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I blogged a while back about using the new Segoe UI Symbol font to create high quality scalable application bar icons. Well, to add to that, Entypo is an OpenType font containing over 100 handcrafted pictograms that will work well for the same thing. An EPS vector file is also available in case you want [...]
There are plenty of posts around on how to actually install the Windows 8 consumer Preview, so I’m not going to both covering that right now, but there were a couple of really useful resources that I wanted to highlight. First up is some great design resources for designing the user experience for Metro style [...]
UPDATE: You can now run the Windows Phone emulator on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview using the latest 7.1.1 SDK. As mentioned in the announcement, it’s not officially supported until the Windows RTM and performance is likely to be degraded if Hyper-V is enabled. If you’re a keen early adopter and have already tried out the [...]
I was lucky enough to present at the Silverlight User Group hosted by EMC Consulting in London tonight. Thank you very much for the opportunity, especially to Mark Mann for inviting me; I had a great time, met some great people and I hope they enjoyed it, too.
Whilst developing Metro-style applications (quite possibly limited to XAML apps) you may be unfortunate enough to receive the error message “Unable to Activate Windows Tailored Application” when you try to run the application from Visual Studio. You’ll probably find that other applications that worked previously still do so, but this one won’t budge. In my [...]
To make creating high-quality scalable application bar icons for Windows 8 Metro applications, you can use the Segoe UI Symbol font. The icons are specifically the Unicode characters in the range 0xE100 to 0xE124.