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.toolbox – Free online Silverlight and Expression Blend training

March 12, 2010


Woohoo, the site is live! .toolbox is a free online training program where designers and developers can learn to create Silverlight applications using Expression Studio and to apply basic UX concepts to their solutions.

I was lucky enough to get involved with the project while it was coming together and I’m very excited to see it out there in the wild.  I hope you really enjoy the training content.  This site will be the answer to two questions I am asked often:

To Get Started

  1. Go to .toolbox and sign up using your Windows Live ID
  2. Visit the School section and explore the curriculum.
  3. Select a module, watch the videos, and follow along using the provided guide & assets.
  4. Take the evaluation for a completed level to achieve a badge.
  5. Broadcast your achievements by posting to Twitter and Facebook.

Useful Links

  1. Guillem
    March 13, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Thank you. This promises to be a great source of content to learn how to design with Blend!

    There is a broken link on the page “design III | level 1” (http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox/school/modules.aspx?lid=6&mid=18), it is impossible to download the guide + assets + video zip file, the guide + assets link works correctly though.

    Here is the faulty link: http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/9/7/3973BEAA-D9EF-4CBB-B1C9-9E5640587F06/03_Design_Fundamentals_PartIII_AssetsGuideVideos.zip

    Can you ask the people in charge of making the content available to fix this link please?

    Thank you.

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