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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?

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

Gimme a sec to look for it ;)

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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.

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something like this?

 

http://metro-webdesign.info/

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I used this to get the flow right.

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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.deviantart.com/art/Online-Windows-8-V2-RC-333126231

 

Preview video http://youtu.be/D_eSJUm32sk

 

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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.

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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?

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I did post on neowin my project that aims to copies windows 8, but not perfectly: http://link6155.deviantart.com/art/Online-Windows-8-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...

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