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Talk:Layout on Large Screens

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Hamishwillee - Brief comments

Hi MMlejnek

Firstly, thanks for contributing in this competition! In terms of the article, I can't say where this will rank in the final result but my opinion is that this has great potential and should be evolved whatever happens.

First the negative. Where this is not so good is the introduction and explanation of the various screen sizes and history - frankly there are better articles covering this material both on wiki, the lumia library, MSDN and the wider internet. It is probably worth the wiki having a short article on the topic (an "index") but not all of this. I'd consider merging those sections into All About Designing apps for Big Screen Windows Phone or similar and compressing the problem description into a small part of the introduction (with links to other materials)

Where this really shines is the TileCanvas component. This is a really nice, new and useful control. If it were me I would concentrate solely on this control and explaining it as well as possible.

This article needs a buildable code example that we can build and try out easily (ie add to the wiki). Even better, make the component reusable on nuget, and just have test code here :-)

Great job.

Regards Hamish

PS Would be great if you could update your profile and then make it public (in the privacy tab) - all I can see now is:

hamishwillee (talk) 05:30, 18 December 2013 (EET)

MMlejnek - Code

Hello Hamish,

first of all, thank you very much for the nice words :-) !

I added the first section to make the article more complete, but you are absolutely right, that there are much better information sources. The code for the control should be buildable, have you tested it? The package is in the section "TileCanvas Source Code download". It works well on my side, but if it causes some problems, I will try to resolve it as soon as possible.

Thank you very much

Milan Mlejnek

MMlejnek (talk) 06:08, 18 December 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Hi Milan

I wonder if the starting sections could be replaced by a single paragraph explaining that there are multiple screens and that this addresses a particular problem, and lastly linking to the other references. Then it could be all about the canvas.

BTW, yes, sorry, I did not see the example when i scanned through this first time. I've come to expect it in the ArticleMetadata (it is there now). Apologies.



hamishwillee (talk) 06:08, 7 January 2014 (EET)