Jonas Follesoe and the miracle of Kuler for Blend


Expression Design AddInIs there no end to the genius of Jonas Follesoe?

Now he’s gone and made an Adobe Kuler plug-in for Expression Blend and Design, making it dead easy to try different colour-ways and create them as resources for your Silverlight or WPF project.

Check it out here: Announcing Colorful Expression Studio Add-In

Then check our Jose Fajardo’s post on using Expression Design for comps. I totally agree with him – Design provides a less constrained environment when you are in the conceptualisation phase, plus it can just do some things that Expression Blend can’t (including my favourite, text on paths).

Why hadn’t it occured to me to put multiple comps on the on canvas though? D’oh!

Thanks Jonas!

Comments (2)

  1. follesoe says:

    Hi Shane!

    Thanks for the link-back. Glad you liked it – it’s an idea got back at REMIX, but haven’t been able to execute on until now. So glad it’s finally out there.

    Some designers might struggle with the installation and running the add-in. But hopefully that will get better over time. Microsoft hasn’t even announced add-in support officially yet, so this is all based on digging around inside Expression Studio with Reflector and working things out…

    Even if designers don’t pick up on this straight away I hope it can be helpful for developers who have a hard time picking colors that work together.

    Let me know when you’re back in Melbourne and have time to catch up over coffee.

    Cheers,

    Jonas