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Windows Phone Design For Developers

By Reza Alizadeh

There is a prevalent belief amongst developers that design is a skill that can’t be learned — you either have it or you don’t. While much of this can be attributed to the perception that heightened creativity is required to produce good design, the truth is anyone can create attractive applications and good user experience by following common design patterns and applying guidelines for the particular platform being targeted.

So rejoice, Mr. “Not-a-Designer,” this chapter was written just for you. This chapter is targeted at the everyday developer looking for practical guidelines and tips to leverage in their Windows Phone application to build compelling Windows Phone UI-compliant apps with solid ...

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