Friday, January 07, 2011

A Windows Phone 7 Development/Design Guidelines/Certification Requirements Cheat sheet/Checklist

Silverlight SDK - Windows Phone 7 Design Guidelines – Cheat Sheet

“One of the tasks I am trying to accomplish as I write the documentation to accompany the FuelTracker project, is to incorporate the design guidelines and certification requirements where they are pertinent. As a side effect of this effort, I’ve generated this little “cheat sheet” of various design hints and app requirements gleaned from these documents. Most of these hints pertain to issues we ran into when implementing Fuel Tracker so it assumes some basic familiarity with Silverlight controls and other features that are covered in detail in the design guidelines. I expect to be adding to this list, but  I am posting what I have so far, as I think it has some value.

Navigation, frames and pages

Application Bar

Back button

Screen orientations

Application icon

Tiles and tile notification


Application settings

Touch input

On-screen keyboard

Canvas/Grid for layout

Panorama control/pivot considerations

Text guidelines


One of these days I’ll be getting a Verizon WP7 (sometime in the first half of 2011,  I hear) and so will keep gathering WP7 dev resources like this. What I dug about this one was the summarized, checklist, cheat sheet nature of it. It provides just enough information to help you “know what you don’t know”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post