Many people have been asking us to make the 24 Weeks of Windows Phone Design blog series available offline. It was also one of our early commitments when we started posting. Well, here it is. We’ve taken the entire blog series and wrapped it up in a PDF file. We added page numbers and a table of contents that should help you find topics much faster. These days PDF files can be opened across devices so it should be no problem to open it in your iPad, Nexus and very soon, Surface. You could also read it on your phone! We did not alter the contents so we apologize for the blog-like approach and informal tone. We also decided not to call it an ebook, it’s just a compilation of what we have in the blog. This is a free download (needless to say). Feel free to distribute.
Please drop us a note if you find any errors, issues or simply weird things – we’ll capture these bugs and fix the document. And let me tell you a personal expectation and wish I have for next week’s BUILD event – I’m expecting both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 design and UX documentation to be ready so this PDF we are sharing with you today might have a short lifespan 🙂 We recommend always to refer first to Microsoft’s documentation for Windows Phone and for Windows 8.
I’ll also use this opportunity to share with you an update of what we’ve been up to:
We delivered our first Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 training in California. We are polishing it to make it the very best design and UX training. We believe it is fundamental for developers and designers to design experiences, not applications, that span across multiple devices. Our course is a Microsoft platform design workshop so we cover phone, tablet, desktop and hopefully in the future TV.
Alejandro and I will be traveling to Sweden to participate in Oredev from November 6th to 9th, please shoot us a tweet or email to hang out and chat. We will then head over to Helsinki to participate in the WOWZAPP Windows 8 hackathon and will hang out in the city to deliver a couple design workshops. Please drop us a note if you’ll be in Helsinki from November 10th-15th.