Wednesday March 28, 2007 23:05
MTS07: Windows Expression Blend
Also there is very interesting session about WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) by Celso Gomes, Designer. He introduced the first preview of Windows Expression Blend.
Despite there are a few designer, he excellently demoed Blend to us. He gave the step-by-step tutorial to make 2D and 3D animation and slideshow with Microsoft Expression Blend. The demo clips is now available captured by me.
In my thought, it seems to be a mix of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. The user interface is very free and smooth to treat behavior of design objects. He said it’s important separation between designers and developers. As you know, there are many competed vendors such as Apple and Adobe. Many designer don’t want to change their skills to another one. The key point is whether WPF/e is successful or not. Anyway I think it’s better than Flex development tools. Most of attendees are not familiar with WPF technology, so he presented various WPF/e examples.