The Most Radical Redesign In MSN History
I’ve been very lucky to work with Microsoft on a 9 month period, working in their central London offices. Within that time I worked on the new MSN for IE10 & Windows 8 design. With the launch of Windows 8, it was important to create a clean, metro style design for the MSN brand, which had up to that point been quite a busy, text heavy design.
Radical platform redesign
We gave MSN a complete rethink, with brand new styling & ‘metro’ design elements.
Structured grid design
The design, inspired by Windows 8, followed a very structured grid layout system, with perfectly spaced elements.
A design built to last
Great consideration was given to both the design and the functionality to make sure it was built to last for many years to come.
Multi-channel & multi-lingual
The MSN website has multiple channels and is available in 28 languages – all of them worked seamlessly with the new design.
Design meets content
Heaps Of Content Piled Into An Elegant Design
With thousands of existing content pages, numerous channels and multiple languages – it was imperative that the new design fit the current content, whilst also mixing in the new style. This was done with a lot of UX planning, and a very structured column grid layout incorporating enough scope to expand across various languages.
A design to please everyone
Seem by over 170million people a month!
MSN is a huge website, with over 170 million people visiting it each month. This design was seen by millions, and set the benchmark for how MSN looks today. Bill Gates also personally commended our design team for their excellent work in re-imagining the MSN brand.