Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Apr 2011 22:59 UTC
Windows And yes, the stream of controlled Windows 8 leaks continues. This time around, Thurrot and Rivera have published a number of screenshots from Windows 8's brand-new tablet user interface, and surprise surprise, its built on Metro, the same design language that underpins Windows Phone 7. Windows 8 will also include its own PDF reader, Modern Reader, which also happens to be the first application packaged in Microsoft's new AppX format. Update: Long Zheng has some technical details on AppX, including this little tidbit: "The extensive list of properties signifies the comprehensive scope of this system to be the ideal deployment strategy for 'applications', in all essence of the word. In fact, the AppX format is universal enough so it appears to work for everything from native Win32 applications to framework-based applications and even *gasp* web applications. Games are also supported."
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RE[3]: App scalability
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 5th Apr 2011 02:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: App scalability"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I simply can't see how one could express a UI in terms that could properly scale up to 1920*1200 or down to 640*320 resolutions.


Its not that bad. I've done it before. I really don't know why I did, but I had time and someone told me to do it. You just have a min and max size for every element with some logic governing wrapping and what not. You might argue that it looked terrible, but in my defense it looked that way *before* I implemented the scaling logic. Nothing to screw up really.

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