Expression Studio TuTorialS Starter Kit

Via Arturo Toledo (internal email).  The Expression team released four great Expression starter kits today.. Introduction to Prototyping with Sketchflow in Expression Blend 3 Discover Sketchflow, a new feature set in Expression Blend 3 that helps you define the concept for user experiences in early stages of the design process. From sketches to wireframes to…

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Using Uris in Expression Blend

Last week, Unni and Pete explained to me how Blend resolves Uris. In this post, I will attempt to explain the details and the possible solution.   Details: We already knew that at design-time, Blend loads your window, usercontrols, or what every you are designing, in its main process (and main AppDomain).  In the default scenario,…

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A deepzoom primer ( explained and coded)..

I had to learn DeepZoom recently and along the way I put together some handy notes .. below are the notes organized in a near step-by-step explanation format.  This is a very long post, but I hope it has useful insights for any one wanting to do deepzoom so I recommend you read it all. …

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Expression Media Encoder video player template debug code posted…

Creating a Silverlight 1.0 video player using Expression encoder is incredibly easy ( 3 clicks and done).. Debugging it or tweaking it was not as easy… Until now.. Jim Thill posted the debug ( read:uncrunched, unoptimized ) version of the media encoder templates.. so now you can read and tweak the code..  It also comes with…

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Lotsa tools goodies released recently…

Lots of tools released recently..  here are my lessons learned after not reading the manual 🙁 Expression Blend 2.0  December CTP was released last week..    I posted on Blend 2.0 before because the last CTP was full of new great features..   As far as I have seen from this 2.0 December CTP the big new…

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Cider Part2: building a WPF app using Cider and Expression Blend..

In my earlier post I walked through my favorite Cider beta2 features.  You might have noticed that I focused on ‘developer’ features like laying out controls, wiring up events, and XAML editing. I skipped other ‘designer’ tasks (like styling, templating, animation, etc.) that you would need to create a stunning app .    The reason I…

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Expression Design tips…

Expression Design tips I learned while at the  Express Yourself contest in San Fran last week.. : The list of features that design does not support when importing Adobe illustrator files is in the readme … It is here..  To use the Clipboard ( Cut  & Paste ) between Design with Expression Blend, you should…

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