Apple.com gets HTML5 makeover

“Apple has launched an overhauled website, now based on HTML5 instead of HTML4,” iPodNN reports.

“The most obvious change comes in the form of a new navigation bar, dark instead of light gray, with a search field that scales in size to match entered terms,” iPodNN reports. “The site is also better compatible with mobile browsers.”

iPodNN reports, “Clicking on either the Mac or iPod tabs brings up new, animated product navigation menus, making it easier to jump to a particular device or piece of software.”

Read more in the full article here.

18 Comments

  1. Geez. Steve is on leave for five minutes and already they’re redecorating! When the cat’s away… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I love how when you click on the “Mac” tab all the products drop very quickly from the top center to their position. Is this flash? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. @ Papasmak

    So you may be joking but just in case….It’s JavaScript.

    Looking at the source I don’t really see any HTML5 with the exception of the doctypes. Event the meta just below declares xhtml so I’m gonna go ahead and call BS.

    Maybe their new pages will be implementing it and they plan on a staged roll-out but as of yet this is NOT HTML5.

    It is a step forward though.

  4. The website is definitely faster. If this is the future of the web then I like it.
    I wondered how well the pages render in IE, FireFox. In IE on windows XP the pages loaded faster but there are not of the graphical effects you see in Safari. Same for FireFox. So my guess is that their HTML5 implementation is not as modern as Safari’s

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