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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 6. Customizing the Style of Our Apps

What You’ll Learn This Hour:

• How to work with the WinJS light and dark styles

• Ways to use Visual Studio’s DOM Explorer

• How to style apps using Blend for Visual Studio

• How to work with Microsoft’s CSS vendor-specific properties

• Steps for overriding the default styles in the WinJS controls

• Approaches for making apps accessible

• How to create CSS animations

The previous hour showed how to utilize Blend for Visual Studio to style apps. If we didn’t style our apps, not many people would want to use them. During this hour, we dig in and start using the styling tools.

Fortunately, styling Windows Store apps written in JavaScript requires nothing special. The same CSS styling that works on the ...

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