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Declaring your DataContext in markup

<i>This blog post was authored by Steve White, a Senior Content Developer on the Windows Phone team.</i><p><i>– Adam</i><p>Setting the <b>DataContext</b> property to a view …

An introduction to HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design

In this tutorial we’ll be dealing with some basic HTML5 additions and their uses. We’ll also be creating a simple animated gallery using just CSS3 …

Microsoft: jQuery 2.0 Will Add Full Support For Windows Store Apps

The next version of jQuery, the popular JavaScript library, will drop support for Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t very bullish about getting developers to use jQuery 2.0 and HTML5 to develop “a new wave of jQuery-based Windows Store applications.”<p>As Microsoft …

Windows 8 Store Applications Vs. WPF Applications

Today’s Windows Developer faces a crucial decision: whether to build for the new (shiny!) Windows 8 Store or to build for the Desktop. There are …

Mastering Real-World Constraints (A Case Study)

The Challenge<p>As a Web and mobile app UI design firm, we couldn’t very well ignore the problem for much longer and let prospective clients pinch, …

Web Design

You are not your code.

January 24, '13 Comments [60] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>I'm a lousy programmer. However, I am less lousy than I was last year, and significantly …

Software Development

DropNet2 - async/await, WinRT and more!

<b>UPDATE:</b> DropNet2 has now been renamed to DropNetRT, check out the DropNetRT documentation for more details<p>DropNet has been in NuGet now for 2 years! …

Optimizing Battery Consumption of Windows Phone Applications

<i>This blog post was authored by Rahul Bagaria, a program manager on the Windows Phone developer tools team.</i><p>– <i>Jonathan</i><p>Smartphones have become an …

Fallback HTML5 audio tags for a simple MP3 podcast are harder than you'd think

March 26, '13 Comments [33] Posted in HTML5 | Javascript<p>Sponsored By<p>I've been spending the evenings and weekends lately redesigning the blog and the …

Web Development

60 Flat Web UI Design Inspiration | Web & Graphic Design

Unlimited Downloads : 400,000+ Design Assets<p>Flat design existed long before it became a buzz word. It’s just finally been packaged. Flat design is …

Graphic Design

Why I switched from iOS to Windows Phone and won’t be going back

Why I switched from iOS to Windows Phone and won’t be going back<p>Before I start I want to say up front, <i>yes</i> I worked at Yammer which was acquired by …

Working on TypeScript 0.9: Generics, Overload on Constants and Compiler Performance

The upcoming TypeScript 0.9 release will represent the most significant changes to TypeScript since the first public release last October, bringing …

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