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Working with Tile Notifications in Windows 8 Store Apps – Part I by dwahlin

One of the features that really makes Windows 8 apps stand out from others is the tile functionality on the start screen. While icons allow a user to start an application, tiles provide a more engaging way to engage the user and draw them into an application...

Getting Started Building Windows 8 Store Apps with XAML/C# by dwahlin

Technology is fun isn’t it? As soon as you think you’ve figured out where things are heading a new technology comes onto the scene, changes things up, and offers new opportunities. One of the new technologies I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with...
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Rendering Text with the HTML5 Canvas by dwahlin

In a previous post I walked through the fundamentals of rendering shapes such as squares and circles using the HTML5 Canvas API. In this post I’ll provide a simple example of rendering and rotating text. To render text you can use the fillText() or strokeText...

New Pluralsight Course: HTML5 Canvas Fundamentals by dwahlin

I just finished up a new course for Pluralsight titled HTML5 Canvas Fundamentals that I had a blast putting together. It’s all about the client and involves a lot of pixel manipulation and graphics creation which is challenging and fun at the same time...

Getting Started with CSS Media Queries by dwahlin

If you've ever printed a page and noticed that it looks different than the actual page displayed in the browser you've more than likely witnessed a CSS media type in action. By using CSS media types such as "print", backgrounds, navigation bars...

Code and Slides: Getting Started Building Windows 8 HTML/JavaScript Metro Apps by dwahlin

This presentation is from a talk I gave at the spring 2012 DevConnections conference. It covers some of the key topics you need to know to get started building Windows 8 HTML/JavaScript Metro apps including navigation options, UI surfaces that can be...

Call for Speakers – Fall 2012 ClientDev Connections by dwahlin

John Papa and I just sent out a call for abstracts for the upcoming Fall 2012 DevConnections conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV. If you’re interested in presenting on client-side development topics such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery (or another...

Creating Metro Style Icons with Metro Studio by dwahlin

I normally don’t post about 3rd part software or giveaways but I’m really impressed with Syncfusion’s new Metro Studio product after downloading it today (registration required). It’s includes 600 free icons and you can easily customize the icons. I don...
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Looking Forward: Single Page Apps, Client-Side Databinding, Entity Change Tracking, and Windows 8 by dwahlin

I had the opportunity to attend the MVP Summit and some other events that were also running up in Redmond, WA for Windows 8 and ASP.NET this past week and if there’s one thing I learned it’s that Microsoft’s developers definitely aren’t sitting around...

Upcoming ASP.NET, HTML5 and Windows 8 Talks and Workshops at DevConnections 2012 by dwahlin

It’s that time of the year again! DevConnections 2012 is right around the corner and we have a lot of great new workshops and sessions planned for the ASP.NET and Client-Dev (HTML5, Windows 8 Metro, JavaScript, jQuery, etc.) tracks. The keynote at DevConnections...
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