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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Navigation?
by wigry on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 06:49 UTC
wigry
Member since:
2008-10-09

Well there are issues mainly with navigation. Once you choose for example Windows in products there is no way back to main Microsoft page. You are stuck with Windows and you have to go to address bar to get back to main Microsoft site.

Second the navigation areas seem kind of detached. Simply random columns of links and text on a white background.

So it is still confusing. Apple has it better.

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RE: Navigation?
by MOS6510 on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 09:28 in reply to "Navigation?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You are stuck with Windows


Yeah, vendor lock-in! ;-)

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RE: Navigation?
by rft183 on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 13:59 in reply to "Navigation?"
rft183 Member since:
2005-08-11

You can click on the Microsoft logo on the bottom right of the page to get back to the homepage. Though to be honest, I thought there might be an invisible navigation button on the bottom left ;)

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RE[2]: Navigation?
by rft183 on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 14:03 in reply to "RE: Navigation?"
rft183 Member since:
2005-08-11

Nevermind. Clicking the logo isn't consistent on all subsites... On some it works and on others it isn't a link at all.

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RE: Navigation?
by franksands on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 17:22 in reply to "Navigation?"
franksands Member since:
2009-08-18

You can click on "All Microsft sites" on the top right and then in the Microsft image. Not very intuitive, but it works.

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RE: Navigation?
by viton on Wed 3rd Oct 2012 21:38 in reply to "Navigation?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Old site was a complete mess. Usually the only way for me to find something was google search :-)

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