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Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step--New from Microsoft Press

March 31, 2011

Microsoft Press

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step

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Sebastopol, CA—Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to design rich user interfaces (UI) for Microsoft Silverlight®-based applications using Expression Blend 4. With Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4 Step by Step (Microsoft Press, $44.99 USD), you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them.

"There is a growing audience of RIAs developers and designers and there are a lot of books for developers," say authors Elena Kosinska (@Kosinska) and Chris Leeds. "Despite the importance of good UX design to an application's success, there are few books where one can find useful information for designers. The popular belief is that designers need to be developers to understand RIA. We decided to write this friendly and accessible book: Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step from a designer's point of view for designers or anyone who is interested in creating effective user interfaces for Silverlight applications."

With Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4 Step by Step, you will:

  • Master the Expression Blend 4 core tools and features
  • Use SketchFlow to design a UI prototype
  • Create reusable skins for Silverlight 4 controls
  • Implement interactive elements without writing code
  • Add XAML and C# basics to your design skill set
  • Design custom UI art with tools in Expression® Design 4

Your Step by Step digital content includes:

  • All the book's practice files—ready to download and put to work.
  • Fully searchable online edition of this book—with unlimited access on the Web.

For a review copy or more information please email maryr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Authors

Elena Kosinska is a UI designer focused on prototyping, design, and development of Silverlight and WPF Applications. She's a Microsoft MCT and MVP in Expression Blend. She writes blog posts and articles for UI designers, speaks at various Microsoft events, and has taught WPF/Silverlight courses.

View Elena Kosinska's full profile page.

Chris Leeds has been a Microsoft MVP since before Expression Studio was even added to their catalog. He has written two books on Microsoft Expression Web for Microsoft Press and is currently working on a third, Microsoft Expression Web 4.0 Step by Step.

View Chris Leeds's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0790145300119

Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step Microsoft® Expression Blend® 4 Step by Step
Publisher: Microsoft Press
By Elena Kosinska, Chris Leeds
Print ISBN: 9780735639010   Ebook ISBN: 9780735660656  
Pages: 432
Print Price: $44.99   Ebook Price: $35.99  

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