Silverlight skills are hot!

And my name ain’t Paris either. Nick Langley over at Computer Weekly has a great piece on how important Silverlight is in the RIA space for those with .NET skills. C# and ASP.Net web developers with Silverlight £28-40k Not bad eh? And if you fancy some formal training, check out Xpertise and this blog for…


My festive geek gift list

Everyone else does one of these, so I couldn’t resist throwing my gadget and geek desires onto HTML/RSS. Flip Mino HD This little beauty is an HD video recording device. It would be cool to start capturing more and more video moments both personally (family stuff to share with the folks back in NI) and…


CM’s Christmas card in Silverlight Deepzoom

The nice people over at Content Master created their Christmas card with DeepZoom: Check out Merry Christmas from all at CM Group (HT to Kris)


Photosynth goes Silverlight

Spotted this one on the DeepZoom blog   Kudos to Mark Dawson for this Check it out – Experimental Silverlight Photosynth Viewer


Are designers and developers really that different?

I’m still figuring out this space and caught this great article over on Think Vitamin posing 10 unanswered questions from the FOWD event in New York. The interesting part of the article is reading people’s responses in the comments section (46 at time of posting). Some of my favourites: Would I be a better designer…


Expression UK Newsletter launches – and every issue includes a free gift….

I love working on Expression stuff, it gives me the opportunity to work with inspirational designers and developers who care about user experience and design in software. The launch of the Expression UK newsletter is to let you know about all the great stuff that can be done with Silverlight and WPF using Expression tools….

BMW first car company to implement Microsoft Surface

Phizzpop winners from New York, Vector Form have worked with BMW to create this Microsoft Surface based car designer. Very nice indeed! Can’t wait to see some UK agencies and what they can achieve with WPF, Expression and Surface! (Via Engadget)

1 hack day event in December

Sponsored by Codeplex (aka Microsoft and all things developer + cool + open sourcey) I love and it will be interesting to see what the ‘hackers’ come up with on Sunday 14 December at the Truman Brewery. I know there are going to be some of my team mates attending and there are a…


web platform installer explained

The team over at put this short presentation up on SlideShare to explain what the Web Application Platform Installer is all about. Web Platform Installer – bits from IIS to tools to build web apps on Windows XP, Vista and Server Web Application Installer – most commonly used free web applications Web Platform Installer…


Live Photo Gallery uploader to Facebook and YouTube

Two very useful “uploader” wizards for Windows Live Photo Gallery for Facebook and YouTube. LiveUpload for Facebook (Beta) LiveUpload for YouTube (Beta) More goodness from CodePlex! (Hat tip to Sarah)