Windows 8/WinRT

T06 Windows 8 Style Apps - Design Essentials


10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Level: Intermediate

Billy Hollis

XAML Slinger

Windows 8 apps are expected to follow prescriptive conventions and guidelines for capabilities, design, and user experience. Some of these conventions are required for an app to even be offered via the Windows Store. This session will cover the most important Windows 8 guidelines for typical developers, including layout, navigation patterns, and working with the OS via charms and other functions. Special attention will be given to those conventions that must be satisfied to pass the certification tests for the Windows Store.

You will learn:

  • Learn major conventions and guidelines for design of Windows 8 apps
  • Highlight required conventions that must be met for placement in the Windows Store
  • Deep dive on layout in Windows 8, including the grid system, snapped views, and other layout