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Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies by Bill Sempf

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Chapter 6

Laying Out the App

In This Chapter

arrow Implementing Windows 8 style guidelines

arrow Getting around in your app

arrow Animating content

arrow Handling resize events

In Chapter 2, I go over the built-in templates for Windows 8 development. They are pretty handy, especially as a reference, but they won’t do everything that you need to do. The Grid and Split templates provide a nice starting point for list/detail styles of apps. The Fixed template is great for single page apps. The Navigation template is good for hub-style apps that were covered in Chapter 2.

Eventually you’ll need to meet specific requirements of your application, and the built-in templates won’t do the job. In fact, they probably won’t even come close. You’ll need to write some layout yourself.

This being HTML5, making a Windows Store app is kind of like setting up a web page. You have a site map of sorts, and you navigate from page to page.

This being Windows 8, of course, you have some special considerations to think about. There are no menus, and your app shouldn’t have a landing page because the app should be more or less ...

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