Microsoft Expression Blend Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 12, 2007 - Computers - 734 pages
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  • Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer will simplify the development of rich, interactive Web applications and this comprehensive reference introduces every tool and characteristic of this new software
  • Detailing the ins and outs of the program, veteran authors Gurdy and Mary Leete provide professional Web designers, developers, and serious home users with the know-how they need to create amazing Web sites
  • Readers interested in online game development will enjoy the coverage of 3D Web animations-something Flash can't do
  • Key topics include working with drawings, text, and 3D objects; adding audio, video, and animation; programming Expression Interactive Designer; and more
  • Discusses how to integrate this program with the Vista operating system as well as other components of the Expression suite
  

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Contents

Exploring New User Interface Techniques
1
Chapter
2
Working with the Workspace
29
Designing a NextGeneration Interface
69
Deploying Your Application Securely
103
Creating and Transforming Vector Graphics
129
Manipulating Color Fills Gradients and Transparency
147
Transferring Colors Gradients and More
160
Applying Principles of Animation to User Interface Design
407
Constructing Controls and Layouts
417
Creating and Customizing Controls
419
Employing Principles of Usability in NextGeneration User Interface Construction
469
Arranging Layout Panels
491
Applying Principles of Usability to Panel Layout
517
Coding Data Binding and XAML
531
Writing Code
533

Creating Styles and Using Resources
183
Using Principles of Graphic Design to Create NextGeneration
207
Designing with Type
227
Styling Text and Using WPF Typographical Features
257
Using Principles of Typographic Design to Enhance the User Experience
287
Creating Cinematic User Interfaces
305
Using and Positioning Cameras
327
Employing Principles of 3D Design to Add Depth to
353
Adding Audio Video and Animation
359
Animating 3D Objects
395
Adding Navigation and Popup Windows
538
RenderTransform vs LayoutTransform in the Codebehind File
565
Adding Controls and Children in the Codebehind File
574
Adding a Timer to Create Clocks Drawers and Other Animations
583
Data Binding
597
More XAML
635
Putting It All Together
653
Glossary
665
Index
687
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About the author (2007)

Gurdy and Mary Leete are authors and coauthors of several top-selling books on Flash technology. Gurdy is an instructor of interactive media design and an award-winning user interface designer.

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