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Beginning Windows 8 Application Development by David Fulop, György Balássy, Zoltan Arvai, István Novák

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Chapter 6

Creating Windows 8 Style Applications with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Understanding the basics of HyperText Markup Language, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript
  • Accessing Windows Runtime from HTML5 applications
  • Creating Windows 8 style applications with JavaScript

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

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Earlier in this book, you learned that Windows 8 brings new opportunities to web developers. Traditionally, web developers could use their technologies to create websites that consist of programming logic running on a web server, and a user interface (UI) that can be accessed only via a web browser. Windows 8 changes this landscape by allowing web developers to reuse their existing knowledge to create applications that run on the desktop. Technologies that previously lived only on web servers and inside web browsers are now first-class citizens for creating classic rich client applications.

This chapter provides a brief overview of these technologies. First, you learn about how to create a classic web page and how to design it, and then you learn how to use the same technologies for creating full desktop applications on Windows 8.

NOTE This chapter contains a short introduction to HTML5, CSS ...

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