Expression Design 2 Beta – HUGE Improvements

I’ve had a chance to play around with Expression Studio 2 Beta for about a week now and I can tell you there are some huge improvements in the new releases. Today I’m going to limit my scope to Expression Design 2 Beta. It’s only fair considering how harshly I criticized the first release of…

NaturesCarpet.com – 2nd Expression project live to the world

Finally, after weeks of designs and redesigns my second Expression-only project went live to the world last week. The site – for Vancouver based carpet retailer Colin Campbell & Sons’ new line called Nature’s Carpet – was entirely designed and coded using Expression Design and Expression Web (apart from the tacky Flash intro which was…

Video Tutorial: Editing and Uploading the Zufall Side Buttons

Click here for a full screen version of this video. Here (finally) is my second video in the Zufall series. It was meant to be a walk-through of the implementation process but then I ran across a small problem and decided to make a video about how I fixed it instead. Zufall part II about…

iZufall Project – From Concept to Design using Expression Design

It took way too long but now it’s here: My first video tutorial covering the overall design process of the iZufall.com website using Microsoft Expression Design. In the video I cover the overall design idea, how to import vectorized graphics form Adobe Illustrator and some other neat little things in the program. Staying true to…

Zufall is Live! First project using only Microsoft Expression Suite is on line

When I promised Microsoft I was going to use their new Expression Suite exclusively when designing my next project I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into. A colleague put it quite bluntly: “Are you a masochist?” I don’t think so and after finishing the Zufall project I have to say my early…

Expression Design follow up – Answering questions from Microsoft

So I wake up this morning to discover that Microsoft has taken an interest in my blog (undoubtedly because I posted this blog on one of their forums). Anyway, they responded with some pointers, questions and disagreements. I realized that some of what I had said required some backing up in the form of actual…

Expression Design – Great vectors, annoying layers, terrible exports and more

I don’t know if my way is the right way but when I design sites I always start with the design itself. In the past I’ve used a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia (now Adobe) Fireworks to do this but Expression Design seemed to be a good combination of both so I decided to…