Windows 8 Blog App UX design guidelines

General Info

Designing brilliance start with a plan.

  • Start by choosing a meaningful name to your App. The name will appear on the Store and in Windows OS.
  • Supply a detailed description about your App. Highlight the best of what you are offering and attract the world to download it.
  • Choose App language
  • Choose App category. If not the correct category is selected, the application won’t be accepted by the store.

Content Configuration

  • Specify the content that should be shown in the application
  • Specify text that should be shown in the about us section in the app

Theme Configuration

Customize the look and feel of your App

Layout and Theme

Layout

Text Only Layout

  • Background (1366 x 768+)
  • Title Image (300 x 80)
  • Default Article Image (252 x 168) (*)

Colors

Theme Settings

  • Background Color
  • Header Color
  • Item Overlay Color
  • Item Title Color
  • Item Subtitle Color

Samples

Logo and Live Tile

  • Logo (150 x 150) ) (*)


  • Small Logo (30 x 30)


  • Wide Logo (310 x 150) ) (*)


  • Live Tile:
    • Normal
    • Text

Splash Screen

  • Splash Screen (620 x 300)
  • Splash Background Color

Post & Page

  • Background Color
  • Text Color
  • External Link Color

 

Privacy Policy

A privacy policy page is required on your website to pass Microsoft Windows Store certification.

About the Author

Dany Hoyek
I am a Computer and Communication Engineer and Consultant. I have been leading, developing and managing millions of dollars worth of software development projects.