Wednesday, September 19, 2012 does good, then hides it

Here's a rule about homepage design: Focus your homepage on the primary reasons why someone comes to your website. 

The navigation bar at the top of does a fantastic job of this. 
  • It offers their primary products as the largest, most obvious links. 
  • It separates those coming for 'home' products versus 'work'.
  • It offers the most popular destinations, which are the most likely reasons for someone to be there.

Good UX hidden behind bad UX :(
Good UX behind bad UX

Too bad they hide all of this behind a tiny arrow icon at the top left corner of the page - and you have to click the arrow itself, not the whole Microsoft logo. Good UX inside of here - why hide it? This should be the homepage.

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