Design Tutorials for Windows Phone 7
By on February 2nd, 2011

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The .toolbox tutorials provide you with practical techniques, tips, and tricks for designing Windows Phone 7 applications and user interfaces.

.toolbox is a fun online learning environment, where you will learn basic design concepts and how to apply them. You get a wide array of content that you can pick and choose from to enable you to start mastering Windows Phone design elements.

Metro Design Language of Windows Phone 7

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.

Windows Phone 7: Starting to Design an Application

Microsoft Expression Blend offers a feature rich environment for designing highly interactive experiences on Windows Phone 7.

Design Tips and Tricks for Windows Phone 7

The following list of tips and tricks will help you design and develop Windows Phone 7 applications.

Layout Tips and Tricks of Windows Phone 7

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.

Taking Advantage of Photoshop Templates

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 Import and Workflow

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.

Designing for Gestures on Windows Phone 7

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.

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