• Microsoft eyes XAML to unite Web pros

    Bridging the gap between application developers and Web designers has always been a problem for companies building high-impact Web sites. Now Microsoft thinks it has the answer through its use of an XML-based language called XAML.

  • Microsoft takes aim at interface design

    Multimedia developer Jered Cuenco calls it the "gray box application" phenomenon: when a developer, befuddled by a graphic designer's computer-drawn mockups and unclear instructions, comes back with a prototype full of generic gray buttons, plain white backgrounds, oversize headlines in blinking Times New Roman text and other such crimes against user interfaces.

  • Poster design competition calls for entries

    “Protect Seals” is this year’s theme for Design Against Fur (DAF), the fourth annual international art poster design competition presented by the Fur Free Alliance (FFA), which includes the Animal Protection Institute (API), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

  • European Logo Design Annual 2006 debuts

    EULDA, the European Logo Design Annual, is a new awards scheme aimed at graphic designers across Europe. The awards are decided by an innovative three-tiered structure that lets members of the general public decide on the overall winner.

  • Microsoft offers Web design tool betas

    Microsoft Tuesday released public beta versions of two of the three applications comprising its upcoming Expression suite of Web and content design software.

  • Microsoft targets Web designers

    With a new conference slated for March, Microsoft will attempt to woo a developer segment that's traditionally been a hard sell – creative types who build and design multimedia Web applications.

  • Eye Candy 5 plug-in delivers textures

    Alien Skin Software has released Eye Candy 5: Textures, an assortment of 10 texture generator plug-ins that are compatible with Adobe Photoshop 7, Photoshop Elements 2, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8 and Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004 on Mac or Windows.

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