By Brent Schooley

Designing for home windows eight is a fast paced, 150-page primer at the key layout thoughts you must create profitable home windows eight apps. This ebook might help you layout a consumer interface that's either pleasant and potent, feels ‘right’ on your clients, and encapsulates a good home windows eight experience.

In this e-book, you will:
* Meet the construction blocks of good home windows eight UI layout in a well-designed pattern app.
* easy methods to include key layout components into your apps, akin to the app bar, charms and refined animations from the animation library.
* the best way to carry the center adventure that your clients anticipate from home windows 8.
* make your app stand proud of hundreds of thousands of others within the home windows Store.

It’s now time to create the following new release of home windows functions. Arm your self with layout strategies and take part in this magnificent chance!

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All three of the venues discussed in this section meet those criteria, however, so the statement is not specific enough. Each example requires a more defined “best at” statement to truly capture the goal of the application. ” The “best at” statement you create for your application should distinguish your application from its peers, much in the same way the three preceding venues exemplified are set apart. If you achieve this specificity, it will be really easy for users to understand why your application is best for them.

The Windows 8 design style guidelines call out a set of font faces (Segoe UI primarily, except in a few cases), font sizes, weights, and colors that should be used in various application scenarios. Using the right font in the right place definitely helps your application fit in with the rest of the apps on the system and also helps establish the information hierarchy within the app. The use of bold colors is highly encouraged in Windows 8 applications. These colors really stand out on the screen and, if used correctly, can really reinforce your app’s content and branding.

This allows users to focus on the primary task of reading and responding to their e-mail. You should note that “content before chrome” becomes easier if your application follows the “be great at something” model. If the majority of the application is taken up by the content, where will all the other functionality go? How will you structure the application navigation scheme without tabs and trees? As I will discuss in greater detail in Chapter 3, there are new paradigms for how to structure your application in Windows 8.

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