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UI Frontiers: Finishing the E-Book Reader

Charles Petzold finishes his Windows Phone 7 e-book reader with a Web service that gets the catalog file from Project Gutenberg, and a Pivot control to display a search screen and a list of downloaded books.
25 Oct 2011, 19:00:00   Source: UI Frontiers: Finishing the E-Book Reader   Tags: GUI

UI Frontiers: Pages and Pop-ups in Windows Phone 7

Charles turns to the horror genre in celebration of Halloween as he improves his e-book reader with the addition of “a whole bunch of dialog boxes” to aid in navigation and enhance user interaction.
25 Sep 2011, 19:00:00   Source: UI Frontiers: Pages and Pop-ups in Windows Phone 7   Tags: GUI

Don't Get Me Started: Development Is Design

The user experience is determined by your development skills, and not how pretty your UI is.
29 Aug 2011, 19:00:00   Source: Don't Get Me Started: Development Is Design   Tags: GUI

UI Frontiers: Touch for Text

Text selection can be awkward on a touch interface, but it offers too many benefits to ignore. Charles Petzold shows you how to implement this feature in the context of an e-book reader, using concepts that can be applied to any Windows Phone program that displays text to the screen and allows the reader to interact with that text.
29 Aug 2011, 19:00:00   Source: UI Frontiers: Touch for Text   Tags: GUI

Building an Android Application to Search Twitter

From users to developers, mobile applications used to be (not so long ago) uninteresting. Complicated flows, non-intuitive screens and limited features available used to discourage anyone. PDAs had a poor user interface with limited colors (the first ones were only black and white). It was very complicated and boring to write any code for it. Cell phones used to be a device where you could make and receive phone calls. Eventually you could play some games. But you know what? Even the games were boring most of the time!

8 Aug 2011, 19:00:00   Source: Building an Android Application to Search Twitter   Tags: GUI

UI Frontiers: Font Metrics in Silverlight

Silverlight is a graphical environments that doesn’t provide font metrics to application program developers, so Charles Petzold shows you a workaround to help you lay out text and pages.
28 Jul 2011, 19:00:00   Source: UI Frontiers: Font Metrics in Silverlight   Tags: GUI

Visual Application Launcher

A WinForms UI using WCF services, Entity Framework, repository data access, repository caching, Unit of Work, Dependency Injection, and every other buzz work you can think of!
24 Jun 2011, 13:59:00   Source: Visual Application Launcher   Tags: GUI

UI Frontiers: Principles of Pagination

E-book readers are simple, right? Just render some text and a way you go. Well, maybe it's not that simple after all. We start building an e-book reader for Windows Phone 7 by investigating the mechanism behind paginating the text.
31 May 2011, 19:00:00   Source: UI Frontiers: Principles of Pagination   Tags: GUI

UI Frontiers: Silverlight Printing Basics

Get a handle on the nuts and bolts of adding printing capabilities to your Silverlight apps as Charles walks through programs to print an ellipse, an image and a calendar.
1 May 2011, 19:00:00   Source: UI Frontiers: Silverlight Printing Basics   Tags: GUI

CODE Magazine: 2011 May/Jun

CODE Magazine, Issue 2011 May/Jun is now available!

JavaScript comes in many colors and flavors. In this issue you will learn about using JavaScript in your web applications. Learn plug in development with jQuery UI, examine object oriented concepts with Mootools and explore the world of Async javascript with node.js.

30 Mar 2011, 19:00:00   Source: CODE Magazine: 2011 May/Jun   Tags: GUI