History repeating itself: Out of Browser

I’ve been following the concept of what RIA represents since well, I can’t honestly remember but it’s around 1998. My first glimpse of RIA was via Erik’s ye olde project called WebOS.com, which was a virtual web based operating system built with DHTML (pre-AJAX wave). It began with Formats For years I’ve studied the interactive…

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RIA is slowly fading in terms of it's definition.

When I first started the RIA Evangelism role in Microsoft, I had this nagging feeling that the term RIA was just all over the place. Depending on which technology you are backing and which stream of alliance you uphold, the truth is the term was destined to be abused before it really took off. I…

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Meet "Dax", my idea for a mascot (not official).

I like both the “blue monster campaign” and SIlverlight and given I’m dabbling around in 3D at the moment, I decided to play around with the idea of combining the two. Note: This is not the official mascot for Silverlight, instead it’s simply me mucking around with 3D. Please do not use this in anyway…

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You define RIA.

Last night I put up my RIA Chat video teaser and I got a few direct emails from folks asking who said the quote at the end: "..What you do with the UX Platform today will define what RIA looks like tomorrow.." Well, *proud look* it was me. It’s something I settled on a while…

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Something is being built...and I hope you RIA kids are watching...

I’ve been a busy little Microsoftee and have done a lot of interviews over the past few months with folks from all walks of life. I’m about to go live very soon with a project. What’s the project? not telling until it’s finished. I will give you a teaser though. It’s nothing I’ve seen done…

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Why Chad is excited about Silverlight 2.0

I stumbled upon a post by Chad Campbell via my RSS reads (244 down, 9398 to go) and I enjoyed reading Chad’s passion and insight into what he’s thoughts are about the Silverlight 2.0 journey ahead. Chad has also written or is writing a book on Silverlight 2.0, so be sure to keep an eye…

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What if you could combine RIA with tomorrows multi touch innovation

I was mucking about in YouTube today (smacks for me and not doing work) and I came across a project being built at MIT. This project allows folks to draw a physics based diagram which then comes to life on what appears to be a homemade (MIT style) "Smart Board". Watch the YouTube video below…

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What resolution do you design RIA in?

I read an interesting post this morning on how the author wanted folks to consider the 800px resolution for their designs. He cites that although he has a large resolution, it doesn’t mean that he’s not also using other applications at the same time. …But with 1900+ pixels, I keep half for the browser and…

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My RIA art...

12:33 AM and I’m currently putting together my power point deck for an upcoming internal conference (Seattle – February 4th – 15th). I typically like to use as many visuals as possible, as I’ve sort of decided that I’d prefer all my presentations going forward have a bit more "bang" associated to it. The 3rd…

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Finding your balance between AJAX and Silverlight

Tonight, I found via twitter a deck from Plaxo’s Joseph Smarr. In this deck he talks about the war injuries he received in heading down the AJAX route. It’s a great deck and worth checking out but what I liked the most about it, was that it reminded me of my struggle back in 2002…

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