# Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Microsoft launched .toolbox, a new site dedicated on learning Silverlight and Expression.

toolbox

.toolbox features two core learning paths: Design Scenarios and Design Principles. Both begin with teaching basic techniques and build skills and knowledge incrementally. In Design Scenarios, designers and developers learn to create dynamically-rich Silverlight applications using Expression Studio. You will learn to add code-free functionality to designs by following step-by-step tutorials that illustrate how to create interactive user experiences. In Design Principles, you will learn fundamental design concepts (e.g., choosing the right colors and the right fonts) along with tips and techniques in how to apply them to your creations.

One can go for either track and earn leves with that. Each track can be done one by one following a stack or go through the matrix:

toolbox_track

Grz, Kris.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010 13:23:55 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Monday, 13 July 2009

Going on vacation to Greece without pc or internet connection (but in very good company) is nice but you always find when coming home that new cool things have arrived. This time it turned out to be the long awaited Silverlight 3.

There’s an interesting video on Channel 9 with Scott Guthrie on the new things that shipped and also a new dedicated site. Be sure to check these out.

With the new version there’s also need of a tool to build compelling RIAs with. This is still in Release candidate but you can already check out Blend 3.

Grz, Kris.

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# Friday, 28 March 2008
Join the conversation and explore how you can create next-generation Web experiences. Now, for the first time in Belgium, the MIX essentials conference brings you the latest information from the global MIX'08 conference held in Las Vegas in early March. With Keynote presentations from Steve Ballmer, and other international speakers, unveiling the latest Web-oriented solutions from Microsoft.




Hope to see you there too.

Grz, Kris.
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# Thursday, 27 March 2008
It seems Microsoft recently put up a couple of new sites that might be of interest to you:

  • A revamped site dedicated to the Expression family: There's lot to find already, tutorials, starter kits, forums, ... While the Expression family's mostly targeted towards designers I also used Expression Web in the past and currently am taking my first steps in Blend 2.5 preview to get to know Silverlight 2 a bit better.
  • TaskMarket: a new place for freelancers to find each other for short term assignments.

Grz, Kris.

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