Ladies and gentlemen, I have a proposal for your consideration.
I’m not a designer. I don’t profess to have much of an eye for ‘good’ or ‘bad’ design, in print, on the web, or anywhere else.
But in my opinion (that’s just my opinion, folks), the Aqua-style tabs on the top of every single page at apple.com have to go.
Why? Because they look so outdated, so out-of-place, when placed above some of the latest Apple page designs. Look at all the swish, animated, Quicktime-heavy content produced for the new Intel machines or iLife 06. Notice the strong emphasis on black and white contrast, on a two-dimensional effect, on graphical simplicity.
The navigation tabs at the top look garish by comparison.
The motion is: “Apple should redesign the navigation tabs on its web site.”
All those in favor, say aye.