Conversations with Mor10, Episode 3: Aaron Gustafson and the Web Standards Sherpa

Web standards matter, now more than ever. While at MIX11 I attended a session with web standards guru Aaron Gustafson on a new project called Web Standards Sherpa. It’s a great site where web standards and usability experts dissect sites and point out the good and the bad to help all of us build a…

blendinsider.com – Metro and WordPress hand in hand

WordPress + Metro style + responsive design. That was the baseline when designing and building blendinsider.com – the Microsoft Expression Blend Team Blog: Create a modern design that used the latest in web technologies (HTML5), played well with mobile devices and reflected the new and quite different look of Microsoft. Though the site launched in late December…

Breaking the silence: What I’ve been doing over the summer

If you follow this site and my Tweets you will surely have noticed my relative silence over the summer. Well, there is a reason… more precicely 3 reasons. I’ve been colossally busy dealing with three major projects that as of now are either nearing completion or at a point where I can start focusing on…

Introducing Expression Studio 4 Web Professional

As I’m packing up for a rush trip to Norway to see my dad defending his doctor’s dissertation the Microsoft Expression team is hard at work in New York City presenting the new version of my favourite web development application Expression Web 4. Now packaged as Expression Studio 4 Web Professional and bundled with Expression…

YouTube joins the movement to phase out Internet Explorer 6

One of the cool things about SuperPreview (the browser testing application that comes packaged with the new Microsoft Expression Web 3) is that it lets you check any site against older browsers. So when I have a couple of minutes to spare I test out well known sites to see if they comply with web…

This is Expression Web 3

Expression Web 3 is now available for trial download directly from Microsoft. Click here to join in on the fun! It’s no secret that I’ve been playing around with various pre-beta and beta versions of version three of Microsoft Expression Web for the last few months, all in preparation for the release of my new…

10 reasons you’ll love Windows 7, part three: Aero Snap Gives You Window Control

There are a lot of subtle functions and effects built into Windows 7 that may seem either rudimentary or pointless at first glance but end up being very useful when you realize what they can do. Of these the new window control tool called Aero Snap is a much needed and hugely effective addition. Snap…

10 reasons you’ll love Windows 7, part two: The Taskbar

The Windows taskbar was introduced with Windows 95 and has functioned as a launching application as well as a place to store and access minimized or hidden windows. But through all it’s following iterations it never really changed. Meanwhile other OS developers were introducing fancy new features like application docking and taskbar customization and Windows…

10 reasons you’ll love Windows 7, part one: It just works!

I’ve been using Windows 7, first in Beta and now in Release Candidate, since early March or so. And I am thorroughly impressed. I was never a Vista hater – and I think most Vista haters either never actually tried Vista or refused to accept that Vista and XP were not the same thing –…

In rewrite mode: New version of my book on the way!

Since Amazon.com was kind enough to list my book months before it’s done and I’ve been Tweeting about it for weeks there really is no reason to pretend it’s a secret any more: I am currently in the process of revising my book Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web in 24 Hours 3 for the…