Steve Jobs Memorial Site Designed in Style of the Original Mac OS Interface

Click around like it's the '80s

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A new startup called Rememberum, which gives people tools to create online memorials to their loved ones, has unveiled a promotional example for Steve Jobs—a site most notable for being wonderfully designed in the style of the original Mac OS interface. One of the developers, David Kelley, explains:

One of the primary goals of the design was to simulate the original Macintosh OS interface as closely as possible—this meant pixelated (pixel-perfect) graphics as well as some of the original functionality of the Macintosh, such as keyboard folder navigation and double-clicking. We separated key points in his life into groups of folders and individual files. The folders have keyboard navigation and it is possible to hold down CTRL to select multiple files to open. Each file opens as a 'textpad' file and can be moved and cascaded like any window. This, coupled with the keyboard navigation and small retro animations, helped to provide a more genuine experience of the original Macintosh computer.

Pretty nifty. Via Creative Review.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.