One of my recent focuses has been diving into the topic of designing applications for Windows Phone 7. Although simple upon first glance, the Metro design language has strong guidelines and can make a real impact on the design of your own applications.
I was lucky enough to become part of the effort with Avlade to update the Microsoft design Toolbox site with Windows Phone 7 content. After a good amount of time digesting the Metro design language, the Blend for Windows Phone add-in and the experience overall, we’ve come up with 7 tutorials for designers beginning their own WP7 journey.
Metro is the name of the new design language created for the Windows Phone 7 interface. When given the chance for a fresh start, the Windows Phone design team drew from many sources of inspiration to determine the guiding principles for the next generation phone interface.
Microsoft Expression Blend offers a feature rich environment for designing highly interactive experiences on Windows Phone 7.
The following list of tips and tricks will help you design and develop Windows Phone 7 applications.
One of the more powerful features that Silverlight offers you is an array of container controls providing a simple way to accomplish the layout of your dynamic applications.
In this tutorial, you discover how to use Photoshop Windows Phone 7 template files to create pixel-perfect application layouts for your Windows Phone 7 application.
FXG is an acronym for Flash XML Graphics File, and it describes an XML-based graphics interchange format created by Adobe for the Flash Platform, and is supported by Microsoft Expression Blend.
No longer do smart phones of today depend only on hardware keyboards or the stylus of the past. Windows Phone 7 devices come equipped with a capacitive touch screen that offers a smooth, accurate, multi-touch enabled experience for the user.
And there’s more on the way!