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1 Jul 2012
Free eBook or Hunger Games? Read Charles Pertzold’s gripping tale about WP7
So Hunger Games is going to be one of the biggest movies of all time, and Lion’s Gate is pretty happy about that. However, what is the sleeper book that you can get for free? Charles Pertzold’s “Programming Windows Phone 7” is a sleeper. This gripping story of a SmartPhone system’s...
23 Mar 2012
Metro Design: WP7 & preparing for that OS that can’t be named, yet
Starting your career designing Windows Phone 7 using the Metro Design process To get started watch the three videos at: Metro Design Language of Windows Phone 7 Although when using the phone, the design flows, as a software designer, architect or engineer knowing the basic concepts of the Windows Phone...
28 Feb 2012
Camels, XAML and Silverlight is dead? Long live Silverlight 5!
Silverlight is dead, but Scott Guthrie on Dec. 2, 2010, not too long ago, stated the following and about the future of Silverlight: ”… [W}e do live in a very connected world now, and there are a lot of devices out there, and users demand and expect the richest possible experiences...
15 Feb 2012
Colliding with Expression Design to Expression Blend to WP7 and Kinect Part 1 of 3 or so
This is a three part series, maybe a little longer, who knows. I would if I did any planning. For my blog. I do plan when I code big projects, but with my blog I like to just goof around and have fun. So what if you ran into Gisele Bundchen, that would be a collision. And...
10 Feb 2012
Great Expression Design: A Simple Compass Control
Christine L_ really knocked it out of the park with their “a Simple Compass Control”. http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/compass This is a great add to any boring user interface, it actually does something and adds an interesting item for the enduser to enjoy! Great job Christine!
7 Feb 2012
5 top things that work together: Kinect, Windows Phone 7, Expression Design, Expression Blend and Visual Studio
Hey Clint Eastwood said Detroit is showing us how it can be done on that Bowl Game last Sunday, we all can work together. How about the way design tools are working together. So if you want to design for Windows Phone 7, but you also want to design something for the Kinect and Windows, and you...
7 Feb 2012
Expression Blend: I made a copy of a UserControl and now it throws an error
Don’t you hate it when you are going to do a simple thing like copy a UserControl and then it doesn’t work? Seriously, how can you steal other peoples work if you have to redo all of their code. Well first of all, make sure you tell others about the work that you are using, and if the artist or...
22 Jan 2012
Free ly: Gaming the system: Moving an object on the screen
We all know that guy who is always gaming the system, it’s so irritating, you don’t quite know how he does it, and his career kind of sucks, but somehow he figures it out. Of course in software there are a lot of people who game the system, here is a clue: Software is about gaming the system...
22 Jan 2012
Valentines? Cute Silverlight project download and make a comment
Christine has made a very cute little app, a true joy considering the way that most of the Lords of Complexity like to complicate things. Check it out, download it and enjoy it at: http://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/dancingHeart?SRC=Home Good job Christine, and anyone reading this immediately go...
21 Jan 2012
Expression Blend 4 for the holidays
Wow, if you got no money and you are looking for something to do that might make you money, then consider using Expression Blend to build phone apps. Quick easy and requires no case on your part if you are a student or have a .edu email account! I am recently impressed by the ability of Expression...
11 Dec 2011
Game tutorials For Imagine Cup Phone Game Category: Freaking AWESOME
Using Silverlight with your game can be helpful in making something that looks good and gives you a reason for using Expression Blend 4.0 for Phone that is supplied with the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #1: From XNA to SLXNA Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #2: Adding FAS to XNA Get to Windows...
31 Oct 2011
Design Windows Phone Applications, for business or games, using free or sort of free stuff
I guess games are a business. To get started with really rapid prototyping you will need to install the Expression Ultimate studio 4 (for business you would only need this one) and for games you will need to also add Expression Blend 3 and then either install the Windows Phone SDK or reinstall...
20 Sep 2011
Expression Blend at Mix 11
The Expression Group has been improving the quality of the tutorials and other infrastructure around their product. Good thing, there for awhile it was pretty bad, with Expression 2.0 tutorials mixed in with Expression 3.0 and the UI was quite a bit different. Take a look at the http://electricbeach...
14 Apr 2011
Free Exam Guide 70-511, WPF: ContextMenu as a Static Resource
Ok, back to studying for the 70-511 exam. So much to do. In the last blog post about Windows Presentation Foundation and static resources Free Study Guide for Exam 70-511: Defining Static resources We covered about why Static Resources and why Dynamic Resources Static Resources are used when the...
11 Jan 2011
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