From the Back Cover
The impact of an aesthetically pleasing user interface is remarkable. Web site visitors respond eagerly to attractive, easy-to-use designs, and Blend allows you to create these with much less effort. This A-to-Z guide shows you how to design a new generation of applications that make the most of digital media, including animation, 3D, audio and video, sophisticated typography, and other stunning visual effects—all without bogging down in code. Here's everything you need to succeed with Blend.
- Apply principles of interactive design, graphic design, and animation
Create and transform vector graphics
Explore animated transparencies and opacity masks
Use ready-made Windows® Presentation Foundation controls, or create your own
Connect your applications to data sources
Companion Web site
At www.blendtips.com, you can download files to use while working on the examples presented in the book and modify them to create your own features. The site also includes full-color figures from the book and late-breaking news about Blend.