Microsoft refreshed its MSDN site this week.
The software giant introduced a new look and feel for the popular Microsoft Developer site. The site now features a similar look and feel to the main microsoft.com homepage, inspired by the company’s Metro design language. Microsoft has previously updated its online store look and feel to match the Metro look and feel and its download site.
Microsoft’s Metro design language is an internal code name for a typography-based design languages created and used by the company. Microsoft originally started using Metro in Media Center and showcased a full version in the company’s Zune products. Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, also features the Metro look and feel throughout. The use of the Metro UI on more of Microsoft’s web properties shows that the clean, fast and simple look is something that the company is proud to use across its range of products and services.
Microsoft is planning Metro style user interfaces across Windows 8, Xbox 360 and Office 15. The software giant uses the tile and text user interface for its existing Windows Phone devices and will sync all of its user interfaces into one unified vision for its next range of products due in 2012.
Microsoft’s new look MSDN is available here.