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Hamishwillee - Propose you delete this

I think the explanation of the origin of the material is needed in the articles themselves. YOu can then best link the articles by creating a Template:SeeAlso which links both of them. I say both, because the second two articles appear to be near duplicates.

Thoughts?

hamishwillee 09:40, 23 January 2013 (EET)

Vdharankar - my view

I wish to create a complete tutorial trail here, second and third articles are not duplicate , for you and me they are same but for beginners using expression blend and visual studio are two different things, I have tested these tuts with student developers already and they work as expected. There are two more articles coming in they depend on these articles.

thanks

vishal

Vishal Dharankar 19:52, 23 January 2013 (EET)

Hamishwillee - Disagree

Hi Vishal

Thanks for replying, but I think I must have been unclear. Remember that I am an independent reader - I wasn't in your workshop and this is what I saw when I tried to read them.

With respect to duplication, sorry, I mean the first two articles - look at the titles and first sentences:

  • Creating your first Windows Phone app
    This tutorial will explain how to create your first Windows Phone app using Expression Blend.
  • How to Create and Run a basic Windows Phone application
    This article explains how to create first Windows Phone application using Expression Blend

It is not clear from the titles that these cover expression blend, and its not clear form the title or description how they differ from each other. If they differ in some way, this needs to be captured in the title and description - and if they refer exclusively to expression blend then that should be in the title.

I have tested these tuts with student developers already and they work as expected.

There is a huge difference between what is useful for a student developer working in a workshop and for someone reading an article. In a workshop you can ask questions and get more context. IMO these lack some of the context you have here. So what I would do first is copy the introduction into ALL the articles (including your two new ones). This makes it clear to users that they aren't getting a comprehensive tutorial covering the guts of development but a step by step guide for which the nuts and bolts would normally come from an external teacher.

Then because the trail/series idea is definitely good, how about just list all the topics in a SeeAlso (including the current topic). Readers can then jump through them in order (and see the progression in the see also.

I hope that makes sense.

Regards

Hamish

hamishwillee 07:00, 24 January 2013 (EET)

 

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