Request for layout advice RRS feed

  • Question

  • My app essentially consists of a list on the left  and a map on the right.  What is the recommendation for the map's margins?  I could 'use every pixel' and fill the right half of the screen (content is king) but the metro guidelines suggest that the map should fall within the 'content' space, i.e. 140 from the top, 50 from the bottom and no guidance on the right.

    I have to say that I find that there is a conflict between the notion of chromeless design that emphasizes content and the application of the grid layout which wastes tons of pixels with margin.   Looks like white space is the new 'chrome.'

    Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:18 PM


  • We developed an app using a map and on the map page we decided to put the map full screen. We have a list on the left with a small opacity.

    The only margin we respect are the one for the back button and the page title.

    The list has 0 margin to its left and bottom.

    • Marked as answer by jrboddie Thursday, July 5, 2012 6:50 PM
    Thursday, July 5, 2012 6:16 PM