Authored Content, Episode 15: Unity, Netflix, WordPress Post Formats, One Less JPG, and the Success Loch Ness

This week’s Authored Content became a sunsetting edition of sorts. Joined by Lisa Larson-Kelley the team talked Unity sunsetting Flash, Netflix sunsetting Silverlight, the huge controversy surrounding Post Formats in WordPress 3.6, whether one less JPG will make up for un-minimized JavaScript and finally Twitter sunsetting the Fail Whale.

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…