Metro Design Guide for Developers
By on March 28th, 2011


Jeff Wilcox, the Development Engineer at Microsoft on the Silverlight Phone & Devices Team, shares few things that he’s learned while developing Windows Phone applications including an awesome 4th & Mayor.

Jeff created these tips while building 4th & Mayor, a Foursquare app that has garnered great reviews and is even more popular than the official Foursquare app. He talks about simplicity, ease of use, discoverability, conformance, the right alignment & spacing, using the proper styles, and other random tips and suggestions.

If you need quick rules that you can adhere to so that your apps are consistent with the Windows Phone’s Metro design system, then this long list of tips is very useful.

Metro Rules for Coders

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