Apple turns its homepage into a WWDC liveblog
WWDC is Apple's biggest event every year, and WWDC keynote always attracts tons of hype. Apple knows that. In the past years folks who can't (at work, in class, etc.) or don't want to watch the crappy live stream would follow the various WWDC liveblogs presented by tech sites like Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, etc. But this year the landscape has changed: Apple rolled its own card-based liveblog at www.apple.com/live/2015-june-event.1 Not only that; during the keynote, Apple redirected its homepage to the liveblog page, so it effectively turned its homepage into a liveblog:
> curl -sSIL http://www.apple.com HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily Location: http://www.apple.com/live/ Content-Length: 210 Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Expires: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:16:41 GMT Cache-Control: max-age=0, no-cache, no-store Pragma: no-cache Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:16:41 GMT Connection: keep-alive Server: Apache HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Content-Length: 0 Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:16:41 GMT Connection: keep-alive Server: Apache Location: http://www.apple.com/live/2015-june-event/ HTTP/1.1 200 OK Last-Modified: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:45:30 GMT ETag: "0b7bcbfbd14c411e64e728ae4d644de7" Content-Type: text/html Cache-Control: max-age=298 Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:16:41 GMT Connection: keep-alive Server: Apache
Of course, you miss a few jokes and random shots of Tim or Craig from the official liveblog, but hey, who don't like that official feel?2
Here are a few screenshots of today's liveblog. Unfortunately I only know some entry level JS, so I wasn't able to capture the entire page, which uses dynamic DOM based on one's position in the page.
By the way, here are the full-page screenshots of OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS 9 previews.
pageres recently cannot render web fonts, which is rather annoying, so I used Full Page Screen Capture to capture the shots. I then resized to 50% to reduce filesizes a bit.