Free Ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

This book is about writing Metro style apps for Windows 8 using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. The primary focus will be on applying these web technologies within the Windows 8 platform, where there are unique considerations, and not on exploring the details of those web technologies themselves. Some of the more salient areas like the CSS grid, which is central to app layout are covered in this.

Here is the direct link to e-book in PDF Format: (17.9 MB)

EPUB format is here: (37.3 MB)
MOBI format is here: (69.5 MB)
The ebook’s companion content is here: (59.9 MB) (Note: An updated version of the companion content was made available on November 8, 2012, to fix a line of code.)

Windows 8 Camp at Hyderabad

Microsoft is looking-out for apps that can find a place in ‘Windows 8 Store’ in India and conducting Windows 8 Camps to a chosen set of developers. On Windows 8, it’s all about the experience and the apps are a means to enthrall the consumers. This is a unique opportunity to learn the design and technical tenets of building a Metro Style App and build & showcase your ideas via apps to a global audience.

Windows 8 Camp will be executed in a structured fashion with an intent to share exclusive content related to Metro Style App development on Windows 8. On being selected for the Windows 8 Camp, the developers will be trained through a series of activities to help them create compelling and immersive Metro Style Apps. You will be helped with a mass knowledge on Windows 8, offer guidance on creative and technical design while you take up the task of building an app.


This is a limited capacity and invite only event. To participate in this event and Hackathon, please register and submit your app idea on the Windows 8 Camp Website. Individual invitations will be sent out as confirmation for participation for selected candidates. This event unifies best of the ideas coupled with charter  to drive quality apps for Windows 8 Store. So do not miss the opportunity to be there.

 Register @

Date: March 2-3, 2012


The Park Hyderabad,
22, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda,

NOTE: The invitation to the camp is by invite only. The shortlisted nominees will be soon  sent details for the pre-camp session.