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  • Blog Post: MIX10 Wrap-up By David Isbitski

    I’d love to post a thorough, informative, and thoughtful summary of my experience at MIX10 (which was a ton of fun, and was probably the most information-packed MIX in the 3 years I’ve attended), but my fellow DE, David Isbitski , has done such a wonderful job summarizing that I’m just going to point...
  • Blog Post: Useful CSS tools

    Here’s a collection of useful tools for generating CSS layouts, tabs, rounded corners, etc.: http://www.thegermz.com/my-ramblings/60-css-tools-to-reduce-your-work-load Note that some of these do not work properly on IE 8, though compatibility mode helps with some of them. h/t Elijah Manor
  • Blog Post: Designing Good Web Forms

    Came across this really thorough and interesting article on form design and development via Jeff Schoolcraft , and thought it was worth sharing. As the article notes several times, how you design your forms can have a direct impact on how much (or how little) people use them. Definitely something I’m...
  • Blog Post: Kuler in Expression

    If you’ve attended one of Frank La Vigne ’s talks on design for developers, you’ve probably heard of the Adobe Kuler website/tool. It’s a great tool for quickly finding (or building) a ‘theme’ of colors that work well together. Jonas Follesø, a Microsoft Regional Director from Norway, decided that Kuler...
  • Blog Post: 3D for Free?

    If you’re into 3D rendering, modeling, and animation, you may want to take advantage of this. Chris Williams points out that apparently Caligari is making trueSpace 7.6 available for free , along with video tutorials. I haven’t used TrueSpace, but from the description and pics posted at Chris’ blog,...
  • Blog Post: Links from Graphic Design for Developers

    Frank La Vigne has posted links for his Web Wednesday session on graphic design for developers, including a link to the slide deck: Links from Graphic Design for Developers Talk Thanks again, Frank!
  • Blog Post: Web Wednesday: Graphic Design for Devs URL

    Friday I announced a very cool webcast this Wednesday, in which Frank La Vigne will help turn ordinary developers into devigners (developer + designer) with some tips and techniques to help you get the most out of graphic design. The webcast has now been set up, and you can access the webcast at 12 noon...
  • Blog Post: Web Wednesday: Graphic Design for Developers

    Next Wednesday, June 4th, at 12pm eastern, I will be pleased to host local Tablet, WPF, and Silverlight guru (and newlywed) Frank La Vigne , presenting a Web Wednesday session entitled Graphic Design for Developers. Speaking for myself, as a developer who sometimes needs to do some small graphic design...
  • Blog Post: Copy as XAML in Expression Design

    Very cool Expression tip from Frank : Here's a quick tip for all you Expression Design users out there. If you have a graphic and instead of exporting the entire image to XAML, you can select what you need and, from the Edit menu, choose Copy XAML. Copy as XAML in Expression Design Technorati Tags: Expression...
  • Blog Post: Design information for the Microsoft Dev Platform

    Nifty new site for designers targeting Windows applications (or Web applications targeting Windows Server): http://www.nextdesignnow.com/ Topics from Windows Vista, Windows Presentation Foundation, Expression, etc.
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