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  • Blog Post: Boost your UX and IA skills

    For those of you that are working on Windows Phone 7+ and Windows 8 apps (or about to start), you’ll notice that there’s a new emphasis on design and user experience that hasn’t always been part of the typical Microsoft messaging. On these new platforms, we want to drive not just great applications,...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 and CSS3 in Expression Web 4

    Kitten up a tree? Granny struggling to cross the road? The red velvet cupcakes are finished? No problem; HTML5 will solve all! It’s been the biggest thing in web since the browser wars in the late 90’s, but finally HTML5 and CSS3 are coming down the straight. We’re possibly still a good 5-8yrs away from...
  • Blog Post: WebsiteSpark Promo: get shoX sound!

    The first 20 new sites that are deployed on the WebsiteSpark program between now and 14 February 2011 (think of it as a Valentine’s gift to yourself) will get a shoX mini speaker – so you’ll be able to share your music wherever you are. In the interests of spreading some goodwill and cheer; only the...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5; going to be HOT HOT HOT

    Silverlight Firestarter took place yesterday (last night) in Seattle. You can still watch online on demand , but here’s the highlights; The family is growing: Big daddy WPF, Slinky Silverlight and HTML5 Jnr are now all part of the future vision. Great media enhancements: Adding hardware support so you...
  • Blog Post: Want to win a Joshua Davis skateboard or $500 voucher?

    (South Africans are NOT excluded from this one – bonus!) Making the web beautiful with HTML5 The MIX Online team worked with Joshua Davis Studios , to create the Endless Mural for the Microsoft IE9 launch. We’re now launching Okapi, an open-source framework to create your own digital, generative art...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Firestarter Online: 2 December 2010

    Some (or many) of you may have read various articles and wondered “What’s up with Microsoft and Silverlight?” Well, contrary to some it’s still going strong, still a long-term investment for us and still a major part of our online strategy. So now that that’s out the way, the Silverlight Firestarter...
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of Windows Phone 7

    If you’re looking at Windows Phone 7 development, check out Jeff Blankenburg’s (a fellow Microsoftie in the US) blog post on “ 31 Days of Windows Phone 7 ” . The page will update as the series continues and end on the eve of Halloween (the 31st). Topics covered so far include; Project Template , The...
  • Blog Post: Watch the PDC2010 opening Keynote LIVE

    The PDC is our key developer conference and it’s all about Developers, Developers, Developers! You’ll see the latest and greatest of Microsoft tools and technologies being showcased and it gives great insight into what’s now and what’s coming in the pipeline. This year it’s being held at our Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Event

    We’re hosting a full-day Silverlight event at Microsoft in early May: Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight When: 4 May 2010, 8:30am-5pm Where: Microsoft Offices, Bryanston Costs: None, but first-come-first served Format: Typical presentation style (not hands-on labs) Audience: This event...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 4: RTM!

    Silverlight 4 is gets a really nice launch at DevConnections 2010 in Vegas. You can watch the keynote live or OnDemand here: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/silverlight-4-launch/   Covering great topics like: RIA Services & Cider Media Framework LOB & SharePoint Out-of-browser and more...
  • Blog Post: Tagxedo: a ridiculously cool cloud word generator - built in Silverlight*

    Somewhere in the ether, a developer called Hardy Leung got inspired and then got creative. He's come up with the next generation " Wordle " app, built in Silverlight and it's getting rave reviews all across the interweb. It's called Tagxedo and has some really beautiful visual representations...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Series – the eagle has landed

    So whilst we were all settling in for supper, ScottGu was unveiling a host of hot hot dev & design goodies at MIX10 in Vegas! I am amazed and proud of what the new phone OS has done in a year – kudos to all the dev and design teams that contributed. But, in a nutshell, the new phone is one...
  • Blog Post: Vegas, Windows Phone 7 Series and MIX10

    It’s almost that time of year where we make the latest and greatest announcements for all things web at MIX . On Monday Joe Belfiore made one of the most long-awaited announcements around Windows Phone 7 Series - it’s super glam UI and concepts of ‘hubs’. Gizmodo (and many more...
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