<whisper>I’ll let you you in on a little secret. There are people out there who know how to create a beautiful UI. They’re called designers. I’d just as soon call them artists.</whisper>
Ask a gathering of programmers about creative UI and most will tell you that their design skills are still back at the 3rd grade level. Good thing Microsoft is letting the developer and designer work together in WPF, don’t you think? That way we get the best of both worlds.
Now that .NET 3.0 has been out for a couple months we’re starting to see some working examples of applications.
There are a bazillion Flickr applications floating around the net. Since Flickr published their API it’s simple to build an app to call their site and get photos.
My new favorite is Nostalgia by Thirteen23. Nostalgia is a beautiful example of what can be created in .NET when your team has an artistic eye and a programmers soul.
I’m starting my videocasts today. I’m still working out the details but I think I’m going to use Vimeo for the hosting site. On of the benefits of Vimeo is they you can download the original video in addition to the watching the Flash player.
Please let me know how the service works for you.
I’m not happy with the production on the video in a few places. But it’s my first one, so cut me some slack :>
This Videocast show how the Nostalgia application works. I plan on doing a few of these kinds of videocasts for those of you who don’t have the .NET 3.0 framework installed and want to see what WPF can do.
Also I’m looking at the apps, not from the consumer standpoint only, but as at developer. How did they write this app? What WPF tools did they use.