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Microsoft.com redesigned, brings WP7's Metro UI to the Web

A couple of months after Microsoft started testing it, the new Microsoft.com design is now live for everyone. You can see it simply by going to Microsoft.com, whereas until now you had to use a special URL to access it. The new design is clearly inspired by the Metro UI, and as such makes the website look a lot like the Zune media player, Windows Media Center, and, perhaps most strikingly,...

Google's Blogger platform gets a new-look Dashboard and Post Editor

Blogger, Google's popular blogging platform, is showing off a sneak peek at the next generation of its user interface. The Official Google Blog has screenshots of upcoming revamps to Blogger's Dashboard and Post Editor. There's also a video (after the break) that shows off the progress Blogger made in 2010 -- including improved stats, spam filtering, Web fonts, a template designer and zero...

Facebook Pages redesign now available, takes effect for everyone March 10

Facebook has overhauled Facebook Pages for 2011, so you should be noticing a new look and some new features. If you're a Facebook page admin, you've also got some work to do. On March 10, everyone will be upgraded to the new version of Facebook Pages, but page admins can preview the new layout now, and opt in early. Here's what the new Facebook Pages has to offer: Notifications: You'll can...

Digg overhauled again in response to user demands

Digg V4 didn't receive the warmest of welcomes from faithful users when it launched last year. Now, the company is beginning the move to Digg V5 -- another retooling of the site's interface, which it says is based upon users' most requested changes. The new look dumps the category sidebar and search box, and the overall appearance is less cluttered than Digg V4. Digg has also finished importing...

Apple website updated with HTML5 goodness

Whenever Apple's website goes down, there's speculation about a new product announcement. No white iPhone 4 today, though, just an HTML5-powered redesign of Apple.com itself. There's some subtle animation (try clicking on the Mac or iPod tabs), a new, darker nav bar, and a slight gradient to the background. The only big usability improvement here is the new magically-expanding search field...

Microsoft testing new "Be what's next" Metro- and IE9-inspired homepage

It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft is finally testing a new Be what's next homepage. To enable the new look, you need to visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/default.aspx. The layout is strongly reminiscent of Windows Phone 7's Metro UI, with not a single rounded corner to be found. There are also some design elements from Internet Explorer 9, such as the 'cut off' back and...

Google Groups receives an almighty restyle and rebirth

With nary a muffled fanfare and eclipsed by Google's other massive releases over the past two days, Google Groups has been significantly revamped. In true, modern-day Google style, it now looks almost... pretty. It's only the first step of an overhaul, too -- there's more to come, including improved spam control, moderation and search features. Google has focused on the discussions aspect of...

AOL launches homepage redesign

AOL -- our benevolent overlord -- has finally taken the wraps off its new homepage design. The new page, which was initially slated for launch on Monday, emphasizes AOL content from our sites like Engadget, Switched and DailyFinance, and also features heavy social integration. Apart from current trending topics, the page will also display activity from your AOL Lifestream if you've got an account...

Myspace rolls out latest redesign, with cleaner look and more sharing options

Myspace is taking one more shot at revamping its image, introducing yet another new design. We reported that the social networking site got a new look for its profile pages back in July, but now the entire site is getting a makeover. Even the logo is new: the word "My" followed by a big blank underline. The new logo has gotten a cold reception thus far, being compared by some to the time Prince...

Twitter overhauls Twitter.com Web interface with photos, video

Twitter's big announcement (the one I told you about in Twitter Tuesday earlier) turns out to be a reboot of their most popular client: the Twitter.com Web interface. Not everybody has access to the new Twitter.com tonight, but here's what you can expect when it rolls out to you: The site's layout is now split-screen (much like in Twitter's official iPad app) with a smorgasbord of site features...

MySpace cleans up profile layouts (also, MySpace still exists)

If you're not in a band, you probably haven't been to MySpace in a while. You know, MySpace? The social network without a major motion picture about it? Anyway, the MySpace profile pages that used to be laughably hideous have been dramatically cleaned up, with a pleasant new black and white theme that puts the eyesore pink backgrounds and flashing GIFs of the old MySpace right out of our minds....

Flickr gets a major facelift -- opt-in now to check it out!

There's a new redesign afoot over at Flickr, and it's a big one! It's not actually implemented quite yet, but you can opt-in to activate it for your account, which would let you use the new design when viewing Flickr photo pages. Other people would still see your account as normal if they haven't opted-in yet -- at least until Flickr makes it the new default design, at which point it will be "the...

The hidden first step of Google's redesign explanation?

Yesterday, Google posted a fairly in-depth overview and brief history of their new redesign that had been going through heavy testing and revision over the past few months. Jon Wiley, their senior designer on the project, went into detail explaining the process they went through in deciding on the new look. It was a pretty good rundown, but it seemed to be missing something......

Twitter Tuesday - Ads on Twitter, Chirp Conference, and Twitter's Redesign

Holy schnikies, there's a lot to talk about this week! Twitter is making big moves, including releasing official Twitter mobile clients, announcing an advertising model, hosting a developer conference, and even leaking previews of a redesign. Let's cut the jibber-jabber and get to the good stuff. Twitter Tuesday is go! First things first: the ads. The new Twitter advertising system is...

Facebook simplifies home page layout, inevitable complaining begins

Facebook has made some minor alterations the layout of its home page, aimed at simplifying your social networking experience. As with the last 5 design changes Facebook has made, this one has riled up users and inspired "bring back the old Facebook" groups. What's to get excited about, though? The changes seem mostly positive to me. "News Feed" and "Live Feed" have been changed to the more...