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  • Blog Post: Game Graphics Created in Expression Design

    Today I wanted to share some game prototyping graphics created in Expression Design.   These are useful for would-be game developers who happen to be missing a set of quality graphics and/or people who want sample files that can help them understand basic vector drawing techniques. For example...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend 2 August Preview Live!

    You can get to the preview either through the Expression website or the Download Center: Expression site: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/download.aspx?key=blend2preview Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=69540337-B619-4A47-AC27-52D8AF3A7830&displaylang...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend and Studio: problem installing Visual Studio from included DVD

    The Expression team has become aware of a problem with the Visual Studio 2005 Standard DVD included in the packaging of the Expression Blend and Expression Studio products (specifically, setup repeatedly prompts for the DVD). Please accept our sincere apologies for our mistake and, if you're affected...
  • Blog Post: Blend 1.0 Survey- Win a Free Zune!

    Hello, The Microsoft Expression Blend Program Management team is currently working on planning features for future versions of Expression Blend. We encourage all newsgroup participants to take our Blend 1.0 Survey and send us your feedback. All participants will be eligible to enter a drawing to win...
  • Blog Post: Samples and Tutorials for Expression Blend have been updated to match the Release Candidate!

    The Samples and Tutorials for Expression Blend have been updated with the following changes: The samples and tutorials now reflect the Release Candidate (RC) build of Expression Blend. Additional sources of tutorials and samples were added to the bottom of Samples and Tutorials Gallery - Expression...
  • Blog Post: Samples and Tutorials Gallery - Expression Blend

    For Expression Blend tutorials, there are a lot of great resources on the web you can visit: Google , Live . On the team itself, we have quite a few people who write tutorials on Expression Blend / Silverlight / WPF: NibblesTutorials (Celso Gomes) kirupa.com - Blend / WPF Tutorials (Kirupa...
  • Blog Post: Generating key splines from a Path drawn in Blend

    In Blend you can author keyframes with ease out and ease in interpolation to give your animations acceleration and deceleration: in other words, life. You can also draw a motion path and animate an element along it. A value curve is a graph of the change in a property value over time, and the combination...
  • Blog Post: Keyframe easing and key splines

    An animation authored in Blend contains keyframes. The animation defines which element/property to affect and each keyframe defines a key time at which a value should be in effect. The process of animating the property values between successive key times is called interpolation . Let’s say you’re...
  • Blog Post: Expression Blend -- What Is That?

    Expression Blend is an authoring system for professional designers to build user experiences that target the .NET 3.0 platform, and more specifically, WPF, or Windows Presentation Foundation. WPF provides the platform to bring rich, animated, skin-able, UX envelope-pushing applications to the desktop...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Microsoft Expression Blend Beta 1

    Thanks for being patient! The previous CTP of Expression Interactive Designer was back in September. Since then the team has been focused on some major changes to the product ready for today’s announcement of our first beta. A list of all the new features is given below but something you'll notice immediately...
  • Blog Post: Expression Web Beta 1, EGD and EID Sept. CTPs (target .NET 3.0 RC1)

    We are pleased to announce that the Beta 1 release of Expression Web (formerly Expression Web Designer) is now available! For more insight into Expression Web Beta 1, please see the Expression Web team blog . Additionally, September CTPs of Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer...
  • Blog Post: Webcast: Introduction to Microsoft Expression

    This webcast describes the powerful features and capabilities of Microsoft Expression Graphic Designer, Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer, and Microsoft Expression Web Designer, and includes a 40 minute demonstration of Expression Web Designer. The first twenty minutes cover concepts of user...
  • Blog Post: July CTPs of EGD and EID available - target July CTP of .NET Framework 3.0

    The July CTPs of Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer are now available. Both of these CTPs target the July CTP of .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly known as WinFX). Download Expression Graphic Designer July 2006 CTP Download Expression Interactive Designer July 2006 CTP For...
  • Blog Post: June CTPs of EGD and EID now available!

    After overcoming some obstacles with our publishing tools these past few days, we finally are able to share with you the June 2006 CTPs for both Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer. Our latest CTPs target the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 June 2006 CTP (formerly known as WinFX...
  • Blog Post: New CTPs available for Expression Graphic Designer AND Expression Interactive Designer!

    We are pleased to present new CTPs of Expression Graphic Designer and Expression Interactive Designer that target Microsoft WinFX Runtime Components Beta 2--the latest release of WinFX. Follow the links below to start downloading the May CTPs... Remember , you will need to install WinFX Beta 2...
  • Blog Post: Expression Web Designer CTP is now available!

    Download for free the first-ever Expression Web Designer CTP now via the Microsoft Expression Web site . Also, you can discuss Expression Web Designer in the forums as well as send feedback or report a bug to help us make a better product!
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