Mix08 has been announced!   March 5 to 7, 2008 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

Using Silverlight To Render HTML with Custom Fonts: Sistr

A commonly hit HTML limitation is the inability to easily use custom fonts.  Since you’re limited to the fonts installed on the machine, you have no way of ensuring that “MyFont.tff” is already on the client. Fil‘s written a way to have Silverlight do the dirty work.  It’s a called Sistr, and is a a spin on the Flash powered sIFR.  All you have to do is drop his javascript file in to your page and add the appropriate css tags. You can find out all about it here.

Silverlight 1.0!

Earlier today, the first version of Silverlight went out the door!!  Silverlight is Microsoft’s cross-platform, cross-browser plugin aimed at enabling rich media experiences and interactive applications on the web.  (And with the newly announced Novell Moonlight partnership, Silverlight will be available on Windows, Mac, AND Linux.) Hats off to the folks who made it happen.   On a personal note, I joined the Silverlight team last week, and am SUPER excited to be working on the 1.1 release.  The team has done an incredible job with 1.0, and I think things are just going to keep getting  better and better.  🙂   If you haven’t had …