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Pimp My Website

  1. 1. Frank La Vigne | Tablet PC MVP | Budding Author<br />Lead Designer, Applied Information Sciences<br />www.franksworld.com | frank@franksworld.com<br />@tableteer | @SilverlightDC | @XAMLTOE <br />
  2. 2. Let Me Explain What I Mean<br />
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  5. 5. Goals<br />This talk won’t make you rich<br />This talk won’t restore your car<br />You can’t learn Photoshop in 75 Minutes<br />Ditto for Illustrator<br />But you can learn to expand your mind<br />And get Inspired<br />
  6. 6. But Why?<br />Time = Money<br />Pimping consumes time<br />Therefore: <br />Pimping my web site costs money<br />Money is tight now, you know.<br />
  7. 7. Everyone Has a Website Now<br />
  8. 8. Crush the Competition<br />
  9. 9. Have a Strategy<br />
  10. 10. Remember Usability Trumps All<br />People come to your site to do something, not to sit in awe of your animation skills or command of creating gradients.<br />
  11. 11. Gel Buttons Only Go So Far<br />
  12. 12. But Let’s Make Some Anyway<br />Demo: Templating Controls<br />
  13. 13. Adding Video<br />
  14. 14. Deep Zoom<br />
  15. 15. Adding a Little 3D<br />
  16. 16. Location Awareness<br />
  17. 17. Maps Today: AJAX Based<br />
  18. 18. Learn More<br />Photoshop =&gt; psdtuts.com<br />Vector =&gt; vector.tutsplus.com<br />Design =&gt; SmashingMagazine.com<br />Twitter =&gt; @patternhead<br />
  19. 19. Blend 3 Launch Extravaganza<br />Prizes<br />$100 Gift Card<br />Swag<br />October 28 7pm<br />1900 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA<br />See caparea.net/Silverlight for details<br />Twitter: @SilverlightDC<br />3<br />
  20. 20. Contact Info<br />Frank La Vigne<br />www.FranksWorld.com<br />frank@franksworld.com<br />@Tableteer<br />

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