If you develop applications for Windows Phone 7, you really need to spend some time getting to know Metro. Metro is the name of the design guidelines that define the look and feel behind Windows Phone 7. You may not like Metro, you may _think_ to can do a better job, or you might actually be able to, however if you want to have the best chances to have widespread adoption of your application, your application needs to “feel” like it belongs on the device.
If you are a developer, you may be “design-challenged” and if so you will learn to love Metro. Even I can create users interfaces and experiences that don’t suck. In the next few tips, I’m going to present Metro from a purely mechanical point of view and hopefully provide you with some tips and tricks you can immediately put into use. Before next time your home work assignment is to download and review the Windows Phone 7 UI Design and Interaction Guide from Charlie Kindel.