Here's an interesting look at how User interfaces (or user experiences) come to fruition, and how difficult it can be going from an designer's vision to actual implementation. In this video from a Win CE presentation at Computex in Taiwan, there's talk of bringing better tools to designers to lessen the load on developers.
Without getting too terribly technical, let's just say that there's a good possibility that we could see some of this stuff future versions of Windows Mobile. You'll recall that Windows Mobile is based off CE, so we're not quite talking apples and oranges here. And we know of at least one designer [via UX Evangelist] who is working on the Windows Mobile 7 interface using this very markup language.
The simple, simple version? Watch the video. (Silverlight (opens in new tab) required.) Read more about it here (opens in new tab). It's cool stuff. (And we love the "concept HTML rendering engine," which you know as a browser.)
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Is there a downloadable or youtube version available? This video keeps stopping for me, and the wmp version doesn't play either. Damn I'm missing out.
Have any Flash or Adobe AIR running? They don't play well together.
I finally saw it when I switched computers. Don't worry about :p
Seriously man, i have never been able to watch any silverlight based video, it doesn't buffers the video like flash does and i cant play it from back without re-streaming it. With flash based video, i just let it load a bit and then play, but no option with SL. Although What SL does is streaming in its true sense, but here in India many of us are still stuck with 256 KBPS connections, and there is no way in which people like me can watch it. Silverlight fails to impress me in this regard.
Its not Silverlight or Flash, its all upto the developer/ designer, that how he wants it to happen. Even Cnet tv videos doesn't support playback, even being based on playback.
You can find all MS based videos, based on SL, playbackable.
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