CSS for Windows 8 App Development

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Apress, Feb 11, 2013 - Computers - 312 pages

CSS for Windows 8 App Development is your learning guide for CSS – the language of great Windows 8-style apps. Learn the built-in styles that make the built-in controls shine, how to define them, and how to use CSS to give your custom app assets that beautiful Modern UI style.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the clear standard for styling web applications, and with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript now powering apps on Windows 8, it’s the clear standard there as well. CSS is a powerful styling and layout language that greatly simplifies the selection of page elements and their visual display, layout, and animation. Additionally, Windows 8 apps appear on a large variety of screen formats, and CSS is the primary means for uniquely defining these layouts.

Learn the language of great Windows 8-style apps Raise your knowledge of the CSS3 standard Use the styles built-in to Windows 8 style apps Apply CSS styles to your app

What you’ll learn

Master the use of powerful CSS selectors Learn new CSS3 functionality such as flex boxes, grids, animation, and transforms Control your styles from JavaScript for really powerful interactions See the styles implemented by built-in controls like ListView and override them Learn style rules that will help you implement good Windows 8 style See how to use LESS in your Windows 8-style app

Who this book is for

CSS for Windows 8 App Development is for software developers of all skill levels working with web applications. If you’re new, the foundational CSS examples will bring you up to speed quickly. If you’re more familiar with CSS, you’ll gain critical insight into its application in Windows 8 for creating a great Modern UI.

Table of Contents Windows 8 Design Introduction to Windows 8 Development Selectors and Style Rules Text Properties Box Properties Transforms, Transitions, and Animation Properties Layout Properties Global Styles WinJS Control Styles Overriding and Defining Styles CSS Libraries and Resources Styling SVG

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Chapter 1 Windows 8 Design
Chapter 2 Introduction to Windows 8 Development
Chapter 3 Selectors and Style Rules
Chapter 4 Text Properties
Chapter 5 Box Properties
Chapter 6 Transforms Transitions and Animation Properties
Chapter 7 Layout Properties
Chapter 8 Global Styles
Chapter 10 Overriding and Defining Styles
Appendix A CSS Libraries and Resources
Appendix B Styling SVG
About the Author
About the Technical Reviewer

Chapter 9 WinJS Control Styles

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Jeremy Foster was educated in computer engineering and mathematics, gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough and not nearly enough education and experience, he finally joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring other software developers to write code and write it right. When he is not working, he is likely spending time with his wife and son, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on house projects. Find Jeremy online at @codefoster and codefoster.com.

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