Design UWP apps

A great app starts with a great user interface. Learn how to design a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app that looks fantastic on all Windows 10-based devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Surface Hub.

Grid for Start menu for Windows and Windows Phone

Get started designing UWP apps: learn about the platform, UI design fundamentals, and responsive design techniques.

Template for UI and layout

Browse the comprehensive list of guidelines for layout, controls, user interactions, text, and more.

Sample layout from template

Jump-start your project with design templates for PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator.

Learn more

New to Universal Windows app development? Start here to get the tools and tutorials you need to create your first app.

After you’ve designed your app, go to the Develop section for all the how-to’s and code examples you need to build it.

After you’ve built your app, learn how to publish it to the Windows Store.

Get the Windows 8.1 design guidance as a PDF.

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