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  • Blog Post: Building a HTML5 game based on the Metro Design Philosophy using Blend for Visual Studio

    First, you will need to follow a lengthy and somewhat boring tutorial, keep in mind that boredom is part of learning. It is hard, historically, to learn during times of panic, battle or in fear of your life, during those times you should be applying what you have learned during the quiet and somewhat...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with HTML 5 and JavaScript

    Oh-oh, it may be true that if you wait long enough everything comes back into fashion.  HTML 5, Javascript/ECMAScript are back in fashion. First you need to have the ability to run a web host on your machine.  If you don’t want to use Visual Studio, then there are python based web hosting tools...
  • Blog Post: Expression Design produces files for HTML 5!? This is just crazy talk.

    As some would say on my team: Expression Suite is dead. I say (and so does Jerry Nixon ): Long Live Expression Suite! Expression Design is awesome, even if the documentation seems out of date, but all of the Expression 2 stuff on the Expression Web site is valid, so use it. With Expression Design...
  • Blog Post: MAYNOT BE REALLY: Free Book on HTML 5 game programming and another on animation

    Earlier today I wrote the following entry (with links included, now removed) Sweet free book on HTML 5 game programming!  If you are patient, Addison-Wesley tries to get you buy a subscription to get the “fast” download.  They make you wait for 25 seconds and then you do a “slow” download. ...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5: Canvas as a place to play

    I keep trying to write this post but just can’t get a solid start.  So stick with me, no matter what, I am posting something. HTML 5 only supports one kind of shape: rectangle.  To draw other shapes you need to use paths like an arc. Let’s draw a rectangle and a circle on a canvas, a very simple...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5 or Silverlight 5, which will Microsoft choose for the next O/S

    I have gotten a lot of questions around this: HTML 5 seems to be the choice for Microsoft in the next version of Windows O/S.  Yes that is exactly the clause that many people seem to be focused on.  Really?  Microsoft is going to support HTML 5.  It supports HTML 4.  Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5: Add an audio player to your webpage for Free!

    In this MSDN article HTML 5 is used to add an audio player to a web site and that web site could be yours! Start with: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/HTML5/HTML5AudioXMLPlaylist/Default.html Then refer to this page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/gg589483(v=VS.85).aspx You can add your own music...
  • Blog Post: Free Learning from Microsoft: How to program HTML 5

      HTML 5 is emerging as an important technology so you better learn how to use it.  If you know HTML right now, then you should know about the differences between the HTML 4 and HTML 5 because it is different. One way to do this is to use the HTML 5 learning Center at: http://msdn.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight is dead, so says Dan Wahlin

    Dan also says the Moon is made of cheese and that HTML 5 is ready for Prime Time.  Ummm, must be reading my blogs. In this blog at: http://bit.ly/oTnlz9 , Dan answers the questions: Is Silverlight Dead? Is HTML 5 ready for prime time? But he doesn’t answer the question: Is the Moon made of cheese...
  • Blog Post: Free Silverlight 5: HTML 5, a comparison

    The blog Eternal Coding does an excellent job of comparing Silverlight 5 versus HTML 5.  Of course the boils down to XAML versus HTML 5. It is a great read, you might want to print it out and take it to the beach (I still can’t bring myself to taking personal electronics to the beach). http://blogs...
  • Blog Post: Free Silverlight: HTML 5

    If you are doing Silverlight you are likely thinking about HTML 5, here is a great introduction from Dan Wahlin! http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin/archive/2011/05/06/getting-started-with-the-html-5-canvas.aspx Lot’s of code that work and a great way to show off your skills as a programmer.
  • Blog Post: HTML 5: Hot Stuff!

    HTML 5, Windows 7, Windows 2008 and future version of Windows Operating System, what is the future?  XAML, will it go away?  Should I crank down on HTML 5 and ignore Windows Presentation Foundation 4.0?  Should I buy Gold? Ok, here my blather… HTML 5, Windows 7, Windows 2008 and future...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 and HTML 5

    A paper that was just posted comparing Silverlight 5 and HTML 5 has just been posted: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/eternalcoding/archive/2011/06/13/html-5-vs-silverlight-5.aspx Nicely done, and saves me from doing the same thing.  It is definitely worth the read, and make sure to vote it up in the DZone...
  • Blog Post: HTML 5: How to use the canvas

    Canvas seems to be a big deal with HTML 5, and quite rightly so, canvas is an important part of game design Introduction to HTML 5 Canvas An Introduction to the HTML 5 Canvas Element, date: Sept. 1, 2010, so it isn’t quite up to the latest specifications, but it works (make sure to read comments...
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