Microsoft has launched the next version of their home page, microsoft.com, one of the most popular sites on the internet. The new design features some modern (you could say “Web 2.0″) design touches, including gradients and dynamic elements. The front page now appears to contain as much, if not far more, information and links than before, while having more white space, less clutter and taking up less space than before. On looks, I give it an A.
A lot of people are going to see the site. Microsoft.com hovers at about the 15th most popular site on the ‘net. The site isn’t as popular as it used to be, as it used to spend more time in the top ten than out of it, but the late 2005 fall appears to have slowed if not stopped. Here’s Alexa’s rank graph over the last five years:
Xbox 360’s got a nice pinata snowman holiday site worth checking out as well.