ux musings

Enforce Design Guidelines With Styles And Behaviors

Often times, the design for an interface calls for guidelines that cannot be sufficiently controlled...

Author: Corrina Date: 04/30/2010

Transitions, Animations, and Effects with Blend - Part One

Recently, I was invited to speak at a Portland Silverlight user group meeting about designing great...

Author: Corrina Date: 04/19/2010

Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight - Part Three

The Windows system color theme for Silverlight now includes styles for all toolkit controls except...

Author: Corrina Date: 04/11/2010

Silverlight 4 Notification Window Class

Tim Heuer has a great blog post on the new NotificationWindow class for Silverlight 4 Out-Of-Browser...

Author: Corrina Date: 12/08/2009

Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight - Part Two

The SDK controls are now themed in the Windows system color theme style, and the Toolkit controls...

Author: Corrina Date: 12/01/2009

Windows System Color Theme for Silverlight

Accessibility is important to consider when designing applications. Not only do those with visual,...

Author: Corrina Date: 11/23/2009

Silverlight 3 Application Themes

Before I dive into the Silverlight 3 application themes, I would like to mention some research that...

Author: Corrina Date: 08/30/2009

Props to Two Cool Silverlight Applications

Props to Colaab and SchoolMaster; two nice looking Silverlight applications with very compelling...

Author: Corrina Date: 03/27/2009

Mix 09' Was Amazing!

Mix 09' was amazing! There were so many great announcements and a wide variety of very interesting...

Author: Corrina Date: 03/25/2009

Silverlight 2 Public Release Candidate is Available Now

The first public release candidate for Silverlight 2 is available now, so please download it and...

Author: Corrina Date: 10/01/2008

Rough Skin for Silverlight Beta 2 Is Easy to Customize

One thing that I forgot to mention about the Silverlight beta 2 rough skin is that it is very easy...

Author: Corrina Date: 08/05/2008

Rough Skin Updated for Silverlight Beta 2

I finished updating the rough skin to beta 2. If you would like to use this skin feel free to...

Author: Corrina Date: 08/04/2008

Previous Post's Application Using Live Data Services

All of the code for the sample application described in my previous post is updated and working in...

Author: Corrina Date: 07/23/2008

Bubbly Skin Updated for Beta 2

I finally had a bit of free time to update the bubbly skin to beta 2. If you would like to use this...

Author: Corrina Date: 07/19/2008

Red and Flat Skins Updated for Beta 2

Silverlight 2 beta 2 was just released on June 6th with lots of new features and functionality...

Author: Corrina Date: 06/15/2008

Sample Application Using the Red Skin

In early March, I did Scott Guthrie's Silverlight 2 Digg sample application walkthrough, and it was...

Author: Corrina Date: 05/01/2008

New Visual Design For My Blog

As a user experience designer, the visual design of content I produce is an important consideration....

Author: Corrina Date: 04/29/2008

A New Set of Control Skins

One more set of control skins is up and ready for you to use. I had hoped to have two ready, but one...

Author: Corrina Date: 03/23/2008

Hooking Data up to ListBox and Datagrid

This is a walkthrough of how to hook data up to both ListBox and Datagrid. In this walkthrough,...

Author: Corrina Date: 03/16/2008

Silverlight 2 Control Skins

Last week, Silverlight 2 beta one was the hot topic at the Mix 08 conference that took place in Las...

Author: Corrina Date: 03/10/2008