Weekend Reading – Free courses, Grid pattern backgrounds and More

Welcome to this edition of Weekend Reading for the week ending Feb 8. At SuperDevResources, we are committed to bring latest and greatest Design, Development, Marketing and Monetization resources for Windows Phone and Windows developers. In case you missed any of our blog post or were on a tight schedule, we bring Weekend Reading for you. In this post, we will take a look at the useful resources, how-to posts and tips that we brought for developers in the week gone by.

New to Windows Phone app development? Read our post to find out free courses offered by Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn Windows Phone app development. Whether you want to start from the basics; give boost to your XAML skills or want to port your Unity games to Windows Phone, these free courses by experts provide you a platform for getting started.

Designing your apps to add visual appeal is as significant as using high-performance code. Continuing in our efforts to bring easy to follow tutorials to help you with your design, last week we posted a tutorial on creating diagonal grid pattern background in Gimp. Grid patterns are quite popular among designers, you can download the pattern file and backgrounds we created to get inspiration for creating backgrounds for your app. You can also check our tutorial on creating blurred backgrounds that you can use in apps to give focus to content and also elevate their look.

DVLUP, the popular developer community by Nokia, celebrates the first Friday of every month as #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay. Developers can share their app with this hashtag on Twitter to promote their app and generate user reviews. Read our post on #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay to know more about it and how you can include your app logo and QR code in your tweet for easy download.

This was all we had this week for Weekend Reading and we hope you liked it. We love hearing from you. Please do let us know what else you would like to see on this site.

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