Former Microsoft Evangelist - now working as an independent developer focused on User Interface Design. Currently focused on HTML5, Windows Phone and Windows 8.Follow @adkinn
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- First personal #Win8 app published – toJSON, converting XML to JSON
- Watch BUILD 3-108 and read my notes if you are styling the WinJS Listview
- Building a project skeleton, using CSS3 layout and styling WinJS controls #Win8Dev
- Talking about Windows 8 and WinJS on Yet Another Podcast
- Jumping in feet first: Setup, Resources and Fundamentals #Win8Dev
Category Archives: Storytelling
Channel 9, the video window into Microsoft, gets a new skin and is brimming with new content. Congratulations to the team for continuing to rock on! The new “Who We Are” video is a fresh take on what Channel 9 … Continue reading
I’m excited to announce that my next move after Microsoft will be joining the crew at Pixel Lab — an outstanding small agency that is very UI and Design focused with a strong background in WPF and Silverlight. Robby Ingebretsen … Continue reading
Wow – I can’t believe it has already been 5 years at Microsoft. I have had a great time here and learned so much from the smart and passionate people I work with as well as the incredible developer community … Continue reading
Starting with MIX10, I’ve been on a bit of an odyssey the last month. My itinerary looked something like this: MIX10 – Workshops, @Ch9Live shows, my Flash skills session and having a great time with attendees go home for the … Continue reading
A well composed Photosynth can offer an interesting way to explore 3D space. Even better when the content is as interesting as the method of exploration. Above is a distorted view captured from the Neil Gaiman’s Library Photosynth which allows … Continue reading
For the last four years, I’ve been hosting my own blog software or a permutation of some sort. Although this endeavor has been fun and educational, I’ve always used my own or experimental code resulting in a lot of time … Continue reading
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FREE Silverlight and Expression Training on Sep. 17 in Redmond and online presented by Microsoft product team members and evangelists.
When you wake on Sept. 17th the year of 2009 you have a smile on your face. Not only did you get the day of for “training”, but the “training” is actually something you’re very interested in. Maybe you haven’t had the chance yet, or you’re looking for additional guidance; but today you’re going on a tour of Silverlight 3, Expression Blend, SketchFlow, the Silverlight Toolkit, RIA Services and XAML Power toys.
The next few months will be full of conference visits and presentations. I’m excited to say that during the last week of September into October I will be on the Western European ReMix Tour presenting an Expression for Developers session. The tour includes stops in Brussels, Helsinki, Vienna and Lisbon. I’ll be presenting during the day and flying at night to the next location.
Before MIX09, I was completely prepared for the new features in Silverlight 3 that we demoed for the first time in public. It was my job to know and I was excited to see the features released.
What I wasn’t prepared for though, was Expression Blend 3 + SketchFlow, and the overall level of awesomeness the team had achieved under my nose. I was blown away and very interested in using the tools, much more than I had in the past.
Today I am happy to say that knowing and sharing that knowledge with others is now my …