MSN UK's Silverlight-based New Experimental Viewer

MSN UK for doing something a little different created an experimental Viewer — a new way to explore MSN UK. It’s a trial using Microsoft’s new Silverlight technology and is a window into all parts of the portal, from Cars to Entertainment to News. As such it doesn’t replace your homepage or the section homepages, it’s a whole new […]

MSN UK for doing something a little different created an experimental Viewer — a new way to explore MSN UK. It’s a trial using Microsoft’s new Silverlight technology and is a window into all parts of the portal, from Cars to Entertainment to News. As such it doesn’t replace your homepage or the section homepages, it’s a whole new way of navigating MSN Content, repports Rob Margel.

On the top row we see 3 articles from various MSN sites rotating on the left and links to 3 videos on MSN Video on the right. Seen one but it has already rotated to the next? Just click the corresponding circle above it to load it into the window again.

To look at one of the subjects in the middle row simply place your mouse cursor on the picture that draws your interest and it will scroll that one to the middle for you. Also very useful is the bottom row with links to Multimap (Virtual Earth), Windows Live Services and background stories on the left, The World In Pictures in the middle and even news topics on the right. Those buttons on the right will show a preview of the MSN homepages News, Entertainment, Cars, Money and Life And Style.[LiveSide]

You can leave feedback by clicking the link at the bottom of the site or leave a comment at the MSN Viewer Live Space.