Late last night, the developers at Microsoft’s MSN, which is one of the most visited sites on the net according to Compete.com, rolled out a preview version of it’s new website design.
Since August 1995, MSN.com has offered visitors a look at some of the latest headlines from around the globe, a look into the entertainment world, a place to check out new items to purchase and has even offered its own search engine. The preview of MSN’s new website, is much more clean-cut, and has more of a modern feel. The site will offer the same sections as it currently does but will primarily focus on videos, a new section to keep you updated on your social media feeds, and bring more local customizations to the homepage.
Overall, Microsoft hopes that the new look will appeal more to users and bring more people to the site. In June of this year, Microsoft released it’s new updated version of the search engine Bing, which has been given it’s own website but will continue to be featured on MSN’s homepage. Last month, Microsoft announced that they would team up with Twitter to bring real time updates to the site. The Twitter feature has been live since the announcement and has received rave reviews.
MSNs big makeover is expected to be rolled out in full within the next several weeks. You can check out the preview for yourself at http://preview.msn.com.