Yesterdays VBUG meeting in Bracknell was very well received and we had some great feedback. Tim Hustler and Simon Sturgees gave a presentation on Silverlight and Visual Studio 2008.
The demand for this event was quite amazing. We were fully subscribed and unfortunately had to turn down attendees. Tim and Simon were the winners of Microsoft’s ‘Be all you can be’ challenge and their presentation focused on recreating the winning web site which is shown below.
Creative Jar’s winning site
Simon began by describing how the controls were put together in Expression. This included an explanation on how the coloration, curves, shadows, gradients and fonts were designed. During the second part of the demo, Tim described how the controls were built including the logic behind the page and the track controls on the page. For me, it was very interesting seeing a designer at work and seeing the interaction between designer and developer.
The source code for this event can be downloaded from the Creative Jar site below:
Well done to Tim and Simon for a great presentation and thanks also to Conchango and Michelle Flynn for supporting this meeting.