Last updated: October 8, 2009
While it is impossible to create an extensive list of all resources available out there for creating Silverlight applications, this page gives you links to the most interesting resources I have come across.
Silverlight Getting started page on http://silverlight.net/, here are the main links to the development tools.
For a designer/integrator profile these are some of the resources I recommend:
From Flash to Silverlight.Project Rosetta Stone got an upgrade in Sept 2009 with new tutorials and a tour of Blend. It's new home is now at the visitmix.com site: http://visitmix.com/labs/rosetta/
Archive at http://channel9.msdn.com/continuum/tutorials/ This website is part of Channel9 and offers a set of tutorials on design/development in Silverlight, mainly coming from a Flash background. Tutorials include Procedural Animation , Masking & Clipping, Image Sequencing , etc.
This site focuses on delivering articles and great resources specifically for designers. http://silverzine.com/
Microsoft has focused a lot on easing the workflow between designers/integrators and developers working on web projects, and more specifically Silverlight projects. Proof of this are the Expression Studio and Visual Studio suites each targeted towards a specific role. Project Rosetta also contains a great document detailing this new workflow entitled The New Iteration.
http://www.nibblestutorials.net/Created by Celso Gomez this website contains step-by-step tutorials on creating Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3 applications as well as some amazing samples. Also includes some WPF samples.
http://expression.microsoft.com/Microsoft's Community site around Expression products, with forums and lots of articles around Silverlight and web development and design.
This toolkit contains an extensive set of controls that you can use in your Silverlight applications:
Set of skinned controls for Silverlight and WPF.
Framework for creating Deep Zoom applications like Hard Rock Memorabilia.
Kaxaml is a lightweight XAML editor that gives you a "split view" so you can see both your XAML and your rendered content, developed by Robby Ingebretsen as a hobby but really a must.
From the site: XAML Power Toys is a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Multi-AppDomain Add-In that empowers WPF & Silverlight developers while working in the XAML editor. Its Line of Business form generation tools, Grid tools, DataGrid and ListView generation really shorten the XAML page layout time.
Mike Swanson has updated his Illustrator to XAML export tool to support WPF and Silverlight.
Express Yourself Newsletter (Belgium), English only - http://www.microsoft.com/belux/interactive/
Expression Newsletter (US) - English only - http://www.microsoft.com/expression/news-press/newsletter/Default.aspx