Chapter 2. Windows 8 UI style

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the design concepts underlying the Windows 8 UI style.

  • Understand the user experience of a Windows 8 app.

Why devote a chapter of this book to design concepts? If you are reading this book, you probably want to create great applications for the Windows Store—and great apps must be graphically in sync with the Microsoft Windows 8 ecosystem—which means they must be designed according to the Windows 8 design and usability guidelines. Therefore, it is worthwhile to dedicate a full chapter to exploring the details of the new design language for Windows 8: the Windows 8 UI style.

From the beginning, it is important to understand that a design language is not like ...

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