Design resources for Windows Phone
[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]
This topic has links to design resources for Windows Phone.
The following table has design templates for creating pixel-perfect layouts for Windows Phone. These additional templates are included to help designers and developers maintain a consistent look and feel across apps.
PSD templates for various icons.
PSD templates for many controls that are part of Windows Phone 8.
PSD templates for many controls that are part of Windows Phone 7.
A template for helping you to sketch out your page flows.
A Word document to help define your app.
A sample template that demonstrates an information architecture for an app.
Templates to help create prototypes in SketchFlow for Windows Phone 7.
The following table has links to design resources for Windows Phone, such as Blend for Visual Studio documentation, videos, and forums.
Blend for Visual Studio is installed as a stand-alone app with the Windows Phone SDK and enables you to create Windows Phone apps using built-in templates.
Describes the app bar and the icons that you can use in your apps, installed locally as a part of the Windows Phone SDK.
A blog post that describes common design issues and provides 8 tips.
A video series that covers the philosophy, inspiration, and visuals that are the Windows Phone Design Language.
Channel 9 videos that have content related to design.
A forum with questions and discussions regarding Blend.
.toolbox tutorials that provide practical techniques, tips, and tricks. Learn about the different features of Windows Phone by simply drawing, resizing, dragging, and dropping elements onto the design surface of Blend.