Microsoft goes 'beyond flat design'

Three years is a long time in the design world. Back in 2010, the year Apple released the iPad, it stood supreme as the only tech giant that 'got' design, from the aesthetic appeal of its products to the beautiful functionality of its interfaces. In contrast, Microsoft was seen by many in the web design community as the black sheep of the family, frustrated by the lack of standards support in Internet Explorer and unimpressed by the look of its operating system. Put simply, Microsoft was not cool, and looked like it never would be.

New design aesthetic

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