Hello all: I applaud this initiative, that said:
Ease of use question:
I find allot of the stuff in MSDN too hard. In the old days- there was quick updates and working samples of html code (back then it was html)
Most of the stuff in MSDN is now all instructions - with very little USEABLE samples.. for idiots like me.
I’d really like a whole area for (new) developers that can learn stuff - by playing with sample code - and not to be treated like we ever took some course in school.
MSDN locks out every web developer and EVERY designer for sure. There really isn’t any form of Design section on Microsoft’s site. Does this mean I shall be converting to the Gimp? Hardly not. But I do ask – What does Avalon/Aero mean in simple language:
I hear it’s vector based. Does that mean .WMF vector files will work in IE – without jaggies? That illustrator .ai or more importantly to me – Corel CMX or hopefully CDR files – ( all vector) will work in IE ( or what ever it becomes?) I keep hearing PNG – that no app I use even exports too..
Sometimes it may be good for MS to actually survey what designers use to make stuff – just like they do for Business Services Market – of which I have no need.
We are the artists who get by – some of us by the seat of our pants – using your new technologies.. would be great for REALLY EASY new stuff we can get out to clients.
Personally, I’m one step away from learning STANDARDS – and I’m sure you wouldn’t want that would you.
Please RELEASE MORE TOY CODE FOR IE – like in the OLD days
- ive already hacked the shadow menu at Microsoft.com – make it easier – make it do more
I DO NOT NO HOW TO PROGRAM – but that’s what I do