Are you tired of "battleship gray" UI and boring layouts? It's not that hard to pump things up a notch by learning some basic design techniques. In this geekSpeak, Frank La Vigne has some great tips on becoming a developer-designer hybrid (a dev-igner). Join your hosts Glen Gordon and G. Andrew Duthie on Wednesday, August 20 at 3 PM Eastern. Register at and bring your design questions for Frank!

About our Guest: Frank La Vigne, Lead Architect/Designer, Applied Information Sciences


Frank La Vigne is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Tablet PC and lead architect/designer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS) in northern Virginia. Frank started in software development when he was twelve, writing BASIC programs for the Commodore 64. He began his professional career writing Microsoft Visual Basic 3 applications for Wall Street firms in 1993. He then moved on to be the first Web master for a major book retailer. Frank then went on to develop a large multinational online banking project in Germany. In 2004, Frank became heavily focused on Tablet PC application development. Frank is also active in the developer community, speaking at user groups and code camps along the East Coast.