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Designing for Windows 8

Fundamentals of Great Design in Windows Store Apps

Schooley, Brent

2013, XIII, 168 p.

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    • Fun and inspiring topic, tackled by an engaging speaker and writer, on his specialist subject.
    • Vital aspect of Windows 8 app design that developers of all levels will grab alongside their in-depth code-based tutorials
    • Accompanied by a well-designed demo app to enrich the short format and pack more real-world insight into the short page count.
Designing for Windows 8 is a fast-paced, 150-page primer on the key design concepts you need to create successful Windows 8 apps. This book will help you design a user interface that is both delightful and effective, feels ‘right' to your users, and encapsulates a great Windows 8 experience.

In this book, you will:

  • Meet the building blocks of solid Windows 8 UI design in a well-designed sample app.
  • Learn how to incorporate key design elements into your apps, such as the app bar, charms and subtle animations from the animation library.
  • Find out how to deliver the core experience that your users expect from Windows 8.
  • Learn how to make your app stand out from thousands of others in the Windows Store.

It's now time to create the next generation of Windows applications. Arm yourself with design tactics and join in on this wonderful opportunity!

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Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Microsoft Design Style Inspirations

Chapter 2: Microsoft Design Style Principles

Chapter 3: Design Strategies for Windows 8 Chapter 4: Basic Building Blocks of Windows 8 Design

Chapter 5: Windows 8 Platform Considerations

Chapter 6: Bringing Existing Apps to Windows 8

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