Looking at the design of the Windows Live Messenger logo and sign-in window, it hasn’t changed very much since Windows Live Messenger 8.1 or so. However, we can look forward to Wave 3 integration and simplification also in this area. The new logo will look something between these 3 shots/mock-ups:
Here is what the sign-in window of the future Windows Live Messenger 2009 Final is likely to look like:
What do we see?
- There is a new Windows Live Messenger icon in the top-left of the window.
- The Windows Live Wave 3 Header is now present.
- The help button has been moved and redesigned.
- The text boxes have been moved down and made room for a “Welcome back!”.
- The closed Sign-in state dropdown has the corresponding icon on its left.
- The Info links have been shortened to just Privacy statement and Server status.
More info to come as soon as I can get my hands on it. Stay tuned…