SketchFlow Template for Windows Phone is Now Available

The SketchFlow Template for Windows Phone 7 adds a new SketchFlow template for Expression Blend* users that makes creating a prototype of a Windows Phone app quick and easy. You can download it from here (CodePlex) With this new template you can quickly mockup a Windows Phone app using all the SketchFlow features you already…


Top 10 WP7 Application Design Tips

I recently received the Windows Phone Marketplace Developer Newsletter and found a cool list of top 10 WP7 App development tips. These tips are posted on the Windows Phone 7 Developer Blog. The first 7 have been listed below and please visit the Windows Phone 7 Developer Blog for the remaining tips. How to Make…


Unplug from Your Day Job — Register Now for MIX, Save $500

Unplug from your day job. Be inspired at MIX. If you register by February 11 will save $500 off their conference pass and one free hotel night at the Mandalay Bay.  No RVSP code is required – discounts will be automatically applied during registration. Register Now for MIX. Join the conversation at MIX – see…


Service Pack for Expression Blend Improves Integration with Adobe Design Tools, Windows Phone 7

Expression Blend 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes support for building Windows Phone 7 apps and improved integration with Adobe design tools through support for the FXG file format, as well as bug fixes and stability enhancements. You can get the download from Microsoft Download Center at Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1)….


Windows Phone 7 User Interface Guide Includes Templates, Behaviors

Design Resources for developers and designers to help you build beautiful apps on Windows Phone 7 has been updated for the Windows Phone Developer Tools in beta and Windows Phone 7 in technical preview. The UI Design and Interaction Guide for Windows Phone 7 v2.0 has been updated for beta. With additional information and a…

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Design Your Windows Phone App with Updated Expression Blend

Updated version of Expression Blend is now available for Windows Phone 7 developers and designers. Here are some cool features of Expression for Windows Phone: You can quickly and efficiently experiment with application flow, layouts, and transitions. Clients can actively engage with working prototypes, making annotations directly onto the design. You can use Adobe Photoshop…


Learn to Prototype, Design for RIA, Websites Using Expression Suite

The Expression Studio helps you design and prototype your Web and RIA applications. You can use Expression to create websites, Silverlight or WPF applications, to create graphics, and to encode your videos. You can use the same techniques to create user experience for Windows Phone 7. Developer & Designer Training Videos I’ve put together a…


90 Seconds to Prototyping Your Next App

Want to discover how fast you can prototype your next application? Want to know what SketchFlow is and how it can help you in your next project? The solutions is here: Jon Harris presents SketchFlow in just 90 seconds in this video, and does so with a friendly British accent to boot. It does not…


Vote for Best Design Idea for US in Worldwide Imagine Cup

Students across America have been dreaming up ways to solve the world’s toughest problems using the magic of software. They are competing in the Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition hosted annually by Microsoft Corp. Through April 23 you are invited to learn more about the U.S. finalist teams, view videos about their…


See How to Tell Your Story in RIA Design Tool

MSDEV offers a series of videos for designers and developers on using Expression Blend to tell your ISV and line-of-business stories. These 15-minute videos show how you can build interactive animations, manage content and storyboards, Microsoft Expression Blend: States Story Behaviors. Learn to use states and behaviors to manage the content and storyboards of a…