Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0

[Via Michael] Information Architects Japan Interface & Strategy has created a v2 of the web trend map. It shows the 200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective. Technorati tags: Web Trend Map v2, Web 2.0


Link dump: User Experience, Web Platform, Office System and more

Here are some interesting links that I found while catching up on blogs: User Experience: Your Britain in pictures: BBC + Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth: The BBC is collaborating with Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth to create three- dimensional representations of some of the most dramatic buildings in Britain by combining hundreds of different photographs. Sit back…


Silverlight and Expression Blend tutorials for hungry designers

Last Thursday designer Celso Gomes (Channel9 interview and interview) has launched a new web site with an excellent series of tutorials all of them built in using Expression Blend and Silverlight! Check out http://www.nibblestutorials.net/ and the blog at http://blog.nibblestutorials.net/.  Nibbles are a series of “snack tutorials for hungry designers” that cover the use of Expression Blend to build…


June 6 > MSDN Evening – Securing ASP.NET AJAX enabled web applications, lessons from the field

Our last MSDN event is only a couple of days away and we’re already looking forward to the next one on ASP.NET AJAX Security. On June 6th Erwin Geirnaert, ZION Security , will deliver the session: “Securing ASP.NET AJAX enabled web applications, lessons from the field” AJAX is changing the way Web applications look and…


Silverlight covered at IT Works Seminar

Next Wednesday May 23rd I’ll be speaking at the IT Works seminar “AJAX, Flash, Apollo, Silverlight: how do you build Rich Internet Applications ? “. I’m happy to see that Microsoft Silverlight will be covered at this seminar. The last IT Works seminar I attended was one on AJAX technologies and frameworks. It gave a nice…


MSDN Event in Luxembourg: Building Web Applications Using ASP.NET "Orcas" and Visual Studio "Orcas"

Next Tuesday – May 22nd – MSDN Belux organizes a seminar in Luxembourg on Building Web Applications Using ASP.NET “Orcas” and Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas”. I’ve reviewed the slide deck and these are the topics that Patrice & Grégory – the Wygwam boys hosting the seminar – will be covering following technologies: Visual Studio “Orcas”:…


Project code name "Astoria"

Last week at Mix07 Microsoft announced a project code named Astoria. The technology code named Astoria is a technology that enables applications to expose data as a data service that can be consumed by web clients within corporate networks and across the internet. The Astoria data service is reachable over regular HTTP requests, and standard HTTP…


The .NET Show discusses ASP.NET AJAX Extensions

In this episode of the the .NET Show Matt Gibbs, prinicpal development manager, and Brad Abrams, group program manager, join the .NET Show to discuss and demonstrate the new ASP.NETAJAX Extensions, which enables you to quickly create Web pages that include a rich user experience with responsive and familiar user interface (UI) elements. The download…


Silverlight and Flash/Flex comparison: what’s in a name?

Michael Schwarz has an excellent post up on his blog on the Rich Media Platform Comparison. Michael compares 2 a set of features of the Microsoft platforms Silverlight and .NET, versus the Adobe’s Flash/Flex platform. Check his blog for an overview table. While the name “Silverlight” was announced last week, it hasn’t essentially changed from what the WPF/E February CTP had…


How businesses are using Web 2.0

The McKinsey Quarterly conducted a survey in January 2007 on “How businesses are using Web 2.0”. The respondents to the survey say that Web 2.0 technologies are strategic and that they plan to increase these investments. Web 2.0 is in this survey defined as Blogs, Collective intelligence, Mash-ups, Peer-to-peer networking (P2P), Podcasts, RSS (Really Simple…