RIA is slowly fading in terms of it's definition.
Avg Rating: 0When I first started the RIA Evangelism role in Microsoft, I had this nagging feeling that the term RIA was just all over the place. Depending on which technology you are backing and which stream of alliance you uphold, the truth is the term was destined to be abused before it really took off. I…
What resolution do you design RIA in?
Avg Rating: 0I read an interesting post this morning on how the author wanted folks to consider the 800px resolution for their designs. He cites that although he has a large resolution, it doesn't mean that he's not also using other applications at the same time. ...But with 1900+ pixels, I keep half for…
A Flash Guru Talks about Silverlight
Avg Rating: 0Jesse Warden (dot Kizz-ohm) was recently in town to meet with Bill Gates and the Silverlight team. Jesse is well-known for helping people fuse hardcore coding and Flash design. Between the lively and top-secret internal meetings, Nishant grabbed a camera and asked Jesse to share some of his…
Interview: Cynergy Systems' Dave Wolf
Avg Rating: 0When you first type in http://labs.cynergysystems.com you are presented with a matrix style decision. On the left you have the red pill whilst on the right you have the blue pill. This one screen summarises Cynergy Systems really well, as it shows this is a true agnostic company willing to place…
2008 Prediction: The year of the RIA Device Discussion.
Avg Rating: 0Like most technology bloggers today, I also will take a stab at a prediction for 2008. The prediction is simple; this will be the year that we engage in discussion around devices and RIA. State of PlayDevices are getting smarter, more usable and most important of all – cheap. If you are like me,…
You're a RIA Architect, I want to hear you say it..
Avg Rating: 0I was asked via Steam Chat today from a close friend of mine "Where can I get some decent RIA work.." to which I had a fumbled reply (weakness here for our RIA community). It was a great question and something I've often thought about in terms of how our RIA communities from both Adobe…
Putting the Rich in RIA : User Account Profiles.
Avg Rating: 0A User Account Today.Typically when you set out to build a RIA, you look at what data you're about to keep about a persons account. In that obviously "Username, Password and Email" are three key pieces of information you need to begin. The rest is the other metadata associated to an…
RIA can be a business game!
Avg Rating: 0Gaming companies have a tougher hurdle to beat then most line of business application (LOB) vendors, as you see gaming is something you do when you're not in front of the LOB applications or when not at school. As a result, you can't let things slide. You're audience are less forgiving and demand…
RIA: 10 Questions on Icon Design - I ask our Microsoft Design folks to respond.
Avg Rating: 0I have an Icon fetish that is disturbingly wrong. In that I collect them, horde them and will happily spend Microsoft's good hard earned money on as many of them as I can find - if allowed. Yet, what makes Icon's so special? in that why do they enhance an applications user interface to the point…
RIA: Difference between an Application and Website.
Avg Rating: 0There are many things that make up a RIA today. I posted last week about Interactive vs Internet, and I think it's played out enough. Personally my conclusion is to let the "I" be silent, and it could be "Information, Interactive, Internet, Interface, Idiocy" etc. "I"…