Monthly Archive: April 2011

MIX11 Recap Slides

MIX11 Recap Slides

As promised, here is the slide deck from my talk earlier this week. It’s very similar to the talk I gave at the CapArea Silverlight SIG the week before. Mix11 Recap DevDinner View more presentations from Frank La Vigne

Ten Presentation Tips for Movie Lovers

Ten Presentation Tips for Movie Lovers

SlideShare has a great slide deck on Ten Presentation Tips for Movie Lovers Ten Presentation Tips for Movie Lovers View more presentations from Matt Gambino

Showcase of Creative Navigation Menus

Showcase of Creative Navigation Menus

Smashing Magazine has a great compilation of creative navigation menus. To say that navigation is important to a site’s usability is a gross understatement. So you’ll need to be careful when being “too cute” with such a vital part of your website. Smashing has some advice to keep things usable:...

Speaking at the Dev Dinner

Speaking at the Dev Dinner

Tomorrow night, I’ll be speaking at the Reston Dev Dinner tomorrow night at the Microsoft Reston office. Details below: Background Silverlight 5. HTML5. IE9. Windows Phone 7 — A lot of great things will come out of the MIX11 conference. If you couldn’t make the MIX11 conference this year, then...

How to Speak Wookie

How to Speak Wookie

If you’ve mastered Klingon and are looking to broaden your linguistic skills, then you should be learning to speak Wookie. Everyone’s been there—you’re playing holo chess with a Wookiee, and things get out of hand. You’ve done something to offend him, but you don’t know what. How can you defuse...

Cool WOFF Demo Site

Cool WOFF Demo Site

If Robby Ingebretson’s typography session at MIX11 inspired you to think more about the important of typefaces in web design, then you’ll definitely want to take a look at LostWorldsFairs.com. The site makes heavy use of WOFF, and you can begin to see the creative powers the standard should bring...

HTTP Errors Infrographic

HTTP Errors Infrographic

Here’s a very useful infographic I found via Assertive Magazine: an infrographic reference for HTTP error codes.

Tag Your Resume to Get Noticed

Tag Your Resume to Get Noticed

The Microsoft Tag team blog has a great post about adding a tag to your resume to stand out in a tough job market. From the blog post: Using a 2D barcode (especially a colorful, customized Tag) can set it apart from the rest of the pile and help you...

Kinect for Windows SDK Preview Video

Kinect for Windows SDK Preview Video

The Kinect for Windows SDK is scheduled for release this Spring. Until then, you can watch this website for details on the upcoming release and watch this video promoting the SDK.

MIX11 Recap Tonight (4/21) at CapArea.NET Silverlight SIG

MIX11 Recap Tonight (4/21) at CapArea.NET Silverlight SIG

Tonight, I’ll be presenting at CapArea Silverlight doing a recap of all the happenings last week at MIX11 in Las Vegas. That’s right, I’ll be bringing a little of the Strip to Fabulous Arlington, VA. (4/21 @7PM @ 2300 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA) [ Community Megaphone Event Page | Add...