Embracing Windows 8 Style
In This Chapter
Falling in step with Microsoft’s Windows 8 design style
Applying the eight traits to your apps
Helping your app get more user attention and love
Microsoft has come up with a list of eight traits of a Windows 8–style app. This chapter breaks that list into actual design principles that you can use. Implementation is what the rest of the book is about.
When I first saw the Microsoft list, I thought it was a little vague. After all, what is Windows 8 style? Isn’t that what this whole thing is about? Oh, the humanity!
As it turns out, this list is actually pretty well thought out, as are the details behind each of the points. I suggest you take 30 minutes, read this chapter, absorb the details, and then go look at the some of the apps I mention in the chapter. Then come back and read it again.
It’s more important than you think to design well for your Windows 8 app. If you don’t meet the guidelines, you won’t get in the Store. If you don’t get in the Store, you’ve wasted your time. You don’t want to waste your time, so just take a deep breath and get ready to get Windows 8.
Without further ado, the eight traits a great Windows 8–style ...