Tutorials for Designers and UI Developers: Project Rosetta
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Project Rosetta is a site designed to help designers and UI developers learn how to take existing skills and apply them in the context of a different technology. The site hosts tutorial series that start from common practical skills; each lesson illustrates how to apply those skills to create new user experiences in Silverlight with Expression Blend and related tools.
Through the Eyes of Blend
The first set of tutorials posted on the revitalized Project Rosetta site is called
Through the Eyes of Blend. No code or prior knowledge of Silverlight is needed. You can learn about the features of the Silverlight platform just by drawing, resizing, and moving elements around the design surface of Expression Blend.
Drawing an emoticon in Expression Blend
First steps in getting to know the tools and workspace in Blend
Learn to use Scale, Rotate, Skew and 2.5D Transformations
Get Started with Animation
A Quick Overview on Creating Time-Based Animations
Playing Video with the MediaElement
Using the flexible MediaElement control as a reusable Surface
Arranging Pictures to Learn Layout
Use the Grid, StackPanel, ScrollableViewer and Border to position Images
A Look at Text in Silverlight
Learn about Displaying Text, Font Properties and Embedding Fonts
Styling and Skinning Controls
Customize the Look by Setting Properties and Building Templates
Styling and working with Design-Time Data
Explore how Templates and Bindings are used to display dynamic data
Giving Behaviors a Test Drive
A brief overview and walkthrough of the Behaviors included with Blend
In addition to the
Through the Eyes of Blend tutorial that was recently published, the Project Rosetta team has more on tap. New tutorials will include:
- Flash to Silverlight, for v.3
- Experimental Image Effects
- and more…
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