Microsoft refreshed its Download Center this week.
The software giant introduced a new look and feel for the popular Microsoft Download Center. 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.
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 also revealed recently that the company plans to use the Metro design language across Windows 8 and the new Xbox LIVE Dashboard. Both products now feature live tiles and a similar interface to Windows Phone 7. Microsoft will make its new Xbox LIVE dashboard available later this year and Windows 8 is due in 2012.
Microsoft’s new look Download Center is available here.