With Windows 8, you can use HTML to build Metro style apps. What you might not realize is that by using HTML controls directly, you automatically get the new Windows 8 experience. We have done work in HTML so that you can build industrial strength apps that have touch capability while still maintaining the great flexibility of using HTML. We want you to quickly and efficiently build apps that shine.
In particular, we want you to continue to take advantage of common HTML controls like <button> so that you can create great Windows 8 experiences with your existing expertise. Windows 8 enables this with new implementations of the standard HTML controls that have Windows 8 experiences built into them. By default, all these standard controls have the new look and feel of Windows 8, a great touch experience, and strong localization and globalization support. By using these standard HTML controls, you can build great Metro style apps your customers will love, while still maintaining the flexibility you want from HTML.