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  • What is this session about We will cover the tools that we use on projects some of which are not in the Expression Suite. Are our own experiences from projects that we have worked on for paying clients that have tight deadlines. And strategies for how to change your workflow when using Silverlight and WPF in your team What you will walk away with This session aims to help you build the next generation of Silverlight and WPF applications Skinning code Deep zoom demo code Complete white labelled application mashup in Silverlight

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  • 1. Beauty & the Geeks The perfect blend of left brain & right brain Richard Griffin & Felix Corke
  • 2. Who are we?
    • Felix Corke
      • Interactive Designer
      • (Design Geek)
    • Richard Griffin
      • Interactive Developer
      • (Code Geek)
  • 3. Who is t he “Dev-igner”?
  • 4.  
  • 5. Investment Bank
  • 6. Investment Bank
  • 7. Mix UK Reader
  • 8. McLaren
  • 9. IPTV
  • 10. BBC Big Zoomy Thing www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2008/zoom
  • 11. So how do you make it work?
    • Continual collaboration
    • Continual iteration
  • 12. Collaboration: Let’s take an example
  • 13. Workflow
    • Developer
    • Setup & Data
    • Data binding
    • Triggers & hooks
    • Designer
    • Layouts & controls
    • Styles & templates
    • Polish animations
  • 14. Design Tools
    • Existing skills
      • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop etc.
      • HTML, CSS
      • Flash/Keyframe animation
    • New tools
      • Mostly Blend
      • Expression Suite:
      • Design, Encoder, Media
  • 15. Expression Blend: Xaml Centrale
  • 16. Visual Studio 2008
  • 17. Don’t Panic!
    • VS2008 is scary, but...
    • Not as scary as you think.
    • Developer will get you started
    • Why do I need to use this...
  • 18. Why Visual Studio and TFS?
    • Provides a home for files
    • Simultaneous collaboration
    • Blend doesn’t do this (yet)
  • 19. Some Tips: Designer
    • Vectors over bitmaps
    • Learn the layout controls
    • Spoof graphic styles
  • 20. Some Tips: Designer
    • Skinning -
    • Use someone else’s!
    • blogs.msdn.com/corrinab
    • <Style TargetType=&quot; TextBlock &quot; x:Key=&quot; TextBlockH1 &quot;>
    • <Setter Property=&quot; FontSize &quot; Value=&quot; 22 &quot;/>
    • <Setter Property=&quot; FontFamily &quot; Value=&quot; Segoe UI &quot;/>
    • <Setter Property=&quot; Padding &quot; Value=&quot; 4 &quot;/>
    • <Setter Property=&quot; Foreground &quot; Value=“ #C70700 ”/>
    • </Style>
  • 21. Some Tips: Developer
    • Hold hands with your designer
    • Don’t bury it in the code
    • Learn Xaml
    • Use Blend
  • 22. 3 rd Party Components
    • Export to Xaml
      • Illustrator: Mike Swanson @ microsoft
      • Fireworks: Infragistics
    • Components
        • Identity Mine
        • Infragistics
        • Telerik
  • 23. Some tools to help you
    • Kaxaml
    • notstatic.com
    • kaxaml.com
    • XAMLPadX
    • blogs.msdn.com/llobo
  • 24. XAMLPadX
  • 25. Kaxaml
  • 26. Deep Zoom Tools
    • Deep Zoom Composer
    • Designer builds,
    • developer makes it work
  • 27. Key considerations again
    • Design for buildability
    • Code for designers
    • Work together
  • 28. Watch these spaces too...
    • blogs.msdn.com/tims
    • blogs.msdn.com/jaimer
    • blogs.msdn.com/corrinab
    • blogs.msdn.com/scottgu
    • silverlight.net
    • www.slxlab.com
  • 29. Any questions? del.icio.us/grippa blogs.conchango.com/richardgriffin blogs.conchango.com/felixcorke