Guidance for designing great apps.
Take advantage of everything the Windows Runtime has to offer and create a single app that targets Windows Phone and Windows. Read on to learn the principles of good design and get the guidance you need to create experiences your users will love.
Platform and ecosystem
A look at the Windows Phone platform and the types of apps that developers can create to meet specific user needs.
Structure and navigation models
The main categories of app interaction models that you are likely to encounter in your app design.
Motion and interactions
Theme, motion, sound, and vibration can create the sensation of real-life tangibility inside an app.
Controls design guidelines
Interface controls that you'll probably use in your app.
Tools, templates, and assets straight from the Windows Phone Design Studio.
Windows Phone Silverlight apps
If you’re a developer planning to build a Windows Phone Silverlight 8.0 or Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 app, you’ll find design guidance tailored to your needs in the Design library for Windows Phone 8.