FLITTERBOOK: INTEGRATING WITH THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM

I’m here at the Facebook Developer’s event down here in San Francisco.  Dan’l Lewin from Microsoft was on stage as a parter: Lots of good stuff announced as far as Facebook/Microsoft partnership: Microsoft just released a great wrapper to the Facebook API written by the guys at Clarity Consulting.  They’ve got some nice sample applications, including…

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THREE NEW EXPRESSION BLEND HANDS-ON LABS

I just posted three new hands-on labs for Expression Blend that were created for MIX but haven’t been posted for the world yet. There’s lots of little nuggets in there worth checking out, things like creating a user controls, databinding, triggers, styling controls, using web services, paging, data input and more.  The more I use Blend, the…

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TWITTERPATED: ON TWITTER AND CONFERENCES

I’m very interested in the phenomenon of Twitter.  In this piece, I want to write about a particular aspect of Twitter and the one that I’m most familiar with, the usage of Twitter at conferences.  In fact, I was first turned on to Twitter at South by Southwest Interactive. They had monitors scattered about the…

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DIGGING INTO LUTZ ROEDER’S MONOTONE

Check out Lutz Roeder’s Monotone — very, very cool.  Pay close attention to how tightly synched the animation is with the visuals. I’ve been digging into the source code and there are several techniques he uses that are worth calling out.  First, it is interesting to note how the entire logic of the experience is controled…

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WPF Momentum Video Posted

I just posted a high resolution copy of the WPF Momentum video shown during Ray Ozzie’s MIX07 keynote for downloading.  If you don’t want to take the 32mb download hit, you can always watch it streamed via Silverlight.

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TRANSITION AND REVEAL: NEW CUSTOM CONTROLS FOR WPF, UPDATED AVALON FEATURE FEST

Kevin Moore very quietly released a new bag o’ tricks that has two of the coolest controls for WPF that I’ve seen in awhile: transition and reveal.  Transition is gnarly: it provides the infrastructure to create a visual transition between any two visuals in WPF.  These visuals could be controls, vector graphics, images, 3D or,…

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SILVERLIGHT SCREENCASTS, CHICKENS AND DINOSAURS

Technorati tags: silverlight, expression blend Tim recently posted a list of all the Silverlight screencasts that are being hosted up on silverlight.net.  I authored five of them, all of which are focused on using Blend, which I fall more in love with each passing day.  The first three, which you can find here and here…

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FLITTER: SOURCE POSTED

(Updated 6/21) — Please go check out http://flotzam.com which is the released incarnation of this software! I just posted the screen saver source to Flitter here.   It is now entirely configurable, both for Flickr and Twitter. To install, right click on the .scr file and click Install.  Click the settings button from within the…

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