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#1 The Scarecrow

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 14:00

I have a client that wants a website similar to Windows Live Tiles.  Has anyone done this in responsive deisgn or knows of a place online that shows some pointers how to do it?




#2 +Seahorsepip

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:07

There was once a site done by someone on neowin that literally emulated windows 8 :p

Gimme a sec to look for it ;)



#3 +MikeChipshop

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:10

I have a client that wants a website similar to Windows Live Tiles.  Has anyone done this in responsive deisgn or knows of a place online that shows some pointers how to do it?

 

Done it myself. Nothing special though just a bunch of floated divs populated using AJAX.



#4 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:13

something like this?

 

http://metro-webdesign.info/



#5 +MikeChipshop

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:26

I used this to get the flow right.



#6 link6155

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:31

There was once a site done by someone on neowin that literally emulated windows 8 :p

Gimme a sec to look for it ;)

I did post on neowin my project that aims to copies windows 8, but not perfectly: http://link6155.devi...V2-RC-333126231

 

Preview video http://youtu.be/D_eSJUm32sk

 



#7 BajiRav

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:32

I once did my own internal site at work using basic jquery in about 30mins. it wasn't responsive but that could be easily added.



#8 Rohdekill

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:42

For a personal website, this might be tolerable.  But commercially, no.  You can't make a first impression by forcing your users to mouse over and/or click everything.  You have roughly 3-5 seconds to capture your audience's attention.  Just how do you do that on a site that is roughly 50% blank and 50% requiring you to click in order to present any real information?



#9 +Seahorsepip

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 16:59

I did post on neowin my project that aims to copies windows 8, but not perfectly: http://link6155.devi...V2-RC-333126231

 

Preview video http://youtu.be/D_eSJUm32sk

Thanks, had trouble finding it but now I remember again that it was on dA, some place I've not been online lately with people still waiting to see some of my work updated...