

    Consistency is overrated.

    2 points
  • Roy AbbinkRoy Abbink, 9 years ago

    The Apple.com site has never been consistent.

    2 points
  • Stephan JunghannsStephan Junghanns, 9 years ago

    slow clap

    2 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 9 years ago

    there's very little visual consistency across the site. surprised only these two pages stood out. i mean look at:

    1. http://www.apple.com/iphone/
    2. http://www.apple.com/ipad/
    3. http://www.apple.com/ipod/
    4. http://www.apple.com/mac/

    each has very different styling for the same page.

    2 points
  • Johnny LamJohnny Lam, 9 years ago

    Nice catch. Surprised they don't share the same CSS style sheet.

    2 points
  • George ChenGeorge Chen, 9 years ago

    There are plenty of "visual inconsistency" if you look at the developer portal, iTunes connect etc. - especially the business end where consumer will take less of a notice... But over all, for a company at that size I don't expect them to be 110% perfect with their Web presence.

    2 points
    • Sam Gerber, 9 years ago

      Totally agree, but I know they work really hard to give the impression of perfection, so it's just interesting to note. Something about seeing the inconsistency makes them seem less impersonal to me...like I can see that there are actually people working there. And I know that that's something they work hard to hide. So maybe it only leaks out in these small ways, but I got some delight out of it :)

      4 points
    • Joe CJoe C, 9 years ago

      Second that! iTunes Connect is an absolute beast.

      1 point
  • Sam Pierce LollaSam Pierce Lolla, 9 years ago

    Let's not forget...

    "Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

    – Steve Jobs

    0 points
  • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, 9 years ago

    Things like these always make me feel better about myself for some reason. Yay

    0 points
  • Martin ChadwickMartin Chadwick, 9 years ago

    In my opinion Apple are not enforcing the flat design on their website as much as they should be. The top nav bar alone still harks back to the skeuomorphic design of iOS6 but the biggest 'stinker' of all is that the site is non-responsive or even has a mobile presence....leaving me to ZOOM IN ON MY IPHONE! #getagrip

    0 points
  • Robin , 9 years ago

    Apple's site is held together by duct tape at the best of times, if you thought this was bad enough to make a post about then you're going to be horrified at some of the other things that pop up. (watch out for the loading gif, thats a cracker)

    You would expect a company that prides its self on innovation and perfection to put a little bit more effort in.

    0 points