We teamed up with Microsoft to redesign one of the most visited sites on the web. The homepage got a complete design overhaul and a fully-responsive layout.
Microsoft had been making some bold moves in 2012 that centered around the launch of Windows 8. Their new design language (known formerly as Metro) coupled with exciting new product launches put them in a perfect position to extend these changes to their web presence.
We partnered with Microsoft’s immensely talented homepage team to design and prototype how grids, rotators, video, and navigation work best in a responsive setting. This is the 17th version of their homepage, so we had an abundance of user stats and business goals to consider as each decision was made.
“No idea why this is a “Preview”—they should just ship it. Really nice design work.”
“Say hello to Microsoft.com’s new look—Preview or not, we like what we are seeing”
Our favorite part of the project was Microsoft’s willingness to redefine itself, and it was just the beginning. We built responsive components that were integrated into the rest of their vast network. It’s been exciting to see how each property has evolved.