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Summary:

If you’re reading this, you most likely realize that The Apple Blog has a bit of a different look to it. Nothing majority drastic on the UI side of things…mainly just a significant facelift. The biggest new feature, though, is the addition of the community! With […]

If you’re reading this, you most likely realize that The Apple Blog has a bit of a different look to it. Nothing majority drastic on the UI side of things…mainly just a significant facelift.

The biggest new feature, though, is the addition of the community! With around 8,000-10,000 readers every day it just seemed liked the right step forward to offer a place for everybody to chat about other things besides the articles we post.

As with all communities, we need your participation to make it work. So get your post on!

As with new versions of anything, I’m quite positive there are some bugs.

There are still quite a few CSS issues with Internet Explorer (what’s new?), and Firefox isn’t playing nice with a few small things. Safari should treat you like a king (or queen), though.

Over the next couple of days we’ll be ironing out the wrinkles so be patient with us.

At any rate, we’re really stoked about this. So let us know your thoughts!

Edit: One thing I forgot to mention is that if you look in the right column we’ve got a jazzy Flickr feed. Where do those pictures come from? Well The Apple Blog Flickr group of course! So, go ahead and join the group and post pics of everything Apple related and have them show up on the site!

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  1. Derek Punsalan Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    Nice new look. The blue and khaki(?) look good together. I’ll have to wander into the community now.

  2. Thanks Derek. The colors are officially “Blue” and “Awesome”…”Awesome” being that khaki color you’re referring to. :p

  3. Looks good, Josh, except at low browser widths – then it really screws up.

  4. nice work, I like it.

  5. Looking good! The last one was too K2.

  6. Jamie Huskisson Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    I’m always a fan of your designs, and this one is no exception :) Looks brilliant

  7. Jamie Huskisson Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Massive bug just found – the links the community forums send out for account validation are wrong, they send out .dev instead of .com – which simply returns a 404.

  8. Your site has always looked great. I have just one comment about the new design by having all the ads (especially the banner ad up top) and side bar info all on a white field it takes away from the importance that your main content should have. If your main content was the only thing on a white field and the rest was on say a light grey field your content would take center stage.

    Just my two cents. It looks great either way.

  9. Looks good. :D

  10. I seem to be missing a left-hand margin. The text of articles is hard up against the left-hand side of the browser in both Safari and Firefox. However, there is a very narrow margin beside the posted comments. Aside from that, it does look a bit monochrome. Perhaps you need to make a bit more use of a contrasting colour. Otherwise it’s all good.

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