• Ian WilliamsIan Williams, 8 years ago

    The typography seems pretty off here.

    16 points
    • Ed AdamsEd Adams, 8 years ago

      Those paragraphs are tiny... Yeesh. Can't remember the last time I saw a website with body text that tiny!

      5 points
    • alec salec s, 8 years ago

      I came here to say the same thing, instantly noticed how hard they were to read and gave up any hope of this being well done.

      2 points
  • Mike Wilson, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    The type is way too small and the layout is disjointed. It's also weird that this lives within the microsoft.com wrapper. I think that subtle clue tells you everything you need to know about design at Microsoft:

    Microsoft thinks design should be a few lame marketing headlines buried within their corporate site

    Google thinks design needs its own robust website: https://design.google.com/

    ...And even though I hate that monospaced font, it shows how much power Google design teams have vs. at Microsoft.

    9 points
  • Cody SanfilippoCody Sanfilippo, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    "Scroll to explore" Scrolls 5 sentences on 2 screens

    Boy, that was some great exploration!

    Cynicism aside, I like to see companies taking design seriously. I don't think this is as beefy as it could be, but I'm hoping it's a work in progress.

    Also, icons reminds me of this.

    9 points
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 8 years ago

      On the assumption that their design language is largely inspired by Modernist Swiss graphic design, I'm assuming it's probably influenced by the original isotype.

      1 point
    • alec salec s, 8 years ago

      I think taking it seriously is nice. Microsoft still always has this "old dad trying to be cool" feel to everything. The lack of actual exploration, insanely tiny text that says almost nothing, it just seems like an excuse for them to make a "neat scrolling transition" design that's common right now.

      2 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, 8 years ago

    OK, who's next? My guess: Yahoo! Design.

    7 points
  • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, 8 years ago

    If you are a designer in Microsoft you need to have hawk eyes

    4 points
  • David BachmannDavid Bachmann, 8 years ago

    Let me recommend Susy instead of this mess:

    class="s-col-3-3 m-col-2-3 l-col-11-24 xl-col-11-24 l-col-24-offset-8 xl-col-24-offset-8"

    4 points
  • Nicholas MandelbaumNicholas Mandelbaum, 8 years ago

    People love to hate Microsoft.

    2 points
  • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, 8 years ago

    For a design language based on Modernist typography, the type is quite tiny. It doesn't help that Segeo is a quite thin weighted typeface to begin with.

    Pretty nice color choices and iconography however.

    2 points
  • Some GuySome Guy, 8 years ago

    IMHO, attention to detail and seeing great, complete things through doesn't seem to be Microsoft's forte. Sluggish, undercooked animations. The circle of dots get cut off at the edge. Gigantic titles and really tiny copy. On mobile the carousel readjusts in size when you move to another slide.

    2 points
  • Joey BrennanJoey Brennan, 8 years ago

    pretty weird behavior. not smooth on the transitions.

    2 points
  • Callil Capuozzo, 8 years ago

    Good feedback peeps, I will try to pass this along to the team working on this. It's definitely a work in progress (as is a lot of the design culture at msft).

    Another site made in house that I especially likehttps://powerbi.microsoft.com/

    Also something you may not have noticed is the work being done for http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ to update for windows 10 and unifying all the disparate sites across microsoft.

    1 point
  • Michael RurkaMichael Rurka, 8 years ago

    Strange and cheesy in many ways :|

    However, whatever makes design the centre of things, I'm all for.

    1 point
  • Mustafa Cetin, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    very windows! missing the timing on navigation color changing.


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    1 point
  • Bilal MohammedBilal Mohammed, 8 years ago

    The copy is so flat. And more than the copy being dismal, there's simply no story to that page.

    1 point
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 8 years ago

    The scroll to explore thing seems pretty unnecessary. At this point, I think even the average web user at least attempts to scroll upon landing on a page. Also, I honestly couldn't find the actual content of the site for quite a bit (because, in addition to being unnecessary, the scroll tip had me primed for a one-pager).

    1 point
  • Sander VisserSander Visser, 8 years ago

    I really miss some animations.

    1 point