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  1. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Dear Mac Shack,

    I want to develop a (better) Helpdesk application for my company. It's a competition with my boss who is focused on ASP.NET. I want it to look and function like Apple's website. I'm fully committed to learning whatever I need in order to reproduce the look and feel of the webpage.

    Fundamentally, the page will interface with our (MS)SQL database.

    So, I know this is a broad question, but what is the correct design toolset for such a task? Is this ripe for WebObjects?

    Just wondering if there are any Apple devs out there or anyone who might know how Apple's site is constructed.
     
  2. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    Watch out on using stuff that closely resembles Apple's website. They had us change a pages we posted for the ADC because it too closely resemble Apple's own site.
     
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    neonwheels New Member

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    Weasel is right, you're better off not trying to mimic Apple's site...
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    This is an internal app :).
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Your welcome. That's your best bet on pulling it off.
     
  8. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    DIAF.

    Anyone else?
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I have been meaning to have a stab at webobjects, but I keep reaching for php when I need an app.

    If it is going to be on a windows server with MSSQL then i'd just use ASP. Its easy enough and should just work. :dunno:

    If weren't using mssql there would be no way i'd recommend asp.
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    It's not going to run on a Microsoft box. The backend shouldn't really matter that much -- I mean anything can interact with MS-SQL -- but it might matter to WebObjects vs AJAX vs Objective-C as to which would make the most sense...
     
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    oh okay, if its not on a windows box then choose whatever you want to learn. How about RoR :hs:
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    But again, I want to capture the look, feel, and usabilty of the Apple webpage. I'm sure there are many others out there that emulate the page.

    The real question is -- how did they make it? I mean, I've gotten WebObjects errors before while browsing the site, but is it developed solely in WebObjects, or?
     
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    well thats just front end stuff.. you should be able to get hints by looking at the pages. anything in particular?
     
  15. TheWeasel

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    It really doesn't sound like you have the means to pull this off if you're coming to ask about it. Good luck though.
     
  16. dmora

    dmora Guest

    Webobjects nga!
     
  17. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Just how they access the database -- WebObjects or Cocoa or...? You know?
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Positive words, thanks for the encouragement.
     
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    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Readin' up on it right now :). I think it's pretty clear right now that WebObjects is the correct development path. I'm attending a few Apple dev meetings coming up soon on campus so it will be interesting to see how they introduce WebObjects and Cocoa.
     

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