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  1. mikeharden's Avatar
    So, I thought my tile home start page was too cluttered. A buddy said he would like to see a "spacer" and it got me thinking....I created black space between my sections and it looks so much better to me and less cluttered! I am sure someone has said this or done it but if not, its pretty cool.

    How I did it. I went to a webpage on the phone (ironically I searched for black screen of death ) and I waited for the page to finish loading. I then zoomed in to the black area of the page where the whole screen was black. I then pinned this to my start page. I did this 5 times and then made each tile small. I took one small black tile and placed on each line I wanted spaced!!!

    Attached is photo. I had to edit the screenshots together and then take out some personal info, otherwise...
    Attached Thumbnails my-start.jpg  
    06-02-2013 09:13 PM
  2. Serious Tone's Avatar
    I was actually not expecting to like that as much as I do.
    mikeharden#WP likes this.
    06-02-2013 10:16 PM
  3. abel920's Avatar
    Keep up with the creativity! I like it.
    mikeharden#WP likes this.
    06-02-2013 10:19 PM
  4. mpt15's Avatar
    You can use the Header Tiles app to create blank tiles with black background colour and pin to start.
    mikeharden#WP and JohnStrk like this.
    06-02-2013 10:36 PM
  5. Mr.Nuron's Avatar
    Use the "Group Tiles" app for making black background tiles.Its much easier than your method.
    mikeharden#WP likes this.
    06-02-2013 10:43 PM
  6. Serious Tone's Avatar
    I copied.

    Where and what are header tiles?
    06-02-2013 10:52 PM
  7. squire777's Avatar
    And people seriously say that WP is bland compared to the icon grids of Android and iOS?

    Start screens like that look much better than anything on other platforms.
    06-02-2013 11:34 PM
  8. mpt15's Avatar
    I copied.

    Where and what are header tiles?
    this is it :
    Take a look at this application http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=137b...2-08e740abc9be
    06-03-2013 12:53 AM
  9. Serious Tone's Avatar
    Aaah I see, cool!
    06-03-2013 12:56 AM
  10. mpt15's Avatar
    Here's what I did with Header Tiles and with a combination of Phototastic and Wiztiles (for the tools/info/ extras tiles) :


    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...GcQR68tf3eXsYY

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...DeL7Rn8qFXVAPI
    06-03-2013 01:10 AM
  11. mikeharden's Avatar
    Thanks mpt15!
    06-03-2013 07:41 AM
  12. mikeharden's Avatar
    I liked the group tiles method too. Never knew about it. Thanks!
    06-03-2013 07:43 AM
  13. abel920's Avatar
    Have you ever tried making background tiles with Wiztiles? It will surely make your home screen 1000x more richer and alive.
    mikeharden#WP likes this.
    06-03-2013 07:47 AM
  14. mpt15's Avatar
    Have you ever tried making background tiles with Wiztiles? It will surely make your home screen 1000x more richer and alive.
    wiztiles is great. But my one issue with it is that there's only one font colour and size. That's why I used phototastic to add text to a picture, and then used that as the image on the tile.

    But the themes wiztiles provides is amazing. More options than Header Tiles for backgrounds.

    Good job by both developers though :-D
    06-03-2013 08:34 AM
  15. mpt15's Avatar
    Thanks mpt15!
    You're welcome :-)
    06-03-2013 08:36 AM
  16. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    For tons more go HERE.
    06-03-2013 09:06 AM
  17. biboyflip's Avatar
    I used Name Group Tiles app for mine :)
    my_screen.jpg
    Last edited by biboyflip; 06-03-2013 at 11:04 AM.
    squire777, mattcald and bmetelsky like this.
    06-03-2013 10:54 AM
  18. bmetelsky's Avatar
    I really like the way you set yours up biboyflip!
    06-03-2013 06:34 PM
  19. martinmc78's Avatar
    So, I thought my tile home start page was too cluttered. A buddy said he would like to see a "spacer" and it got me thinking....I created black space between my sections and it looks so much better to me and less cluttered! I am sure someone has said this or done it but if not, its pretty cool.

    How I did it. I went to a webpage on the phone (ironically I searched for black screen of death ) and I waited for the page to finish loading. I then zoomed in to the black area of the page where the whole screen was black. I then pinned this to my start page. I did this 5 times and then made each tile small. I took one small black tile and placed on each line I wanted spaced!!!

    Attached is photo. I had to edit the screenshots together and then take out some personal info, otherwise...
    Sorry, I have a real issue with your start screen...

    You cannot seriously put Halo and Call of Duty on the same row or even on the same portion of the screen. Halo should always be on your start screen. COD should be relegated to the app list.
    06-04-2013 07:43 AM
  20. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    It would be nice if WP8 just let you group apps dynamically a la Win 8, then let you move whole app groups around. Or just create a Win 8 app that let's you build your start screen on a PC, then sync it to your phone. I like messing around with the WP8 start screen but man can it be time consuming trying to drag one tile at a time
    hopmedic likes this.
    06-04-2013 03:28 PM

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