Update to Microsoft.com Home Page

It’s always interesting (to me at least) to see what changes a multi-billion dollar company plans to make to their single most important piece of digital real estate. 

Here’s a look at the new before and after re-design of the Microsoft.com home page:

Before: http://www.microsoft.com/

Microsoft.com old home page





After:  http://preview.microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx

Microsoft.com new home page






Now, before you start yawning, let me explain something.  The single biggest change is not a color and graphics appearance tweak – it’s a major navigation re-work. 

For example, when you click on ‘Software and Services’ on the new site, you get a page of thumbnails of the subsites (much like the multi-page thumbnail view in IE7).  And, just like Windows Explorer you can change between previews: List / Details / Thumbnail.  Give the new site a spin.  I think you’ll like it, and your customers will have a much easier time finding things too.

Nutshell – This change is not a ‘facelift’, its a ‘functionlift’.  Great job MS web guys & gals!

Source:  Bink.nu

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