Windows 8 provides a new digital canvas to showcase your creativity with apps that reach hundreds of millions of people. With the Microsoft design language at your disposal you can design experiences with rich personality, fluid animations and seamless scaling across the large range of Windows 8 devices. The platform also provides unique features to leverage in your apps, like live tiles, contracts and cloud services, so you can engage your audience more deeply in new and creative ways. There's never been a more exciting time to be a designer and we can't wait to see what you create for Windows 8.
Speak a modern design language
Microsoft's design language was created with digital in mind. It allows content to come to life and at the same time help maintain a consistent personality and experience for the user. The language provides a universal tool to craft great apps that scale gracefully across multiple screen sizes.
Unleash your creativity on a new digital canvas
With Windows 8, your app is the star of the show, as the operating system fades to the background. Your app can take advantage of unique features like live tiles, contracts and cloud services to design experiences that engage with users in new ways.
Elegant hardware provides the perfect stage for your experience
Windows 8 runs on amazing hardware, from tablets to laptops to all-in-ones with large high-definition screens. It’s the perfect place to showcase your creativity and vision through the experiences you create.
Create using the tools you know
We provide great design tools with Expression Blend, but you can also take advantage of the rich design ecosystem around Windows 8 to design great apps with the tools you use today, like Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Balsamiq and more.