Metro Developers are Designers

One of the things that is quite clear from Metro and Windows 8 (this has been seen with Windows Phone too) is that developers are no longer going to be able to chuck a load of controls on a form and deploy! Fantastic! This means a few changes though …

  • If you are a developer that creates user interfaces, you’ll need to be in tune with your design skills (see the link below)!
  • If you haven’t got any design skills then maybe you need to learn some (see the link below)!
  • If you are a designer or a User Experience (UX) specialist, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the new Metro guidelines (see the link below)!
  • For everybody else … just see the link below!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/hh779072

Alternatively, you can carry on chucking controls on the screen and using tasteless colours but don’t be surprised if your app never makes it out of the store.

P.N.