The revamped Internet portal is designed to be more user-friendly for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 users and, accordingly, sports a motif consistent with the 'Modern-style' UI seen on Windows 8 devices.
The refurbished MSN homepage is purported to offer a more “app-like” experience that allows for faster navigation via the implementation of a Flip Ahead feature that allows for swift navigation between articles with a gesture. Moreover, since the site has been made in accordance with Windows 8 specs, it incorporates the full array of the new operating systems features.
“When we saw what Windows 8 and IE 10 could make possible, we saw possibilities we had never before imagined. We thought deeply about how you could interact with MSN in an increasingly touch and tablet-friendly world,” said Microsoft in a statement describing the redesign.
“We envisioned something completely new and refreshing that would surprise and delight. Something built from the ground up that harnesses the new technical capabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.”
The new version of the website can now be accessed but only with the IE10 browser on Windows 8.