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TI Redesigns Website
Posted by Michael on 18 December 2005, 04:43 GMT

Just in time for the holidays, TI has redesigned education.ti.com. As with all of their past designs, it is interesting. As for my own personal rather pessimistic first impressions (please form your own opinion), the site appears much slower, especially pages such as this one when viewed in IE. Firefox/Opera are fine. You'll also notice the extremely annoying flicker on the top 3 blue buttons if you have IE's caching set to check for newer versions of stored pages "on every visit to the page".

I also have been having trouble finding any information about the 85, 86, 82, 83, and other calculators that are either discontinued or in limited production. They seem to have been removed completely from the Products page. Meanwhile we can only hope that "new sight" is an intentional pun.

It is also extremely disappointing to me that the only community flash application being sold through the education.ti.com store, Kirk Meyer's DAWG, is no longer (Google cache) in the listing of flash applications for the 83+/84+ series while TI's own for-sale applications remain listed as always. DAWG does remain however buried at the bottom of the Online Store for sale.

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Re: TI Redesigns Website
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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There is some sort of crazy javascript through the website.

Also, I would like to know what <script language="JavaScript" src="http://content.channel intelligence.com/scripts/ ykb_popupWindow.js" type="text/javascript"> </script> is doing in there.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 04:56 GMT


Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
burntfuse  Account Info
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I can't even figure out what it does (well, after 30 seconds of looking it over...), because of the cryptic variable names and lack of comments, but it looks like it shows a popup window with ads or something.

Reply to this comment    19 December 2005, 21:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
venture  Account Info

Re:channelintelligence

Not an ad-server - It hooks up to a third party content provider that serves up the names of retailers that carry various products. EA, targus, and a number of other companies use it.

- v

Reply to this comment    20 December 2005, 17:41 GMT

Re: TI Redesigns Website
CajunLuke  Account Info
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I believe that "new sight" _is_ an intentional pun. I can't believe that they would choose the wrong homonym that many times.

All in all, I really like the new site, even though I have to run to the dorm restroom everytime I see "sight", even with the lighthouse.

In related news, the site is actually faster in Safari, and you gotta love the NUMB3RS shoutout.

Bill Nye was on Numbers on Friday! That was cool.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 05:51 GMT

Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
CajunLuke  Account Info
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That is, I run to the restroom to puke. Just wanted to clear that up a priori.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 05:53 GMT

Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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A pun is a poor thing to use though if it isn't clear enough to prevent visitors from possibly thinking it's a mistake. Aside from the lighthouse, it seems very out of place on what would otherwise be a professional page.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 06:03 GMT

Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
slimey_limey  Account Info
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From the press-release page:
> Our new website clearly articulates (....)

EAUGH! She isn't even TRYING to avoid manager-speak!

The header on that page isn't in the same place as it is on most of the rest of the site.

Is it only me who longs for the good old days of ti.com/calc ? archive.org to the rescue!

Reply to this comment    19 December 2005, 00:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
burntfuse  Account Info
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It isn't only you...

Reply to this comment    19 December 2005, 21:41 GMT


Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
RJ Larimore  Account Info
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Bill Nye! i havent seen that show in so long, lol.

Reply to this comment    19 December 2005, 02:42 GMT

Re: TI Redesigns Website
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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I, for one, am extremely disappointed by the new site design. I usually am when it comes to TI. My biggest complaint is the complete removal of the app development / assembly programming pages. Now it's just lumped on the download page for the SDK. And I think all the undocumented information is gone as well. Maybe they thought no one looked at it, but...they were wrong.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 11:09 GMT

Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
Jason Malinowski  Account Info

If you click the download button, and follow a few clicks, you can still get to the page where you can download the familiar PDFs and such.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 14:44 GMT

Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
slimey_limey  Account Info
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Well, if it's "undocumented" then what was it doing on the documentation section of the website?

Reply to this comment    19 December 2005, 00:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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Well, it was the unofficial documentation page where information not directly from TI was posted. I think Dan Englender managed it.

Reply to this comment    27 December 2005, 16:31 GMT


Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
burntfuse  Account Info
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Besides, there's also the annoying picture that changes when I hover over some of the text on the left (they aren't even links!!!), which is especially bad with a dialup connection like mine, and the flickering Spanish text in the top-right corner.

Reply to this comment    19 December 2005, 21:44 GMT

Re: TI Redesigns Website
KermMartian  Account Info
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Ahhhh! "Numb3rs"! TI is trying to be 1337 and failing miserably... :S

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 15:11 GMT


Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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That's because that's what the show is called (see link.)

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 18:27 GMT

Re: TI Redesigns Website
kalan_vod  Account Info
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Their site looks nice, and works well with firefox.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 16:25 GMT

Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
Andy Janata  Account Info
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And Opera.

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 16:58 GMT


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Trevor Walker  Account Info

ditto

Reply to this comment    19 October 2006, 19:46 GMT


Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
Robert McDermot  Account Info

It seems to work well with Maxthon Browser also :)

Reply to this comment    18 December 2005, 17:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Redesigns Website
Zarel  Account Info
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Well, of course. Maxthon uses the IE engine, so if it works with IE, it works with Maxthon.

Reply to this comment    19 December 2005, 04:46 GMT

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