Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video Building design assets for flip tiles, part of Building Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles.
For flip tiles there are three basic parameters you'll need to consider for …your design assets. These are the dimensions of the three …variations of the tiles at three sizes. Small, medium and wide. …The small tile only has one side, so you'll need to only create a single …graphic for that tile. The size of the tile is 159 pixels by 159 pixels. …When you create the tile, you can create a transparent graphic to take advantage …of the phone accent color or you can create a full size icon of your own design. …For the medium sized, you have two graphics that are the same size, the …front and the back. The size of these icons is 336 by 336 pixels.…
Just like the small tile you can create these using transparent colors. …Some tiles also have a solid colored background that is achieved by just …creating a simple background graphic that is just of one color. …And then the text and title are placed on top of this. …For the wide format, the image size increases to 691 by 336 pixels. …Again, these can be transparent or opaque based on your desired project. …
- What are Live Tiles?
- Working with tile XAML templates
- Building design assets
- Packaging tiles
- Building secondary tiles