Since Microsoft first unveiled the Metro UI on Windows Phone 7, the rollout has been gradually taking place across every Microsoft product and website. It is the cornerstone of the Windows 8 interface and one of the most notable official uses of Metro UI available now is the excellent implementation on the Xbox 360 dashboard. The new design language has been a refreshing sign that Redmond cares about fixing its messy, bloated and ageing image, and the company is following through and executing.
In the process, Metro has picked up a lot of fans in the design community. As Microsoft rolls out its own designs using the Metro UI design language — some of which are included here — others are following suit. We’ve included ten sites for your inspiration that have a Metro-inspired look in some way. For most, the grid of tiles is Metro’s identifiable trait, but we look at sites inspired by other important aspects of the system such as type, imagery selection and iconography.