Transitions and Animations
Subtle animations exist throughout Windows 8. When switching to the Start screen, the tiles zoom in to populate the familiar grid, and they react to being clicked or touched. An activated Search or Settings pane slides out from the side of the screen like a drawer. Likewise, AppBar controls slide in from the top or bottom of the screen. I used the word subtle to describe these animations. What I meant is that, in day-to-day use, you are more likely to notice if the animations have been removed than that they existed in the first place.
We could certainly build an application with no animations, but many good ...