Windows App Day – slides and video from the event

A small month ago on November 23rd we welcomed over 200 attendees to our first Windows App Day in Antwerp, focusing on developer and User Experience/web content for building apps. What types of apps you ask? A lot of it was centered around Windows 8 Store apps but also Windows Azure and mobile services as… Read more

Top resources on fixing IE issues and optimizing for a standards experience on Windows 8

With Windows 8 currently at the Consumer Preview stage for tech and devs alike, the next version of Internet Explorer is available in preview. Internet Explorer 10 brings 33 new HTML5 & CSS3 site-ready web standards and a noticeable change: One Browser: Two Experiences. To learn more about the browsing experiences in IE10 on Windows… Read more

Web & Phone UX Event: Recordings, slides and content now available

In November we held the Web & Phone UX event in Ter Elst (Edegem), bringing a full day of sessions focusing on Web & Phone (WP7) Design and Development. Sessions included HTML5, Windows Phone Metro Design from thinking to building and refining, JavaScript habits and patterns, Windows Phone Mango development and Responsive Web Design. All… Read more

Web Camps Belgium: Hands-on HTML5 and Web Apps announced

Web Camps are back! This time you can register for any of the four confirmed one-day events to learn more about using ASP.NET, open source web apps and get to some practical HTML5 coding. What are Web Camps Belgium: Hands-on HTML5 and Web Apps? Web Camps Belgium are free full day training events where you… Read more

Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium on 3 November: full day encounter on HTML5, Phone and UX

Don’t miss our next event: Web & Phone UX Developer Tour Belgium, taking place on November 3rd 2011 in Ter Elst (Edegem, Antwerp). What can you expect? An inspiring day event addressing User Experience and Development for the Web and Phone, with sessions delivered by top international speakers paired with local experts. We’re starting off… Read more

My favorite tools to optimize Visual Studio for webdev

How do we make Visual Studio play nicer with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, in other words more of the front-end webdev stuff? Visual Studio 2010, be it the Ultimate, (free) Web Developer Express or other version, is not fully optimized for front-end web development out of the box. But don’t let the default VS2010 install… Read more

PhoneGap mobile HTML5 framework adding support for Windows Phone Mango

Yesterday, the Windows Phone Developer blog, together with Nitobi, announced the availability of a PhoneGap beta version supporting Windows Phone Mango. This new option to build applications targeting Windows Phone gives more choices to developers. In particular, Web developers will be able to easily leverage their HTML5 skills to target Windows Phone. Nitobi’s PhoneGap is… Read more

Quick tip: (free) JScript Editor Extensions for Visual Studio

As more and more sites and web applications take advantage of JavaScript, it’s always nice to have better editor support for the language in our Visual Studio tools. There is a free extension for Visual Studio available for a few months already, which I only now found out through a newly released video on Channel9:… Read more

Dive into the summer with MSDN: HTML5

We kicked off the MSDN Summer early July where we invited you to dive into the Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ developer tools and Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management. Now it’s time for our 3rd topic: HTML5 HTML5 has become quite a buzzword lately. You might be asking yourself, should you care? Should you learn… Read more

10K Apart: The Responsive Edition Contest open for participation

Our colleagues from the MIX Online team in collaboration with An Event Apart just launched the second 10K Apart contest. Last year the contest was a big success with 350+ entries in a month’s time. This year, the contest is themed to Responsive web design. Meet 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition. How to participate? Build… Read more