FREE Expression Blend & Design Training!

Here is a link to some awesome Microsoft Expression training materials - all the content, demos, labs, and resources from a nationwide two-day training event:  

http://www.microsoft.com/expression/kc/resources.aspx?product=all&type=selfstudy

Here's the scoop:

"This two-day instructor-led training course provides attendees with a hands-on experience designing user experiences for Windows using Expression Blend a new tool for designers that enables them access to the power of the Windows Presentation Foundation. This course is intended for user interface designers with advanced experience with Flash or Director. An understanding of Visual Studio 2005 or programming skills is not required.

In this course students will work with the following tools and technologies:

  • Expression Blend
  • Expression Design
  • NET Framework 3.0, Windows Presentation Foundation, XAML

Students will cover topics such a designing the user interface for a video player and then converting that into an actual fully functioning video player by defining dynamic layout, creating custom controls, incorporating video, binding controls to work with each other, binding to external XML data to create an interactive video catalog and more. Designers will also experience other real world scenarios where they will discover the huge potential that Expression Blend enables them to have to dramatically increase the experience of a Windows application. After the course, students will get access to a website containing all of the training materials. "

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