Ok well maybe they don’t really know it yet but I’m sure there will be a day when designers start to sing the praises of Windows 8 for helping to make creating amazing computing experiences easy to create.
It’s taken me awhile but I think I have started to fully drink the Kool-Aid. I’m still addicted to my XAML workflow (not yet singing the praises of HTML based Windows 8 apps, but I wont rule it out.)
I’m enthused enough I’m going to start blogging again. Mostly because I have been discovering lots of great new APIs that are really fun to use but I need to journal my experience somewhere.
So with my first Windows 8 post I will start off with a reference to a really useful doc that was posted recently… The Performance Tips for Windows Metro XAML apps document should be something we all get our heads around. Performance is much more important this time around as we are supporting much more hardware constrained form factors like windows tablet devices.
And oh yeah if you are designer (this is a designer blog by the way) then you should have already been reading all the UX docs that Microsoft has been posting here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/hh779072
It’s good stuff! The “Category Guidance” docs look new… http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh868274 I’ll be reading through these this weekend.