Redmond-based software giant Microsoft is betting even more money on the Metro interface that is dominating the Windows 8 and Windows Phone platform.
Following a long range of rumors that it will bring Metro to its web services
, Microsoft has officially confirmed that this would indeed happen.
The company launched a new homepage
for its official website, which has been redesigned to fit the Metro style.
The page is available only as a preview at the moment, and is aimed at enabling the software giant to gather feedback from visitors.
However, should it prove popular among users, the Metro UI will take over the entire Microsoft website, the same as it will on other products from the company.
Rumor has it that the Windows Live services are bound to taste Metro soon, and leaked screenshots already unveiled some of the changes that will emerge following that.
Those who will head over to the aforementioned preview page on Microsoft.com will be able to learn some more info on the kind of experience it will soon have to offer.
Clearly, the site was redesigned to fit the new touch-based approach on user experience that Microsoft is touting for Windows 8, while also being capable of delivering a better experience on high-resolution monitors.
Thus, it features large text with focus on imagery, for a much better browsing experience when accessing it from a tablet PC or another touch-enabled device.
Microsoft hasn’t provided specific info on when the new UI would be rolled-out on its website, but it should not be too long before that happens. Most probably, it will make the move just before Windows 8
lands on shelves, or around the same time.
Other Microsoft products also received new interfaces, in line with the Metro experience, including Office, developer tools such as Visual Studio 2012, or its Xbox services.