Whitepaper on Measuring Browser Performance

If you haven’t seen it yet – download and read Christian Stockwell’s excellent whitepaper of Measuring Browser Performance.  You’ll find it relevant no matter which web browsers you use.


AOL Mail Accelerator for Internet Explorer 8

If you use AOL Mail and you want to try out a new feature of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), install the AOL Mail Accelerator.  Accelerators are IE8 enhancements that automate common tasks. If you want to build your own accelerator and share it to the gallery, go here.


Used Windows Live Translator IE8 Accelerator to Translate Web Page

I was looking at the stats for the Word 2007 XAML Converter that I posted last week to CodePlex and I found a site that I had never heard of before – someone had posted a link to the project.  When I went to the site, http://www.dotnetguru.org/modules.php, I noticed that it was a French .Net…


Added High DPI Support to my Silverlight Photobucket Demonstration Application

I just changed my Windows Vista to use 120 DPI fonts and I really like the look of applications and the Windows interface.  The added detail is very easy on my eyes.  One side-effect of this is that my code to insert Flash videos from Photobucket into my Silverlight application were now incorrectly positioned.  The…


Some Early Feedback on IE8 Beta 2 from one of my Customers

I just got an email from one of my customers about the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 that became available yesterday: I downloaded the new IE 8 Beta 2 and I have to say it is an outstanding browser.  All the little issues I had that stopped me from using Beta 1 have been…


Silverlight and WPF Workshop in NYC 9/3/2008

Next week I will be in New York City meeting customers and I will be holding a free half-day mini-workshop  at the Microsoft office on 6th Avenue to teach people about building Silverlight and WPF applications with Expression Studio and Visual Studio.  I’ve put together an ambitious agenda but I hope to hit each of…


IE8 Forward/Back in a Silverlight 2 (Beta 2) Application

Yesterday I posted here, an application, with source code about how to do forward/back navigation with IE8 and a Silverlight 1.0 application and said that I would be coming up with a Silverlight 2 (Beta 2) application that does the same type of thing – with source code.   It was easier than I thought! …


How IE8 Enables Silverlight Deep Linking and Browser Back/Forward Navigation

One of new features in the next version of Internet Explorer (IE8) was created specifically for AJAX applications and can add significant functionality to Silverlight applications as well.  Here is the description of the feature (from Better AJAX Development): In IE8 mode, Internet Explorer treats window.location.hash updates like navigations and saves the previous document URL….