October 31, 2000
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walmart.com has a new site design after a 30-day haitus. Gone are the 78-cent pencil sharpeners.
posted by gluechunk (12 comments total)
Okay, I know what .asp and .jsp file extensions are, but what's ".gsp" - the extension for pages on walmart.com?
posted by kokogiak at 3:29 PM on October 31, 2000

GSP = GNU Server Pages

"GSP is a Java Servlet that makes it easy to develop template based web applications. The design of GSP is influenced by Javasoft's page compiler and Microsoft's Active Server Pages."
(via Google)
posted by smackfu at 3:53 PM on October 31, 2000

Mmm. It does look familiar, but it's got me stumped.

The web is bigger than my memory.
posted by ericbrain at 5:48 PM on October 31, 2000

They don't sell DVDs! Walmart bites.
posted by Brilliantcrank at 8:19 PM on October 31, 2000

is the lady in the picture from er?

or maybe she was just on one of those cds that has the royalty free images.
posted by sugarfish at 11:18 PM on October 31, 2000

probably one of these. every fucking designer in america has a set. the source for nearly every person ever seen in a snarky new media campaign. especially this guy, who shows up everywhere.
posted by patricking at 12:33 AM on November 1, 2000

So, will the Wal-Mart site end up driving all the smaller sites off the web. in a scary recreation of life offline?
posted by holgate at 4:44 AM on November 1, 2000

Is is just me, or does this look an awful lot like Amazon, from the tabs and shopping cart graphics at the top to even those graphic pieces along the right?

I wish there was an international directory that for each site designed, there was an entry by the team involved in building it that explained who did the work, the problems/challenges they faced and what were there inspirations. That would be good reading!
posted by matte at 6:29 AM on November 1, 2000

heh... that guy deserves a kick right in the mouth...
posted by phunkone at 7:39 AM on November 1, 2000

the problem with the old online walmart was not the design, it was fulfillment: my sister got screwed by them when she ordered something online (the premiere present her son wanted) and then was informed by email 10 days before christmas that they couldn't deliver it because they were revamping their website and that she should reorder it when they came back up, or something equally idiotic.

they lost her business with that.

as I understand it, one other problem they face is that a large proportion of their cusotmers don't have credit cards (I believe they were developing one of their own) so shopping online is out for them.

anyway, the best-designed, easiest-to-use website will not create customers if the merchandies isn't delivered in a timely, affordable fashion.

posted by rebeccablood at 10:16 AM on November 1, 2000

The missing album surfaces: Frankie Goes to Hollywood covers R.E.M.!
posted by gluechunk at 6:35 PM on November 1, 2000

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