New Hotmail Sign-in UI

Today I typed http://www.hotmail.com and was waiting for the usual blue-blue screen (which doesnt in any possible way represent an entrance or an entry point to a mail program). I have been using hotmail since the time they had that Blue-Yellow UI, which I BTW conidered bad choice of colors. And over the period their design team went more and more bonkers. So, I wasnt really expecting a surprise. But lo! Here, today I get the new sign-in page on my screen.

hotmail_signin.jpg
Reminds one of XP login?

Hey! This is the best design decision regarding hotmail that they have taken in years! Gosh! I wonder which genius figured that a mail sign in screen is better if you have just the signin on the page rather than a plethora of information!

hotmail_signin_old.jpg
Remember the old login?

What I like about the new design? For one, it loads up damn fast. And also, It perfectly matches with the domain and purpose of the site. When I type hotmail.com, I am expecting a screen that looks like a mail login. Earlier when I go to hotmail.com, I used to get a page which made me wonder almost always whether I am in the middle of a portal or some other application. Maybe its just me, but somehow the old login never made me feel as if I am entering a site. Also, the old one was too image rich so was very slow in loading under dialup conditions. The new one practically an empty page with just the login field. Thats a wise move. In fact the new hotmail login is BETTER than the gmail login and the yahoo login. Atleast thats my take! 🙂 Good work. Hotmail team….!!!

What more I would like here?

  1. When I type hotmail.com and get to the login, allow me to login with just my username. I dont want to add “@hotmail.com” everytime. If “@msn.com” users are trying to login, let them use msn.com! In hotmail.com, dont ask me to add the f**king domain name everytime!
  2. If I have multiple hotmail accounts, give me an option to save all of them in the login (just like remember username and password option). So, that when I come to hotmail.com, I have the list of all my hotmail ids there to click on and enter the site. If I have not asked to save the password, just show me the list my mail ids to click on and then ask me my password.
  3. Once inside, when I click “logout” bring me back to the login. DO NOT take me to the damn msn.com portal. If I need to go to msn.com, I know how to type the url in my browser!

*Update – Read this interesting post by Bala!

Advertisements
  1. #1 by beau banjamin on August 12, 2006 - 7:03 am

    can i have the old one back

  2. #2 by faizan khan on August 15, 2006 - 7:42 am

    abx_01@hotmail.com online kaar plx
    available kaar sex

  3. #3 by samuel on March 16, 2007 - 8:06 pm

    whats your nme

  4. #4 by samuel on March 16, 2007 - 8:07 pm

    i will give you 1 pound

  5. #5 by kabin on March 18, 2007 - 5:29 am

    hi how are you

  6. #6 by jessie on March 28, 2007 - 12:47 pm

    hello i am a fit girl 14 and i am lookin 4 a man
    any 1 out there 4 me

  7. #7 by jessie on March 28, 2007 - 12:49 pm

    hi i am 14 and i am lookin 4 a man
    so any 1 out there 4 me
    my msn
    Jasper_Jessica@hotmail.com

  8. #8 by jessie on March 29, 2007 - 12:13 pm

    come on and reply 2 me so i can look out 4 1

  9. #9 by emmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmma on April 12, 2007 - 8:14 pm

    gays

  10. #10 by RAFFY on April 17, 2007 - 10:12 pm

    hello

  11. #11 by RAFFY on April 17, 2007 - 10:12 pm

  12. #12 by cumar on April 19, 2007 - 7:15 am

    walaal macaan waan ku salaamayaa waxaan ku salaamaya salam islaamka

  13. #13 by jessie on April 23, 2007 - 12:16 pm

  14. #14 by jessie on April 30, 2007 - 12:13 pm

    im so sexy

  15. #15 by bunni on May 7, 2007 - 8:15 pm

    hi

  16. #16 by احمد نصرحسن on May 16, 2007 - 8:00 am

    hotmail.com

  17. #17 by yuyu on May 16, 2007 - 5:19 pm

    iam mared
    iam soo cool
    i need you if you are

  18. #18 by fayaz on June 2, 2007 - 10:27 am

    excellent sir,

  19. #19 by Bill Compton on June 4, 2007 - 8:10 pm

    Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

  20. #20 by cavin on June 6, 2007 - 9:37 pm

    kl wots gwanig people

  21. #21 by Tim on June 13, 2007 - 3:33 pm

    The three items on your wish list are exactly what I want too, I doubt we are the only ones.

    Do Microsoft developers live in the real world? Do they actually track back and see how difficult they are making the simplest things? At least on the previous version you could delete/overtype the username bit & keep the @hotmail.com part untouched to save typing. This new version is now even worse than ever.

  22. #22 by David on August 15, 2007 - 12:53 am

    I couldn’t agree more with your 3 requests for changes.

    It is amazing a multi-billion dollar company can’t figure out the simplest things. It doesn’t seem like rocket science.

  23. #23 by javed on September 20, 2007 - 9:38 pm

    hi to every one

  24. #24 by skylair Derry on September 21, 2007 - 6:24 pm

    hello how is everybody me im good but could be better but that would never happen because every boy that i go out with dumps me or cheats on me

  25. #25 by Khadim on September 28, 2007 - 9:35 am

    yas i want

  26. #26 by Jorge Viana Rodrigues on September 28, 2007 - 1:14 pm

    I want justo to be able to access the hot mail; thank’s.
    Jorge

  27. #27 by Jorge Viana Rodrigues on September 28, 2007 - 1:14 pm

    leave the hotmail as it was; thank’s
    Jorge

  28. #28 by sameh on October 5, 2007 - 12:42 pm

    hi ana smo7a boy spisal ilove evry bady buyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy with all my love
    smo7a

  29. #29 by doaa on October 5, 2007 - 12:46 pm

    so a5bark sameh mne7 kl al3ele btslm 3lek
    مع حبي دودو

  30. #30 by katren on October 5, 2007 - 12:52 pm

    jorge what is the emial for you with all my love katren

  31. #31 by aaron on October 5, 2007 - 4:38 pm

    hey add me iam 14 iam a guy single

  32. #32 by G on November 6, 2007 - 4:10 pm

    Yo

  33. #33 by regina on December 13, 2007 - 2:51 pm

    I go to centre hastings secondary school (ON)
    and i really wanta website that u can chat on and enter your hotmail e- dress on
    cuz they block alot of websites

  34. #34 by barbararuth rodgers on December 23, 2007 - 12:11 am

    HELLO, I WAS @ THE LIBRARY YESTERDAY, AND REALIZED I DIDN’T HAVE THE OLD WAY EITHER AND I WANTED IT MY MAIL IN THE BLUE STREAMS, AND THE BIG BOX SIGN IN, NOW THAT I READ THE FIRST GUYS UPSET FEELINGS OF CHANGE I REALIZE I ALSO HAPPENED TO ME, I DIDN’T REMEMBER MSN WITH HOTMAIL WAS SPEADED UP AND THEY DELETED ALL MY OLD MAIL, AND I HAD TO KEEP LOOKING EVEN TODAY FOR THE OLD LOOKING SIGN IN STYLE, BUT, I NOTICED THE DATES BLOGGED ON OPINIONS WHEN IT ACTUALLY CHANGED THE YEAR OF 2006. I REALLY SHOULD FORGET THE OLD AND MOVE ON TO THE NEW, WELL SEASONS’GREETINGS TOO FORGET THIS SYSTEM, I HAVE TO SKIP TRYING TO FIND THE OLD YEARS ONE NOW, THIS IS WHERE IT STOPS, ALSO, CALL 1-800-FOR-AVON, 1-800-MEET-MARK, OR ME FOR LAST MINUTE FRENCH PERFUME AND WARM BLACK NAILWEAR WITH FREE SHINEY RED MEDIUM SIZED FREE COSMETIC BAG, I’M CHARGING NOW $40.00. FOR THE WHOLE THING. TAX INCLUDED,AND MONEY ORDER AMOUNT STAMP AMOUNT, AND NON REFUND FEE PER CONSUMER. HELP ME BY CALLING 619-749-4763. ASAP! otherwise 1207 n. 2nd st.#106 el cajon, ca. 92021, district 7358 mgr. diana.dominski@AVON.com. if you show up @ the office look through the window and you’ll see, more gifts for everyone on every occasion throughout the year! lots of holidays and named days as well as birthdays of all. plenty of time to keep the avon atmosphere going. new recruits $10.00, 619-244-2332. only line. only nice voiced calls call there to the actual manager.

  35. #35 by avz on January 8, 2008 - 8:59 am

    wag1 all ov ya howz lyf lol gimmie a repli lol soo byyee darlins

  36. #36 by sajeel on February 5, 2008 - 9:04 am

    hi jessie
    i just wanna know if u are despreate
    ur 14 AND U NEED A MAN!

  37. #37 by الذيب on February 20, 2008 - 6:48 am

    لو سمحتو كيف عملتو ايميل لكم

  38. #38 by topspec on March 19, 2008 - 12:03 am

    i am a clinical hypnotherapist worked doing stage hypnosis
    before that. love the new look on hotmail its very cool looking. i find it very hard to find a soulmate on this computer enjoy you lot be safe be good take care xx

  39. #39 by bec on April 22, 2008 - 4:00 am

    i’m a sexy single =)
    bec

  40. #40 by chakir on April 27, 2008 - 4:48 pm

    hey any moroccain out there holl@ at ur boi

  41. #41 by dame on April 29, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    hello

  42. #42 by Junior on April 29, 2008 - 6:59 pm

    Can someone please post a link for the old sign-in page?

  43. #43 by Sophie on May 7, 2008 - 12:34 pm

    Hi! MY NAME IS SOPHIE.

  44. #44 by Mr.Flatus on May 25, 2008 - 2:34 am

    This is one of the links to the old sign in page

    https://login.live.com/login.srf?id=2&vv=550&lc=1033&bk=9203643

  45. #45 by kitty on June 2, 2008 - 1:50 am

    suck my hairy fat dick you slut

  46. #46 by 89jokes on June 2, 2008 - 1:51 am

    wooo!!!!! i luv bullet for my valentine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. #47 by summer on July 27, 2008 - 4:07 pm

    thank you Mr.Flatus!! You rock!

  48. #48 by cosmos anderson on August 28, 2008 - 12:11 am

    hot sex in the butt. hard and slow. ure ass will bleed when im doone with u. i love men and old ladies . like ages 75 and older. call me my cell is 2604149095

  49. #49 by cosmos anderson on August 28, 2008 - 12:12 am

    hot sex in the butt. hard and slow. ure ass will bleed when im doone with u. i love men and old ladies . like ages 75 and older. call me my cell is 2604149095. ps if u like me call me. i am one sick person.

  50. #50 by jonass on September 30, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    im a a boy aged 20 years i need a girl

  51. #51 by JAS on November 20, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    NEW MAIL

  52. #52 by aliyu on December 3, 2008 - 6:00 am

    i want a new hotmail in my account please and give me a new colours ……………………happy christmas………………..

  53. #53 by fatimah on December 3, 2008 - 6:11 am

    I LOVE TO WRITE MASSAGE

  54. #54 by phing on January 8, 2009 - 8:24 pm

    PPHINGG@gmail .thanks you

  55. #55 by james on February 16, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    HI, would u like to make me ur friend for emotional and health fitness talks, then e-mail me on jamessilvai@hotmail.com any one !

  56. #56 by abdull on February 22, 2009 - 5:42 pm

    im look for girl but be sweet girl if ugly don’t text back so im from Egypt and i live in England to London
    i am 18 years
    i want sexy girl
    sssssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    sssssssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeexxxxxxxxxxxxyyyyyyyy
    gggggggggiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrlllllllllllllllllllllll

    ABDULLL

  57. #57 by a random person on May 12, 2009 - 7:25 pm

    i need the old hotmail page because my computer wont let me sign in!
    ive tried with the old one too but it wont work!
    can i have a really, really old link?
    thanks!

    ps: looking at all these comments means some people are really sick. why post porn on a question???not even related! if ur that desperate, do match.com, they have ads!
    pps: if ur one of the sickos dont reply
    ppss: plz i need an answer!

  58. #58 by Донат on May 22, 2009 - 7:22 am

    Только +5

  59. #59 by joseluisrodriguez on June 30, 2009 - 7:28 pm

    lomejor que me pasado en la vida es aberme casado con la mujer mas amrvillosa del mundo

  60. #60 by skaredekaciatko and undies on July 14, 2009 - 11:33 am

    Hello there. It goes without saying. Where were you THE LIBRARY YESTERDAY AND REALIZED you DIDN’T HAVE THE OLD WAY? But not anymore? Why?

  61. #61 by wunderpippo@girlsandnylons on July 17, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    Hello there. It goes without saying. Where were you THE LIBRARY YESTERDAY AND REALIZED you DIDN’T HAVE THE OLD WAY? But not anymore? Why?

  62. #62 by mona on July 21, 2009 - 6:40 am

    i am at 13 years and aT SCHOOL FROM FAYOUM IN EGYPT

  63. #63 by Aleema on December 9, 2009 - 12:13 am

    i am so sexy

  64. #64 by Kenneth Poole on December 18, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    I agree with udayms that the new design is an improvement. However point 2 in his wishlist outweighs any design improvement for me as far as usability is concerned.
    Not having alternative usernames remembered has already cost me ages in wasted typing time.

  65. #65 by jayrose on January 4, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    hi hello’are you..everything ok?

  66. #66 by zara on April 20, 2010 - 7:45 am

    aurrrrrrrrr

  67. #67 by hassan on August 30, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    hassan salah hassan

  68. #68 by frenky on May 8, 2011 - 2:26 am

  69. #69 by siddique on May 14, 2011 - 9:54 am

    hai gays

  70. #70 by manjunatha.d on August 12, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    i m manju natha from gopulapuram please i will entire the sum problem is their so, after i will contactive after boy ples send me your number

  71. #71 by Levi on August 22, 2011 - 3:28 am

    this is bull sh**t i cant even access any of the messages i may have from possible employers, how do i get the old one back??????????????

  72. #72 by Order Used Homeschool Software on April 2, 2012 - 5:07 am

    I do not even understand how I ended up here, but I thought this publish was once good. I don’t know who you might be however certainly you are going to a famous blogger in case you are not already. Cheers!

  73. #73 by Darren on December 13, 2012 - 11:41 am

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is great, as
    well as the content!

  74. #74 by Adalberto on May 31, 2013 - 6:59 am

    Just desire to say your article is as amazing.
    The clarity for your post is just great and that i can think you are an expert on this
    subject. Well together with your permission let me to snatch your RSS feed
    to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thank
    you 1,000,000 and please continue the rewarding work.

  1. train cases
  2. INVESTMENT
  3. Sweden

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: