• Sign in to Neowin Faster!

    Create an account on Neowin to contribute and support the site.

Sign in to follow this  

Microsoft.com is being redesigned

Recommended Posts

Roger H.    776

Just got the old page (formatted just now so no cache issue to speak of :D).

Unless that's the silverlight version that i don't have installed yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Inklin    28

How strange, Yesterday I was just thinking Microsoft hadn't redesigned it's website in a long time and wondered if they would be changing it.

To be honest though, I am not too keen on this new look, it seems worse than the old one IMO (not that the website really matters, most would only rarely visit it).

(left my feedback) :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ThePhoenix    21

Did you go to Microsoft.com or did you use the link as the link actually takes you to: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Roger H.    776

Did you go to Microsoft.com or did you use the link as the link actually takes you to: http://www.microsoft.../en-us/preview/

:blush:

Kinda Metro/Window Phone 7 ish :D I like it though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Emon    40

too much blue :no:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
alisalem    17

Looks terrible. :no:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ji@nBing    53

MS needs to fire their UI designers. Between stuff like this and WP7, I really fear for how ugly Win8 might be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Neo003    103

Just got the old page (formatted just now so no cache issue to speak of :D).

Unless that's the silverlight version that i don't have installed yet?

The original page is Microsoft.com (www.microsoft.com) but the preview pages is at (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/default.aspx).

Not much is desinged in SL but I think they're focusing on more SL this time so the final page might be little ( very little) diffrent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Growled    3,880

I expected more from MS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nyolc8    158

I think it needs a little more black, but it's nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BoyBoppins    18

Not impressed. A few months back I was thinking they needed to redesign, but it still doesnt look clean enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jan    402

It looks better - but it looks like someone puked up XP and thrown some Metro on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ayepecks    117

MS needs to fire their UI designers. Between stuff like this and WP7, I really fear for how ugly Win8 might be.

Wah wah wah. I'll take WP7's UI over Android or iOS any day of the week.

As far as this design -- it's OK. The header needs the most work out of the whole thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
etempest    20

Seems too cluttered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
what    326

Just as I started to miss 1990s web design!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PGHammer    1,463

:blush:

Kinda Metro/Window Phone 7 ish :D I like it though.

Kinda because it may be more mobile-friendly than the current site?

Consider the following - more browsing is being done with non-computer devices (especially smartphones), which is part of the reason IE browser share is taking it in the shorts (after all, IE is on only two mobile platforms).

Microsoft.com has to adjust (and not just making the current site friendlier to Windows Phone, either).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mr. Gibs    3,865

MS needs to fire their UI designers. Between stuff like this and WP7, I really fear for how ugly Win8 might be.

Yawn...go back under your rock troll. Or you know, actually try WP7 and then talk about it.

I mean until recently, how different was iOS? Oh look you had a bunch of icons on a black background. Shockingly different :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guru    322

to cluttered :/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Krome    204

Was the image you posted "new"? Looks bland and the same.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
primexx    372

doesn't look as well as the old one, although i like the general fact that they're moving in the metro direction. hopefully the actual product teams make better metro-inspired UI than the website team :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ji@nBing    53

Yawn...go back under your rock troll. Or you know, actually try WP7 and then talk about it.

I mean until recently, how different was iOS? Oh look you had a bunch of icons on a black background. Shockingly different :rolleyes:

So just because it's ugly, I haven't tried it? That makes no sense.

I'm not saying the default UI of iOS is exactly gorgeous, but it's still a hell of a lot nicer looking than WP7. At least the icons have some "pop" to them instead of some plain colored square with some text.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yusuf M.    1,362

I think it's much better than the current design. It's a little more cluttered but that isn't always a bad thing. I like the fact that I can access more things on the homepage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
George P    5,309

So just because it's ugly, I haven't tried it? That makes no sense.

I'm not saying the default UI of iOS is exactly gorgeous, but it's still a hell of a lot nicer looking than WP7. At least the icons have some "pop" to them instead of some plain colored square with some text.

Excuse us if we don't share your dislike for the WP7 UI and joy for icon grids with "pop".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mr. Gibs    3,865

So just because it's ugly, I haven't tried it? That makes no sense.

I'm not saying the default UI of iOS is exactly gorgeous, but it's still a hell of a lot nicer looking than WP7. At least the icons have some "pop" to them instead of some plain colored square with some text.

Well for one a lot of the UI has to do with transitions and smoothness, and considering how you can add your own apps (some even with live tiles) to the homescreen (and not all of them are "plain colored squares with some text")...sure makes it a hell of a lot better, imo, than iOS.

Now I haven't used iOS in a while so I could be wrong (last one I used was the 3GS) but have they even added in "live" icons (ie ones that update, like say the weather app icon actually showing the temperate)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.