Expression Studio and Silverlight – Melbourne PHP User Group Meeting

Date: Thursday 12th July 2007
Time: 7.00pm


Hitwise Melbourne
Level 6, 580 St Kilda Rd

Expression Studio Round Up – Dave Glover – 7:15 – 8:00pm

Coinciding with the official release of Silverlight, Microsoft have recently launched a bunch of brand new tools for web development work called Expression Studio, with the express purpose of enabling collaboration between developers and designers in creating standards based websites. Featured in this suite of applications is Expression Web, a web authoring tool with comprehensive support for css and… PHP!

Dave Glover will be coming along to give us the low-down.

Doing Silverlight with PHP – Ben Cornwell – 8:15 – 9:00pm

Silverlight is Microsoft’s offering in world rich-client platforms like Flex and Open Laszlo. Based on XAML, Silverlight provides a framework for creating user interfaces for the web that are standards compliant, great looking and encompass complex animation, audio and video.

Ben’s presentation will provide an introduction to Silverlight and a live demonstration of how to create Silverlight interfaces with PHP and AJAX.

Socialising & Networking – 9:00pm onward

After the meeting we’ll be moving downstairs to the Cartel Bar, for an informal chat over a few cold ones.

Pizza, softdrink, tea, coffee and comfy swivel chairs will be provided with compliments of our major sponsor, Hitwise.

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