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Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies

The fast and easy guide for creating Windows 8 apps using popular technologies!

This book offers a primer for building HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript applications for Windows 8. It includes an up-to-date guide for dusting off an aging HTML skill set and adapting to the Windows 8 apps and provides a reference for Windows and .NET programmers not familiar with HTML5. The overall design principles of MetroUI (the new design paradigm for Windows) are discussed.The book also addresses visual design with HTML and CSS, which are the visual design languages to bring MetroUI applications to the screen. Finally, there is a section on using JavaScript for inter- and intra-functional components.

  • Contains the design principles for MetroUI, the new design paradigm for Windows
  • The author is an enterprise architect, seasoned programmer and web developer who specializes in implementing Microsoft solutions at his client sites
  • Shows how to develop HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript applications for Windows 8

This is the ideal resource for current Microsoft developers who need a primer or refresher for developing in HTML and JavaScript for Windows.

Table of Contents
Part I: Discovering Windows 8
Chapter 1. Introducing Windows 8
Chapter 2. Embracing Windows 8 Style
Chapter 3. Getting a Grip on Windows 8 Development
Chapter 4. Setting Up a Windows 8 App

Part II: Working with the Externals
Chapter 5. Using Everyday Controls
Chapter 6. Laying Out the App
Chapter 7. Presenting Data
Chapter 8. Building Tiles and Using Notifications

Part III: Digging into the Internals
Chapter 9. Programming to Contract
Chapter 10. Talking to the Internet
Chapter 11. Managing the Process Lifecycle
Chapter 12. Keeping Local Storage

Part IV: Getting Ready to Publish
Chapter 13. Integrating with Hardware
Chapter 14. Preparing for the Store
Chapter 15. Going to the Cloud
Chapter 16. Making Money with Your App

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 17. Ten App Ideas
Chapter 18. Ten Places to Find Samples and Info

Book Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111817335X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118173350
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