NZsynth – How It Was Done

Previously I wrote and demoed the NZsynth application that was built for the WEB09 keynote. This post is detailing how it was made and introducing version two (Zoom all the way in using mouse wheel then double-click for popup image).   WATCH THE VIDEO that goes end-to-end on the development of the application (mainly building…

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Intergen, Buttercups and Silverlight Accessibility.

It seems fitting with Coldplay being in Auckland last week and Yellow producing a custom version of IE8 that we continue the Yellow theme. Back in December 2006 Forrester released a report titled  Smackdown: Rich Internet Applications Versus HTML We found that, on average, RIAs outperform HTML interfaces; at the same time, RIA usability can…

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Deep Zoom Photographs

Back in May I delivered a session titled “MIX08: A Developers Perspective” where I first showed the programmability of Deep Zoom in Silverlight 2. Off the back of those sessions I have seen a few large scale developments take place in NZ using Silverlight 2 and Deep Zoom. None of them have come to market…

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Artist in Residence Melbourne Dec 1-5

Michael Kordahi and Shane Morris are holding an Artist in Resident (AiR) in Melbourne from Dec 1-5. Michael wrote: For those unfamiliar: AiR is a program whereby a developer and designer pair get together and build something in Silverlight from scratch. It goes for 5 days where you start with some training (day 1), conceive…

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WPF/ Silverlight Control Toolkit – Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP

In today’s PDC keynote theGu announced a new control suite for Silverlight 2 and WPF. The Silverlight controls announced today don’t exist in WPF just yet but have been written in a way that can be easily ported to WPF. These releases continue to drive towards the arrowhead vision for WPF and Silverlight. photo Dru!…

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IIS Smooth Streaming – Akamai AdaptiveEdge Streaming

PDC isn’t the only conference in LA this week also taking place is Digital Hollywood (yes that is their website!). This morning in the US at Digital Hollywood Microsoft introduced “IIS Smooth Streaming”, an extension of IIS Media Pack for up to HD-quality adaptive streaming video delivery. Initially this will be released as Akamai AdaptiveEdge…

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Silverlight Version 2 RC0 Released! Prepare Your Applications Now

  Scott Guthrie has the low down! Version 2 of the Silverlight developer runtime along with the Silverlight Tools is now available. This release candidate will give developers the chance to convert their sites from Beta 2 –> Release before the final release of the runtime is out. Also, included below is a link to…

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H.264 video support And Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) Coming in Silverlight!

Silverlight Shines at International Broadcasting Conference 2008 in Amsterdam Later this week, at the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) 2008 in Amsterdam, Microsoft Corp. will demonstrate an important new capability for Silverlight – playback of H.264-based video. This is great news for content owners that are looking for greater flexibility and choice for their web delivery…

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Build A 10,000 x 10,000 Mosaic of Images with DeepZoom

Donavon West has created a killer deep zoom using tens of thousands of images making up the face of Barack Obama. It is very cool and available to view at http://www.deepzoomobama.com The great part is that Donavon has also released a “how to” build your own mosaic and host it on us for free using…

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On Sunday Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Was Released

Silverlight 2 Beta 2 now provides everybody with a commercial go-live license. Scott Guthrie has the lowdown as does Tim Heuer on how to get started. Scott Barnes throws in his comments as well. Once you upgrade your browser to Silverlight 2 Beta 2 you will no longer be able to run Silverlight Beta 1…

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