MIX10 Registration Open

Yes, it’s that time of year again when March (and MIX) seem to be both in the distant future and almost upon us at the same time. The conference is billed as: “A 3 day conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites.” But it’s even broader than that. If…


ASP.NET MVC and iWantGreatCare.org

I recently dragged colleague Mark Bloodworth out to the lake at TVP to chat about ASP.NET MVC and working on a proof of concept with iWantGreatCare.org, a free service for those looking to find the best healthcare for themselves, their family or those they look after. I was particularly interested in the migration from Ruby…

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Silverlight Adoption – A Few Numbers

I’ve had the same question asked a few times recently about the rate of Silverlight adoption so I thought I’d try and give some hard and fast figures as well as point to some useful references in case anyone comes here looking for information after our recent “Rich Clients” events. From the October 08 launch…

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Code Competitions

I’m a huge sceptic when it comes to code competitions – perhaps Terrarium has left a permanent impression on me – I think they tend to promise much yet offer little. It’s an easy answer to a difficult problem. The barrier to entry is usually too high for broad appeal (unless you have something very…

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MIX 09 Announced

PDC’s just out of the way and it’s already time to start thinking about MIX. I saw this logo on the website and thought we were going to be expected to run a 10K in the desert. Fortunately it’s 10K of storage and a challenge to do as much as you can with only 10k….

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ReMix UK 08 Developer Track

Things are starting to shape up nicely on the developer track so I thought I’d try and give you a flavour of what you’ll see if (surely "when"?) you join us in Brighton in September for ReMix UK. There’ll be a big focus on rich client with Silverlight, WPF and IE8 featuring prominently. You can…

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ReMix UK 08 Tickets – Akin to Dromedary Pretzels

ie get them while they’re hot. Following on from the massive success of last year’s Mix 07, the ReMix UK 08 website has just this minute gone live. Here’s a Key Facts document: ReMix UK 08 is all about bringing together the very best web design and development talent for a 48 hour conversation ReMix…

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Deep Zoom Demo now with Mouse Wheel Support

I’ve updated my Deep Zoom demo to add mouse wheel support for zooming. There is no way to capture mouse wheel events in managed code in Silverlight 2 so I tried a couple of approaches. Firstly I tried to attach a managed event handler to the DOMMouseScroll event on the HTML DOM’s window object. I…

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Silverlight 2 Deep Zoom Demo

With inspiration and a bit of help from MikeT, Daniel and Yasser (and John in his comments) I had a crack at a simple Silverlight 2 demo with Deep Zoom. You’ll find links to all the tools etc in the linked posts but essentially I took some images and imported them into the Deep Zoom…

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ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 and Updated Silverlight ASP.NET Server Controls

You can download the new ASP.NET MVC Preview here. The updated Silverlight ASP.NET controls get installed along with the Silverlight 2 SDK Beta 1 (or Silverlight Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 which includes the SDK). For these downloads go here. The readme for the ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions has been updated to reflect these…