Colorizing a Modern Win8 JavaScript AppBar and AppBarCommands

[Fixed a couple links, sorry about that] Lots of people are happy with the default styles of the WinJS.UI.AppBar and WinJS.UI.AppBarCommands, but what if you want to “colorize” them yourself?  In a previous post I talked about using sprites for your AppBarCommands, but that is a bit heavy if you already have an icon you need,…

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Klingon Win8 Lock Screen: Might Sell Qurgh on Win8 After All :)

A while ago I blogged about Klingon in pIqaD in a Custom Locale – that worked OK in Vista & Win7 using Uniscribe font fallback, but Win8 uses DWrite in a lot of places, and DWrite really would prefer EUDC (End User Defined Character) fallback.  So my pIqaD didnʻt work so hot on Win8 🙁  Fortunately…

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Email Address Internationalization, aka: using UTF-8 in email, RFCs are published

I helped write an RFC (http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6532.txt) 🙂  (Well, I’ve had input before, but this is the first time as an author).  The core Email Address Internationalization RFCs, which allow UTF-8 in email addresses and use UTF-8 in SMTP by default, were published back in February.  I sort of just realized I hadn’t blogged about it, so I…

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All Done With the Lego Wonder

<< Land Ho! (page 4) This has nothing to do with work (well, OK, I used Windows 8 for some photos, planning, desktop publishing, printing and scanning, so I tested some of those scenarios, but other than that…) [The Lego Wonder is currently (2012) in Building 85.  She’ll be at ECCC Emerald City Comicon this weekend March 1,…

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Land Ho!

<< Building the Lego Wonder (page 3) This has nothing to do with work (well, OK, I used Windows 8 for some photos, planning, desktop publishing, printing and scanning, so I tested some of those scenarios, but other than that…)  [The Lego Wonder is currently (2012) in Building 85.  She’ll be at ECCC Emerald City Comicon this weekend…

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Building The Lego Wonder

<< Like, What Do You Mean There Aren’t Any Instructions (page 2) This has nothing to do with work (well, OK, I used Windows 8 for some photos, planning, desktop publishing, printing and scanning, so I tested some of those scenarios, but other than that…)  [The Lego Wonder is currently (2012) in Building 85.  She’ll be at ECCC…

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Like, what do you mean, there aren’t any instructions?

<< Building the Lego Disney Wonder (Page 1) This has nothing to do with work (well, OK, I used Windows 8 for some photos, planning, desktop publishing, printing and scanning, so I tested some of those scenarios, but other than that…)  [The Lego Wonder is currently (2012) in Building 85.  She’ll be at ECCC Emerald City Comicon this…

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There’s a Lego Cruise Ship in Building 85

This has nothing to do with work (well, OK, I used Windows 8 for some photos, planning, desktop publishing, printing and scanning, so I tested some of those scenarios, but other than that…)  [The Lego Wonder is currently (2012) in Building 85.  She’ll be at ECCC Emerald City Comicon this weekend March 1, 2013.] The Lego Wonder Recently,…

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Custom AppBar Sprite Icons for your Windows 8 Metro Style HTML app

Um, Shawn, what’s this got to do with Globalization? Well, in Win8 I’ve kept some of my Globalization stuff, but I’ve also been working hard on the AppBar, Flyout, Menu, and SettingsFlyout for HTML Metro Apps, which goes a long way to explaining why I haven’t been blogging about Globalization so much in the last…

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