Check out this cool app: WordPress.com for Windows 8

Have you tried out the WordPress.com app for Windows 8?  In the first version, you can like a post, follow a blog, or share a post on your own WordPress blog.  The experience is pretty seamless and really showcases the Metro design concepts of Windows 8. To get started, enter the Store (shown here on…

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Stanford CS194: Senior Software Design resources from Microsoft

CS194: Senior Project was one of my favorite classes at Stanford, because it was an opportunity to build a project based on societal needs using the coolest technology out there.  My team designed and implemented a project leveraging the Nintendo Wiimote; but today with the Kinect for Windows sensor, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Azure,…

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Microsoft WebMatrix and WP Site Performance (at the Southern California WordPress Meetup on Tuesday, March 20th)

Want to learn more about WordPress and WebMatrix, or WordPress performance?  Come out to the next SoCal WordPress meetup hosted by Microsoft! From http://www.meetup.com/The-Southern-California-WordPress-Meetup-Group/events/52952262/: C’mon out and join us for two great speakers covering two useful topics: WebMatrix and WP Performance! This meetup is FREE, thanks to our sponsor, Microsoft. First up, Alice Pang of…

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Now that you have your HTML5 developer tools, check out these 10 HTML5 web designer tools

Maybe you’ve attended a free HTML5 WebCamp or you’re planning on attending an upcoming DevCamp.  Either way, you should be equipped with developer tools like WebMatrix, Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, or even Visual Studio.  You’re seeing how well IE9 supports your HTML5 web app and checking out what’s to come in IE10. Now that…

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WebMatrix Task-based Extensibility: customize WebMatrix dashboard to enhance the Drupal user’s experience

Want to enhance the user experience for an application in WebMatrix?  Task-based extensibility (TBEX) allows you to customize the WebMatrix user interface for a particular application.  Here I’m going to show you how to modify the dashboard locally with the Acquia Drupal application from the Web Gallery.  You can also make other modifications like adding…

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Get Your Site Up and Running in Minutes! with WebMatrix [VIDEO]

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution to build your own website?  If not, it’s a pretty good one that can be fulfilled in under ten minutes! Here’s a video that shows you how to download WebMatrix, gives you a quick tour of WebMatrix 2 Beta released in November 2011, and creates, customizes, and publishes…

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Getting started with Drupal and WebMatrix

lightning talks Last week I had the opportunity to present to the LA Drupal group on building a Drupal site with WebMatrix.  The session was also recorded, but unfortunately there was a problem with the audio.  Although you can look forward to a recording with audio, hopefully this preliminary version gives you a good idea…

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Evening with Industry: From freshman to industry rep

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Evening with Industry (EWI) events with my two favorite schools, Stanford and UC Berkeley.  (I’m not a conflicted individual; this just means that my school will win Big Game on Saturday )  The events are organized by the collegiate sections of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), but…

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Membership roles made easy with Razor syntax in WebMatrix

Let’s see how easy it is to restrict access to certain pages based on roles.  First, if you don’t have WebMatrix, DOWNLOAD IT HERE.  I am using the WebMatrix 2 Beta version released in September 2011. We’re going to use the photo gallery site created in a previous post as a starting point. First Run…

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Make your website more social with helpers

The NuGet gallery in WebMatrix 2 Beta, which you can DOWNLOAD HERE, makes it easy to add helpers to your website.  You can make your website more social by adding commonly used functions from Facebook, Twitter, Paypal, etc.  Let’s see how we can enhance the photo gallery site created in my previous post by leveraging…

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