Microsoft Open Technologies has made the Metro style theme available for the jQuery Mobile open source mobile user interface framework, thus fitting Metro to applications running on the Windows Phone 7.5 OS.
"The theme enables HTML5 pages to adapt automatically to the Metro design style when rendered on Windows Phone 7.5," said Abu Obeida Bakhach, program manager for Microsoft Open Technologies, in a blog post late last week. This theme allows "websites and HTML5-based mobile applications to use the Metro style," said Microsoft vice president S. Somasegar, in a separate blog post.
Developers can download the theme on Github and use it as NuGet extension package in the Visual Studio IDE. Microsoft Open Technologies, a Microsoft subsidiary announced in April and focused on interoperability, sponsored development of the new Metro theme.