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Spurred by the ever-changing ways in which people use the Internet, Microsoft has unveiled a completely redesigned MSN home page.
The popular Web portal is moving away from its more traditional format of a "link mall," as MSN senior director Lisa Gurry said, and going with a more simplistic design. Available for preview at 9 p.m. Tuesday and rolling out Wednesday to 10 percent of MSN's audience, the new site has half as many blue links, features tabbed browsing and integrates with Facebook and Twitter.
"Our goal really was focused on making it a simple, clear and fast home page," Gurry said. "The simplicity of the design is really based on feedback from our customers and looking at traffic on our sites."
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Seems to be a minority opinion. Designs are getting wider every day, and not accounting for the zoom that many people require to actually read the page..... Discussions that I've had about this have met with a lot of ho-hum response. Designers want to build for big screens, owners like their pretty sites in big screens, and I don't see or hear a lot of concern over what the user wants. Very quiet topic for what the user wants, IMO.
Huh? The page is 1 screen wide and 3 screens tall for me at 1280x800.
Took a look in IE and Opera at 1440x850 and sure 'nuf it is only 1 screen wide and 3 screens down, but in FF it is 1 screen wide and 9 screens down.
I must have something set weird although all other sites seem to resolve the same.
<added> Ah Ha, it was NoScript. Since I seldom go to msn I didn't have msn allowed.