02-03-2012 11:19 AM
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  1. lildanny2096's Avatar
    well...lol im not really creative as it is...so i was wondering what typeof tilelayouts u use for ur home screen. if u guys could take apicture and post? that way i could get a feel of how to set up mine. frankly my current tile layout feels chunky and missplaced. lol ohh and what type of theme color do you use and do u use black or white background. Add wallpapers for green layout <3
    01-28-2012 04:19 PM
  2. Winterfang's Avatar
    Ok I tend to change colors a lot but these are the things are all consistent trough all my layouts.

    1-Wallpaper the same color as theme.
    2-The tiles that change colors according to theme are always the top ones.
    3-Change the picture hub background to something with the same accent color.

    That alone should give you some uniformity to your layout :)

    Bonus points if your Me tile picture is also the same color.
    01-29-2012 08:29 AM
  3. 5tephen's Avatar
    I change my accent color a lot, although I do wish there was more customization for that. But who doesn't? Lol. Anyway, I keep the apps I use th most at the top of the screen (I.e. Phone, messaging, people hub, primary email, Xbox live, and IE). Then, I have a four tile picture of me and my son in black and white then after that are app I use often like me hub, other email, wpcentral, etc.

    Sent from my PI39100 using Board Express
    01-29-2012 08:44 AM
  4. 5tephen's Avatar
    Oh, and the app I used for the picture is called Tiled Picture

    Sent from my PI39100 using Board Express
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    01-29-2012 08:45 AM
  5. Winterfang's Avatar
    I'll check that app ASAP.

    I have my Me, People,Calling,Messaging and Calendar as my first 5 apps. Then two groups on the bottom of the main screen Left: Friends, Right: Work.

    Bottom of that is all party zone :P
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    01-29-2012 09:14 AM
  6. jalb's Avatar
    I have an ICP theme going on. Brown/dark, and I have a couple dozen ICP wallpapers downloaded and marked as favorites, so the pictures hub tile shuffles through them. Then I have like four last.fm stations pinned of various Psychopathic Records artists, and of course the Zune tile displays whomever I last listened to. I made my lock screen using Metro wallpaper creator thingy, and it's three shots of Violent J.
    01-29-2012 09:22 AM
  7. jalb's Avatar
    If you can't customize your phone, you aren't trying hard enough. :)
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    01-29-2012 09:24 AM
  8. Winterfang's Avatar
    Well you shouldn't had to be designer to customize your phone lol. I hope WP8 give us more options. :D
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    01-29-2012 09:26 AM
  9. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    Here's my layout. No matter how I change themes/colors or what apps I have pinned to the home screen I always come back to this same layout - most used "system apps" up top, calendar as divider, colored tiled apps, picture hub with theme color as divider, then a couple of random apps and settings. The reason I tend to stick with the light theme is because I don't have the best eyesight and its easier to read.

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    01-29-2012 02:30 PM
  10. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Ok from left to right, top to bottom: phone, people, Youversion online Bible, messaging, HTC hub, IE, marketplace, pictures, Zune, games, settings, WP central, calendar, Gmail, easyTube. I'm currently using black/red theme, and my wallpaper is a picture of the lake on my property at sunset, taken with my HD7.
    01-29-2012 05:01 PM
  11. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Here's my layout. No matter how I change themes/colors or what apps I have pinned to the home screen I always come back to this same layout - most used "system apps" up top, calendar as divider, colored tiled apps, picture hub with theme color as divider, then a couple of random apps and settings. The reason I tend to stick with the light theme is because I don't have the best eyesight and its easier to read.

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    Three questions:
    1 What level of unlock?
    2 How did you get black tiles?
    3 Is it possible to attach pics from the mobile version of this site? (I only have internet access through my phone)
    01-29-2012 05:07 PM
  12. Winterfang's Avatar
    Here's my layout. No matter how I change themes/colors or what apps I have pinned to the home screen I always come back to this same layout - most used "system apps" up top, calendar as divider, colored tiled apps, picture hub with theme color as divider, then a couple of random apps and settings. The reason I tend to stick with the light theme is because I don't have the best eyesight and its easier to read.

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    I'm jelly.
    01-29-2012 06:48 PM
  13. 5tephen's Avatar
    Very jelly
    01-29-2012 07:01 PM
  14. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    Three questions:
    1 What level of unlock?
    2 How did you get black tiles?
    3 Is it possible to attach pics from the mobile version of this site? (I only have internet access through my phone)
    1 - Developer + Interop. Window break gives both for the Focus.
    2 - Advanced Config. Its a homebrew app from the XDA forums. Lets you have any color you want as your theme color.
    3 - No idea. Don't think so.
    01-29-2012 08:15 PM
  15. speedfreak228's Avatar
    bigkevbosky what app is the weather and clock tile? i searched weather and clock in the market and nothing came up.
    01-29-2012 08:43 PM
  16. Winterfang's Avatar
    Weather and Clock is an LG exclusive and is a pretty darn good weather app. If it wasn't for the lack of live tile I wouldn't use anything else.
    01-29-2012 08:55 PM
  17. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    bigkevbosky what app is the weather and clock tile? i searched weather and clock in the market and nothing came up.
    Like Winterfang said its an LG only app. When you have developer + interop you can load XAP files that let you download any manufacturer app. Like the ESPN one is the Nokia exclusive app. Not all work, though. The flashlight app from HTC, for example.
    01-29-2012 09:06 PM
  18. Winterfang's Avatar
    How can you get that XAP thingy? yesterday I saw a client with an HD7 and he also had black tiles and told me the same thing. But I'm afraid Microsoft may do something weird since the guy was using it, to pirate apps. I just want pretty tiles and Nokia Drive.
    01-29-2012 09:47 PM
  19. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Mine is pretty simple

    Phone -- People
    HTC Hub
    Messaging -- Linked Inbox
    Wife -- Sister-in-law
    IE -- Gchat (it's going away though, always crashing what a piece of junk)
    Pictures--favorites set with pics of the kid so they cycle through
    Zuuune -- Marketplace
    Calendar

    Verizon red
    edit: lock screen wallpaper is another pic of the kid of course.
    01-29-2012 10:20 PM
  20. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    How can you get that XAP thingy? yesterday I saw a client with an HD7 and he also had black tiles and told me the same thing. But I'm afraid Microsoft may do something weird since the guy was using it, to pirate apps. I just want pretty tiles and Nokia Drive.
    I try to stay off Microsoft's radar. I don't connect to any services like Skydrive or Xbox Live and deleted my phone from their database on Windows Live.

    I don't know if they'd consider Nokia Drive "pirating" an app but I feel it's worth it. The worst they could do is ban my device from the marketplace and I'd have to sideload all my apps. I doubt they have a problem with it though considering I do pay for plenty of apps.

    If you want to know how to sideload XAP tiles you may want to search the XDA forums. Its not complicated at all but takes a few steps to get your PC and phone prepared.
    01-29-2012 10:32 PM
  21. Winterfang's Avatar
    The fact that it takes steps already makes it too complicated for me. :(
    01-30-2012 08:01 AM
  22. boss.king's Avatar
    Mine goes like this:
    Messaging - Gmail
    Whatsapp - Zune
    Calendar
    IE - Xbox/games
    Pictures
    Marketplace - WiFi toggle
    Settings - People
    (blank) - Phone
    Gmail 2 - Me

    Blue accent and I switch between light and dark all the time, they both look so good I can't stick with one for too long :)
    01-30-2012 01:03 PM
  23. jeff4L's Avatar
    I sometimes go on and off with tiles separators, so my tiles are basically categorized. I have Teal accent with Dark background. I had Light background before but I changed it to Dark because it was annoying me at night and I didn't want to keep switching back and forth.

    Calendar
    Phone, Settings
    WiFi, Data
    People, Messaging
    Me, Girlfriend
    Check Data Check Minutes
    IE, Marketplace
    Linked Email, Email 2
    Pictures
    Rest are apps
    01-30-2012 02:48 PM
  24. dannejanne's Avatar
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    01-31-2012 10:54 AM
  25. bear_lx's Avatar
    does anybody use wiztiles? it is an app i downloaded today that allows you to customize tiles... its pretty cool actual, the possibnilities are endless... i did send an email to the developer asking for more tile functionality for wifi toggles ect... if anybody does use it, what does your screen look like?
    01-31-2012 01:19 PM
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