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Windows 10 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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5. Windows Apps and the Windows Store

The Windows Apps

One of Microsoft’s fundamental design principles for its so-called Modern apps (that is, apps created for Windows 8/8.1/10, in contrast to the so-called Desktop apps, which precede Windows 8) is “content before chrome.” That is, the typical interface that these apps use is characterized by an overall style that places content front and center, and where chrome—including menus, scrollbars, and icons—is hidden or minimized, relegated to the edge, or eliminated altogether.

For the most part, Modern apps also adhere to the following guidelines:

Image Clean layout—App interfaces are characterized by ...

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