CodePlex gets a Metro style makeover

Microsoft's open source project hosting website - CodePlex - has had a Metro UI-inspired transformation.

CodePlex describes itself as a site that you can use to "create new projects to share with the world, join others who have already started their own projects, or download open source software", and already hosts over 20,000 projects, 6 years since its launch in June 2006.

This is how the home page looked before the update:

The old CodePlex home page

And here's the new CodePlex in full Metro glory:

The new Metro style CodePlex home page

The minimal backgrounds, large fonts and big tiles have certainly given the somewhat dated-looking site a new lease of life. The improvements aren't just skin-deep however. Creating a new project, for instance, is now simply a single-step process, and more is promised to come.

What's your take on the redesign? You can send in your feedback here.

  Source: CodePlex Weblog
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