The growing popularity of Web 2.0 applications is increasing user expectations for high-quality website design, presentation, and functionality. It is into this climate that Microsoft is releasing Silverlight 5, the latest iteration of its cross-browser web presentation technology.
- Microsoft Expression Design, which plays an important role in creating Silverlight assets
- Microsoft Expression Blend, which is used to build user interaction for Silverlight elements
- Microsoft Visual Studio, which manages the interaction between designers and developers, providing the coding environment for nuts and bolts wiring
Once youve mastered the basics, you'll move on to gain a more in-depth knowledge of some of the features introduced with Silverlight 5, including H.264 protected content, right-click event handling, a new printing API, and support for the Managed Extensibility Framework.