The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.
This chapter provides an overview of the basic UI building blocks that are available to Windows Phone 7 developers and relates them to the building blocks that iOS developers might already be familiar with. iOS developers should pay special attention to the section on layout and panels because things like flow panels and automatically adjusting grids simply do not exist in iOS and can save you a lot of hard work when used well.
When you have reached the end of this chapter, you should have a good idea of the basic ...