They know good design when they see it

By on October 12, 2005

Yes, Apple put forth all sorts of fancy new doodads today, but the real story for web geeks is a change to the store I noticed earlier:

Go to the Apple.com Store and configure a new computer. The ‘Update Price’ button is gone. If you change a setting, the price updates in a way that seems familiar.

If I were Matt Linderman, or whoever it was at 37 that came up with that trick, I’d have a pretty big head for the rest of the week.

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Comments

  1. I know you didn’t just go poking around their site looking for neat code tricks. Whadya buy Joe? I knew you’d eventually drink the koolaid. Tasty stuff isn’t it.

  2. I love the idea of buying an Apple right up until the point where that price starts to fade in with that new, pretty blue, and I think of the two Dells I might buy.

    Actually, the new iMac G5 looks even nicer than the old one, and the price isn’t (completely) terrible. We’ll see how things go around tax time (which is exactly what I said last year).

  3. Know what’s sad (and annoying) about Apple’s new trick? It doesn’t work in Safari. I tried it in 1.3 (OS 10.3) and v. 2.0 (OS 10.4) and it works in neither. Works fine in Opera, but not in Apple’s own software. How do you like them apples?

    I don’t know if that’s more disturbing than it is sad, or just plain disappointing. (yes, I can hear Deane laughing already!)

  4. Safari, unfortunately, seems to have some funny ideas about Javascript. My other major gripe with it is that it improperly renders PNGs (bad gammas), making it impossible to use PNGs on a site that targets all browsers. It’s shaping up to be the IE 3 (or IE 5/Mac for you young’ns) of the new millenium (to a lesser degree of suck, of course).

    Odd, though, that the fade wouldn’t work. I think 37’s stuff works in Safari. Maybe they just haven’t rolled it out for Safari yet?

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