Chapter 2. The Modern UI
This chapter covers
- The Windows Modern Style
- Design principles for Windows 8 apps
- Typography and grid layout
- Device considerations
I’m not a designer. Like many, I can tell good design when I see it, but my promising art skills were tossed out the window and never really developed once I sat down at my first computer and started programming. Had I known then how well computers and art would coexist, I’d have kept pursuing them together.
Regardless, like many of you, I find myself designing UIs for applications on a fairly regular basis. In the days of rigid battleship-gray apps, this was relatively easy to do. As those fell out of favor and we started getting more creative, it became harder to keep up. Part of ...