Monday Mar 10, 2014 at 05:42 PM | Posted by: Tres Watkins
Local, small businesses find themselves in a hard spot, especially if they’re retail, because large online entities have more resources to market to customers while maintaining lower prices. Product price isn’t a selling point in an environment where a competitor’s price is easy to find and match. When products are the same and all prices are even, one characteristic that disting... [More]
Thursday Oct 31, 2013 at 08:05 PM | Posted by: Stephen Jebaraj
We have published the official Road Map for our upcoming Volume 4 release, which is scheduled for December 5 of this year. Volume 4 will bring a lot of exciting updates to all our major platform suites, including JavaScript, WinRT, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, Windows Phone, and Windows forms. The major highlight of the Volume 4 update will be the first official release of our JavaScript su... [More]
Thursday Oct 17, 2013 at 10:39 PM | Posted by: Angelica Roman
The halls of the San Jose Convention Center were buzzing with excitement at yesterday’s reception. Fresh from an inspirational keynote speech, MobileCON 2013 attendees flooded into the exhibit floor ready to learn and explore. Between eating, drinking, and milling around, the time went by extremely fast! Attendees stopped by the Syncfusion booth to chat with our developers on hand, Davis Je... [More]
Tuesday Oct 8, 2013 at 06:51 PM | Posted by: Daniel Jebaraj
The release of Windows 8.1 is around the corner. A breadth of opinion has been written about the Windows 8 user interface, but when all is said and done, Windows 8 is a revolutionary update that propels Windows into the age of tablets and touch devices. As is usually the case with Microsoft, it has listened to feedback and made careful tweaks to the user experience with Windows 8.1. At Syncf... [More]
Thursday Oct 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM | Posted by: Graham High
Steve Ballmer is leaving his post as the CEO of Microsoft within the next year. For more than a decade, Ballmer has guided the corporation through a gamut of software and hardware development, including the world-dominating Windows XP operating system, the Xbox video game console that continues to rival Sony's and Nintendo's offerings, and the current frontiers of cloud services and tablet devices... [More]
Monday Sep 30, 2013 at 11:11 PM | Posted by: Tres Watkins
A few weeks back I wrote about the challenge of writing copy to fit the Live Tiles of the Windows Start screen. Tight space, rotating text, and the dominant role of photos call the copywriter—who, these days, will likely be the developer—to be conscientious of the writing and how it’s seen by the user. The flat-design of the new Windows 8 interface is simple and efficient, but... [More]
Friday Sep 6, 2013 at 08:35 PM | Posted by: Morgan Cartier
Our third Essential Studio volume release of the year has brought exciting updates to our award-winning suite, including a variety of enhancements across our existing controls, as well as some interesting new ones, such as a powerful data grid for Windows Phone. However, the focus of this release has been improving our enterprise mobile development tools and adding LightSwitch compatibility to sev... [More]
Tuesday Aug 13, 2013 at 11:03 AM | Posted by: Tres Watkins
Windows 8 gives us a new paradigm in digital design, one that tethers iconography, photography, and copy together to communicate the purpose and status of an app. Microsoft’s Live Tiles not only represent an app’s identity, they also display updates to the app’s key content. Live tiles on the Start screen do more than declare what the app is; they convey to users that your app is... [More]

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