The Microsoft Developer Network (msdn) redesign became two designs in one. Initially, the tired old online msdn magazine was showing its age. The goal of the magazine redesign was to bring it up to modern, responsive web standards. The site was a complete revamping of the old one.
The magazine site update was such a success the msdn site was updated as well. The new msdn site is much more focused and the content is based on user traffic patterns. Gone are excess stories and page types.