Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 03:27 UTC
Microsoft "This week marked the real launch of the new Microsoft.com home page. And as someone who has been involved on and off with the project from the moment it was conceived, I thought I'd tell you the story, albeit extensively abridged, behind the new Microsoft.com. Grab a seat." I love the new Microsoft site. It looks very clean and focused.
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Meh.
by r_a_trip on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 09:18 UTC
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The new design is ok from a functional perspective. Can't say it makes me exited. My first impression is that it looks like those little, glossy booklets hardware manufacturers sometimes include with their hardware, which are basically a useless advert for the product you happen to have already bought.

I'm also not enamored with the big, information sparse "Metro" tiles. Then again, I'm absolutely not enamored with "Metro" type interfaces in general. I have eyes and a brain, so give me information density. I'll sort out what to use myself.

That the site is dynamic is a nice touch. Overall an ok site, but I'm not the target group.

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