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On day 2 of the recent Front End Design Conference in St Petersburg, FL, I was privileged to present "Metro UI". Windows Phone has been a solid example of Metro UI in action, but I intentionally avoided doing a pure phone focused session. Probably a good thing as I was the only presenter to NOT use a Mac the entire conference. But I digresss.
I talked about the history and inspirations of Metro, how it was used in phone, the overhaul of several sites like http://www.microsoft.com and http://www.silverlight.net to metro. Accordingly, I was recently asked about non-phone Metro resources by one of the attendees.
I came up with the list below. Its sparse. Most folks doing Metro right now are running out their own styles and templates. I'm design challenged and tend to just buy a template myself. If you have additional Metro templates for non-Windows Phone, post them here in the comments. I'll aggregat them out into a new list. Until then, enjoy.
Misc Metro Android Launcher - http://pocketnow.com/android/windows-phone-7-metro-ui-invades-android-as-launcher Metro Apple OS7 Skin - http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/install-windows-phone-7-metro-ui-on-apple-iphone-with-os7/ Metro Web Site List - http://www.microsoft.com , http://www.silverlight.net , http://www.metrotwit.com , http://express.dominos.com/order/olo.jsp Website Templates and CSS Orange Juice Web Template ($8) - http://www.buystockdesign.com/Orange-Juice--WP7-Website/web-site-templates-9311 , http://designmoo.com/1962/metro-template-psd/ http://forrst.com/posts/Windows_Phone_7_Metro_UI_in_HTML_CSS_and_JavaSc-5n3 by forrst, http://thecustomizewindows.com/2011/06/metro-website-design-template-v4-like-windows-8-interface/ , http://wordpressplanet.com/update/wordpress-on-blog/metro-wordpress-theme-studio-press-themelib.xhtml Rich clients - Zune Client - http://zune.net/en-US/products/software/download/default.htm , Apple Ping - http://www.apple.com/itunes/ping/ Metro UI Resources from devfish
If you like the Metro look, please check my Wordpress blog and tell me what you think! ;)
Pedro, nice stuff. Added it to my list. Did you use a 3rd party skin?
There is a free Metro-inspired Wordpress template on Codeplex.com
It needs a little translation work, but it is pretty impressive so far.
Glad you liked it :) it's a child theme of Wordpress default theme Twenty-Eleven, just some images and CSS and that's about it! I haven't done it yet but I think I'll publish it someday...
Pedro, how about a link back to twenty-eleven for the crowd?
Twenty-Eleven comes packed with Wordpress... I'm still tweaking the theme a bit more, once it is finished, I promiss I'll post it on my blog and in Wordpress.org so that anybody can use it! :)
pedro - shows my lack of wordpress knowledge!
Ok, I finally got a chance to post my Wordpress Metro Cimbalino Theme, so anyone who wants it can get it here:
And a Merry Christmas to all!!! :)
Check out http://www.MetroBlogTheme.com/ it's from http://www.touchality.com/ and www.touchality.com/blog
Our web site is inspired by metro ui, take look at it, we would ppreciate any feedback