Apple Store just grew a sidebar
December 23, 2001 1:02AM
edited January 2014
When did this happen?
The new sidebar makes it more obvious to shoppers that Apple sells much more than computers and Apple branded software now.
Of course, Apple also needs easy access to a slew of Apple branded digital devices.
Reply 1 of 11
December 23, 2001 5:34PM
[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>When did this happen?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Dunno. I checked it out just now. Well, it does offer the consumer more options/choices.
Kinda of crowded though. I have my browser set around 800 X 600 and some of the info on the right is overlapping.
Reply 2 of 11
December 23, 2001 5:43PM
I saw it too. They seem to be following the retail store formats.
Reply 3 of 11
December 23, 2001 8:44PM
Is it just me or should Apple get anward for the BEST online store? it's just so DAMNED easy to get around there... Amazon confused my brother... and he's web savvy. Apple has some DAMN good web UI guys.
Reply 4 of 11
December 24, 2001 5:40AM
The UK store has't got yet
Reply 5 of 11
December 24, 2001 1:09PM
Yea, I don't know if I like it. it doesn't really match the middle portion or the right portion of the store.
First, the iPod banner ad is now out of place...two many separate boxes.
Second, the middle portion with the product matrix is now way too big. They need to shrink that down.
Third, they have lines everywhere, some are continuous, some are not connected, some are thicker and anti-aliased. It all looks thrown together. The middle portion looks too flat now that both the sidebars have a bit of depth.
Fourth, the search box should be on top.
Reply 6 of 11
December 24, 2001 4:11PM
MacGuru: It's pretty easy to have a nice store site when you have less than a dozen products.
I don't like it, it's starting to look like most of the other store sites out there. And what's this category: "Lifestyle".
That tells me absolutely nothing about what it's selling: language kits & picture CDs... mmmkay. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Reply 7 of 11
December 24, 2001 6:47PM
I like it.
FWIW I think Amazon is very easy to navigate, but I buy all my DVDs off of there so maybe I am just used to it.
Reply 8 of 11
December 24, 2001 7:19PM
Fewer than a dozen products?
You may want to get your head checked.
Reply 9 of 11
December 24, 2001 11:49PM
Eugene, I meant the pre-bazaar Apple store site, back when it had very little to offer but what it had to offer was super easy-to-find. Right now it's much like other computer store websites, but cooler looking.
Reply 10 of 11
December 25, 2001 1:57PM
COOL! I like this new sidebar a lot! It adds a lot more visibility to their third-party product offerings.
More crowded? Yes. But it looks like there is still some fit & finish to do on it.
Reply 11 of 11
December 25, 2001 2:21PM
I just plain like it.