Design Student of the Month – Diana Isaza Shelton

There are a lot of creative students in Canada who are doing innovative work to improve people’s life through interactive, visual, informational, and other aspects of User Experience Design. I invited them to introduce who they are and share their work with you. To nominate a Design Student of the Month, email us. The Design…

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Windows 7 & Server 2008 Has Been Released to Manufacturing

Hot off the presses!  Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 have hit the RTM Milestone!  From the Windows 7 team blog… I am pleased to announce that Windows 7 has RTM’d! As I mentioned previously, RTM officially happens only after sign-off occurs. What happens is a build gets designated as a RTM contender after going…

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Good Design Enables, Bad Design Disables

This is a post for busy designers and developers who would like to get an overview of Accessibility design and some quick tips. Last month, two of my colleagues and I conducted an accessibility workshop to developers and designers who work on Canadian government sites. I presented on Designing for Accessibility, which I included the…

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Plenty of Color Resource for Expression

Thinking about a color palette for your new website or application project? I’ve been using the site Colourlovers.com to get color inspirations. It’s a virtual color library where you can find thousands of color palettes, articles on color design, and follow color trends from magazine and websites. What’s more useful about the site is that…

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Surface Partner Program Launched!

Great news for Microsoft partners: during WPC this week, the Surface Partner program was launched. All the Microsoft registered partners now can get access to the Microsoft Surface SDK Workstation Edition through the new QuickStart site. If you are not yet a registered partner, then become one to following the simple steps here. Many of…

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It’s a big day for RIA!

Today is a landmark launch day for anyone building Rich Internet Applications (also known as RIAs), particularly those that build compelling web-enabled experiences on the Microsoft platform. We launched 2 new product versions today and it’s something all of us at Microsoft are very excited about:  Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3. Silverlight 3 represents…

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Silverlight 3 at the Movies

Our friends at ObjectSharp are putting on an exciting show at the Paramount Theatre this Thursday, July 9. It’s titled “Silverlight on the Silver Screen.” If you want to know more about Silverlight 3, Expression Blend 3, and Windows 7 Touch Technology, it’s a show you don’t want to miss. Check out the event details…

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