WINDOWS 8 DESIGN HANDBOOK

Choosing a Live Tile

With so many different live tile templates included in Windows 8, it can be difficult to know the best one to use. This chart highlights the different live tile templates in Windows 8 and makes it easy to choose the live tile best suited to your app.

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IS YOUR APP IMAGE BASED?

Choose one of the three image templates:

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IF NOT, DOES YOUR APP NEED TO COMMUNICATE A KEY METRIC?

Choose a numeric template:

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IF NOT, DO YOU NEED TO SHOW A SINGLE, BIG CHUNK OF TEXT?

Choose a template that uses a single text block:

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IF NOT, IS YOUR APP'S DATA TABULAR?

Choose a template that presents data in a table:

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IF NOT, CHOOSE A TEMPLATE THAT SHOWS MULTIPLE LINES OF TEXT.

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