Opera still on the fence about Silverlight

As I’ve reported before, the Opera web browser has less than stellar support for Microsoft’s Silverlight applications. During a net-meeting with Opera product executive Oleg Tukhin the Norwegian online magazine Amobil.no, my brother Ole asked if we will be seeing proper support for Microsoft’s Silverlight platform in the near future. The answer was somewhat ambiguous:…

Previewing Silverlight Applications in Your Browser With Expression Development Server

If you’ve tried placing a Silverlight application in a HTML page in Expression Web 2 (or any other web authoring application for that matter) and previewing it in your browser you know it doesn’t work. Here is a small exerpt from my upcoming book Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 2 in 24 Hours that…

Silverlight in Opera (but no Silverligth 2 – at least not yet)

Silverlight is supposed to support the excellent Opera web browser, but there is a long road between theory and reality. As of right now, a clean instal of Silverlight will not function at all in Opera, even with the “masking” or “cloaking” feature. According to Opera themselves, Silverlight was supported already in version 9.22, but…

Is Silverlight the end of Flash?

I got a couple of emails about my post yesterday from angry web devs who wanted to complain about my Microsoft Fanboi attitude toward Silverlight. I won’t post the emails themselves here (let’s put it this way: had they been comments I would have deleted them) but I’ll reiterate their overall message: Microsoft is already…

Silverlight iFrame blocked by WordPress.com!

Ivana Tilca contacted me the other day because she had a problem posting Silverlight content on her blog. On further inspection it turns out it’s impossible to post Silverlight content using the iFrame method on WordPress.com hosted blogs! And since you have limited access to the code set in these blogs I’m guessing the very…

Silverlight Posting Issues – Solved

I encountered some weird problems trying to post Silverligth content in my blog and I can’t find anyone outside of blogs.msdn.com who have done it. My problem seems to arise from a combination of complicated scripts from Microsoft and bad parsing from WordPress not paying attention to the code I was posting. Read on to…

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…

Posting a Silverlight Application – Major Headache

As I promised I’ve made an in-depth video tutorial on how I created the iZufall.com website using Microsoft Expression Design. The video itself was easy enough to make but I spent several hours today trying to conform it to the stats required to be able to upload it to the Silverlight Streaming Server. Turns out…