Deep zoom composer

If you liked the Hard Rock demo from MIX, here’s how you can easily build something similar yourself with the Deep Zoom Composer.  It’s based on the same technology that powers PhotoSynth (SeaDragon) and makes creating these deep zoom applications very simple.  Check out the deep zoom version of the Silverlight 2.0 reference poster with…

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MIX08 Steve Ballmer keynote – web developers, web developers, web developers

I somehow got a front row seat for the Steve Ballmer keynote; blogging from here right now 🙂 A funny and interesting keynote session, you have to see it to fully get the title.  The audience questions are, as expected, mainly around the proposed Yahoo acquisition but also covered almost every aspect of Microsoft; it’s good to…

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Internationalization with XAML

I attended a session on internationalization and leared some very useful things about what’s available in XAML.  The most useful aspect for the typical applications I see was FlowDirection property which lets you easily switch from Left to Right to RtoL.  This means that you can do English and Arabic websites and applications where the look is…

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Day 1 at MIX

After a long long journey from Dubai, I finally arrived in Las Vegas for the first day of MIX08.  A very exciting day for me to see Microsoft make some big announcements around the future of our technologies on the web.  Check out the official MIX blog recap of the keynote announcements, for me the…

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