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Microsoft Surface: real design, development and use in education
With all the buzz about Mix 09 last week, many may have missed that we just launched Microsoft Surface here in the UK. Marc Holmes just posted a blog where he talks about the launch of Surface and the the media coverage that the event generated. But the most interesting thing (for me at least)...
25 Mar 2009
Silverlight 3 Beta 1 now available (plus other stuff)
Today at the MIX 09 conference we announced the immediate availability of the Silverlight 3 Beta 1 SDK . First of all here are the all important URLs: Developers Runtime: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=143433 Silverlight 3 Tools Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
18 Mar 2009
Fireworks to XAML exporter
I used to use a lot Adobe Fireworks for web design work and actually always preferred it to Photoshop to create application mockups and page layouts (I am a big fan of vector graphics and grew up using Corel Draw A LOT). Now for the joy of all Fireworks fans, Infragistics released a plug in that allows...
12 Mar 2009
PhizzPop Online Design Challenge 3
For those who don’t know, Phizzpop is an international web design and development competition run by Microsoft. Round three of the competition just kicked off and the challenge is to “Help Global Electronics raise awareness for its annual Run4Power 5K race, a community-based fundraiser, by creating an...
23 Jan 2009
Dare to Dream Different
Do you have any cool idea that uses software and hardware to create your dream device? You will find this very interesting!!! We just launched the Dare to Dream Different Challenge in which we invite you to show us what your dream device is all about and bring it to reality using the .NET Micro Framework...
14 Oct 2008
Olympic Stadiums Designs
I’m moving away from software on this post, but as I am interested in all around design anyway, I found this very interesting and worth publishing. Mark Hurst at the Good Experience blog (by the way, an excellent read if you are interested in thoughts about Good Experiences, not just in software but...
26 Aug 2008
More on the Live.com Olympic photos
Sometime ago I posted about the beautiful Olympic photos being used on live.com as a page background and then published the link to a skydrive I created to collect them. Today the guys at Liveside.net shared in a post that livesino.net collected every Live Search Olympics background (they have a few...
26 Aug 2008
More on the new live.com page
A few days ago I posted a blog about the new live.com page which uses beautiful themed background pictures (and of course the theme is currently the Olympic games in Beijing). Since then I discovered that this page is visible not only if you are in the US but everywhere by just adding the right parameter...
14 Aug 2008
Really beautiful new live.com start page
Since a couple of weeks live.com started presenting their user with beautifully crafted start pages that show very nice photos as page background (unfortunately at this time only available in the US). To celebrate the Olympics, the backgrounds now show pictures from the games and below you can see a...
11 Aug 2008
ReMix UK 08 is just around the corner
Who cares the Mix conference is gone already (the next one will be in March 2009)? ReMix UK 08 is coming and promises to be a very exciting “48 hours conversation all about the ‘Next Web’, what it means today and the potential impact of technologies, tools and techniques for the future. Inspiring designers...
8 Aug 2008
Failure becoming success: the Fail Whale Story
As I wrote in my previous post , I saw the Twitter Fail Whale several times this morning and then I bumped in this post at ReadWriteWeb . It tells the story of the Fail Whale image and how this work of art from an unknown artist ( Yiying Lu ) became one of the symbols of Social Media. What I find fascinating...
18 Jul 2008
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