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{You Shape} it: A New Site Filled With Silverlight Goodness

Description

Thanks to frankarr, I’ve just discovered another cool website that’s a great example of Silverlight in action. Called {You shape} it, the site is a Microsoft property whose focus is design, development and IT management. Frank says that site reminds him of Dreamworks’ The Neverhood because of its use of claymation. I hadn’t ever heard of that one, but I thought the claymation controls for the video player were a nice touch. However, I really got a kick out of the claymation-styled screensavers – especially the second one where balls of clay roll onto the screen then morph into shapes, objects, and other crazy characters. That’s not to say there isn’t valuable info on the site about design, IT, and development – there’s quite a lot of info, actually, in those corresponding sections (see links above), I just got distracted by the cool claymation transitions between the pages!

The Discussion

  • pokeystuff

    It seems that this website ({You Shape} it) is not built for the latest version of Silverlight. So if you have the current release it will not let you in. This seems to be problem with many Silverlight websites. If you have a later version, and the website has an earlier one. You may have to downgrade. This is not very user friendly. I may check this website out later when they update it... or not at all... since I (and most people these days) have a short attention span. Seems a little ironic that the update to Silverlight was mentioned in the above article. If most people do what I did and install it.. then they will not be able to visit this "Microsoft" website.

    cheers.

  • pokeystuff

    It seems that this website ({You Shape} it) is not built for the latest version of Silverlight. So if you have the current release it will not let you in. This seems to be problem with many Silverlight websites. If you have a later version, and the website has an earlier one. You may have to downgrade. This is not very user friendly. I may check this website out later when they update it... or not at all... since I (and most people these days) have a short attention span. Seems a little ironic that the update to Silverlight was mentioned in the above article. If most people do what I did and install it.. then they will not be able to visit this "Microsoft" website.

    cheers.

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