Ethos (noun): The characteristic spirit of a culture, era or community as seen in its beliefs and aspirations.
- Combined, Minified JS and CSS
- Load from CDN, fallback to local
- Reactive and Responsive to different devices.
I'll take some liberties and really just boil these down to the following:
- Fast Page Loading
- Simple Code
- Platform Agnostic
Fast Page Loading
As a web developer I have certain performance implications in mind when I organize my site and its resources. I like to minify and combine all my script and css files for quicker loading along with loading certain libraries from CDN rather than locally to take advantage of Caching. The examples I've seen so far tend to have about 87 obscure scripts loading in the head of the page and it makes my face twitch every time I see it.
I'll start out by saying that it's unfair when I see people comparing the Metro app development with developing a website. This is a native app and as such will have a heavy reliance on the underlying platform. The better comparison for development is that of a ChromeOS application. On the other hand ChromeOS application doesn't have the same heavy importance on a radical theme/styling for apps like Metro apps will.
That's all I have for now as far as notes, I'm sure I'll tidy this up a bit for a more official review later on when I've made a couple apps.
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