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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Responsive layout
by arpan on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 06:06 UTC
arpan
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2006-07-30

I like the new design. Clean, simple and fits with their new Metro design.

Best part, the layout is responsive. Try reducing the browser width and you'll see what I mean.

I think this is one of the first major websites to have a completely responsive layout. I'm impressed.

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RE: Responsive layout
by arpan on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 06:28 in reply to "Responsive layout"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Performance needs to be improved.

* 60 requests
* 1.34MB transferred

That's not right for a simple layout that's supposed to work on a mobile! Responsive design isn't just about how it looks, performance is key.

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RE[2]: Responsive layout
by arpan on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 06:32 in reply to "RE: Responsive layout"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Saved a couple images and ran imageoptim ( http://imageoptim.com/ ) on them. It was able to reduce filesize from 3% to a whopping 60%. ImageOptim uses lossless techniques to reduce file size, so there was absolutely no loss in quality, just a reduction in file size.

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