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An early look at the new Project Rosetta tutorial site

September 28, 2009

One of the projects I’m working on this year is the revitalization of the Project Rosetta site. The goal of the site is to provide tutorials for designers and UI developers demonstrating how to use existing skills with new technologies.

The first version of the site was published last year with a series on Flash to Silverlight. The content has since been outdated and originally limited as it was written against Silverlight 2. Version 3 of Silverlight provides more functionality for tutorials written on design, interactivity and experimentation.

Although the new Flash to Silverlight series is not available yet (planned for late October), I did want to share some of the progress made so far.

You will now find the Project Rosetta site at it’s new home as a Lab on MIX Online.

And, we’ve published an set of tutorials called Through the Eyes of Blend:

This series of tutorials provides an overview of the Silverlight platform through the eyes of Expression Blend.

This allows the reader to learn about the features of Silverlight by simply drawing, resizing, dragging and dropping elements on the design surface of Blend. No code or prior Silverlight knowledge needed.

Try the new tutorials and let me know what you think. The next set of tutorials will be using a similiar visual style. Then once the Flash to Silverlight series has been completed we will be moving on to the experimental image effects space.

If you’d like to be involved in contributing, please send me an email with details on the type of content you’d like to write about.

  1. September 29, 2009 at 4:09 am

    It’s about time!

    It’s about time that Rick Barraza’s tutorials were brought back because they provided a way for typical Silverlight developers to learn to see the real power of Silverlight outside of the typical Silverlight project architecture – learning to think out-of-the-box sort of.

    Rick’s tutorials should not be labeled as archived but given the visibility they deserve.

    David Roh

  1. September 28, 2009 at 3:20 pm
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