Is the Original Dell.com homepage better or worse than the current one?
The original page let you go directly to what you wanted – be it to buy a particular type of computer, get service or check your order. It was ugly but so simple.
The current site is a brick wall. I suppose the logo is nicer though.
Here’s the current USA site with flash turned on (after a frustrating few minutes trying to use the country selector and failing I had to change the “c=nz” to ‘c=us’ in the url).
It’s similar to the NZ experience – Visitors cannot just start shopping, and have to decide what sort of customer they are first. I’ve never figured that one out for myself, and am certain that others struggle as well.
I won’t bother putting up a screenshot of the Apple.com website. It’s just too cruel to Dell.