Tag Archives: Flash

I’ll be that guy – future directions and so on and so forth

Today during a call with Mr. Ingebretsen discussing a project, we had plotted who would be the dev lead, who would be the design lead and who would be the dev/design/wireframe/glue lead.  I said “I’ll be that guy”, the “glue” … Continue reading

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Flash to Canvas Experiment: Bonsai Tree

In response to the HTML5/canvas hype, a challenge was recently issued to the public – recreate a wicked cool Flash button with an animated background in HTML5. The challenge was met within a few hours with decent results. Although proving … Continue reading

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Flash Skills Applied to Silverlight session at MIX10

It’s official! I will be speaking at MIX10 presenting a session on applying your Flash Skills to Silverlight Design and Development. The full session description: If you know how to design and develop Flash applications, you are more than half … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Flash and Silverlight from Mike Downey on SilverlightTV

Congratulations to John Papa for recently launching a new show on Channel 9 called SilverlightTV. The show covers the Silverlight platform from a variety of angles including architectural issues, real design and development issues problems solved, community members and the … Continue reading

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Flash to Silverlight Guide – Graphics, Images and Display List

The second edition of the Flash to Silverlight Guide has been posted! This edition includes new sections on Graphics and Images and Displaying Objects, as well as a bit of a facelift to the site. Some of the previous feedback … Continue reading

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Image Blitting in Silverlight with WriteableBitmapEx

During a conversation with Jesse Freeman, AKA the Flash Bum, he directed me to one of his tutorials on image composition with Flash. The tutorial, called Create Random Torn Photos with Actionscript 3.0, demonstrates a very cool way to dynamically … Continue reading

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Flash to Silverlight Guide – MovieClip to UserControl

The first sections of the new Flash to Silverlight Guide are up! The purpose of this guide is to familiarize developers and designers with Silverlight concepts by relating them to Flash concepts. Comparisons are drawn between each pair of concepts … Continue reading

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An early look at the new Project Rosetta tutorial site

One of the projects I’m working on this year is the revitalization of the Project Rosetta site. The goal of the site is to provide tutorials for designers and UI developers demonstrating how to use existing skills with new technologies. … Continue reading

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Speaking on Designer/Developer workflow tools with Ryan Stewart on Oct 21

Since its inception, the Seattle Interact group’s goal has been to talk about designer and developer integration topics without a specific technology bias. The experiment has been interesting, but this October we are putting the idea to a true test. … Continue reading

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Project Rosetta turns into a MIX09 workshop

I’m excited to say that the spirit of the Project “Rosetta Stone” Tutorials, which is “using what you know” has become a MIX09 workshop. The workshop is entitled “Shio o Totte: Using What You Know” and the description is as … Continue reading

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