I hate it when a designer touches XAML..

I’ve meet with a few die-hard Silverlight developers in my time and some feedback I get at times is how designers produce bad XAML. “..I hate it when a designer touches XAML..” – oh? why? My first thought was, “bad XAML?” how on earth can a designer produce bad XAML. *confused look* After digging I…

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How to: Make Innerglows with Expression Blend.

I’m knee deep in a WPF project i’m writing for my team. I had the need today to have an innerglow, and noticed that we seem to have forgotten this little BitmapEffect of goodness (which I’ll be promptly hassling Jon tomorrow for in the next revision). That being said, as stubborn as I am I…

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How to Submit a Bug/Feature Request for Silverlight.

Stephen Price sent me a piece of email asking how the heck does one submit a bug to Silverlight Team? I replied "connect.microsoft.com" thinking it was self-explanatory from there and off you go. I then actually clicked on it and I’m embarrassed to say that not only is it not visible as to how, but…

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WebDesign 2008 – Going from Wireframe Zero to UX Hero

July 21st Seattle – I’ll be speaking at the WebDesign 2008 conference here in Seattle on "Going from Wireframe Zero to UX Hero". The session is basically going to cover the "How" I guess on what’s next after you’ve made the leap of deciding to adopt our technology (Silverlight or WPF). I’ll be showcasing a…

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Get behind the Expression Community Site.

I will admit one thing, we at Microsoft at times have a lot of online brands to cater to the Silverlight, WPF and Expression Studio ecosystem. There are a lot of moving parts to our UX Platform with events, communities etc all having niche requirements. That being said, there is one  that will bring balance…

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Flip4Mac supports Silverlight.

Well hot off the wire, Flip4Mac apparently enables folks to export into Silverlight for the web. What is Flip4Mac? Flip4Mac WMV enables Macintosh users to play, import and export Windows Media Video and Audio files in native QuickTime applications. What does this mean? Nothing, everything. Whilst there is a fair few folks wanting to see…

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