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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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!
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 sharks using Expression Design, Free Blend & XAML

    In a previous blog I discussed using free for commercial and non-commercial use Office ClipArt, in my example I used a shark that I converted to a XAML usercontrol.  In this example my goal is to show you how to present 10 sharks on your Expression Blend Windows Phone App. Hopefully you tried to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Designing WP7 Games: Making Graphics, backgrounds for your game

    Oh this title just stinks. Getting over this stinking cold and my brain is still getting up to speed from the fever. Well, got to get started sometime. Continuing the review of the http://create.msdn.com/gamedevelopment , the wheels came off with the video about drawing the background (I mean this...
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