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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® 8 Apps with JavaScript and HTML5 in 24 Hours by Chad Carter

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Hour 5. Understanding Microsoft Design Style Principles

What You’ll Learn This Hour:

• Why design matters to developers

• The influencers of the Microsoft design language

• The Microsoft design style principles

• How the grid system works

• How content is displayed in different resolutions and device sizes

• How to work with Blend for Visual Studio

• How to simulate different devices using Blend

• How to run Blend in interactive mode

As we continue to build up our foundation of what makes up a Windows Store app, we must understand the Microsoft design style principles and the Microsoft design language itself. During this hour, we explain why, as developers, we need to care about design when it comes to creating Windows Store apps. We look at ...

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