Chapter 2. Windows 8 user interface style

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the design concepts underlying the Windows 8 user interface (UI) style.

  • Understand the user experience of a Windows 8 app.

Why devote a chapter of this book to design concepts? Since you are reading this book, you probably want to create great applications for the Microsoft 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 an entire chapter to exploring the details of the new design language for Windows 8: the Windows 8 UI style.

It is important to understand from the ...

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