Information for designers and interactive developers - Issue 3 - September 2008
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Welcome to the third edition of Express Yourself, the new newsletter for web designers and developers.

As Summer is almost over and vacations are behind us for several of us, it is time to get back to school for the kids and back to work for all of us.

We are happy to announce the availability of trial versions for all products in the Expression Studio 2 suite. And to get started on trying out these products we have two articles explaining how to build beautiful client application using Expression Blend 2 and how you can edit your PHP sites using Expression Web 2.

Call for authors
I would like to take this opportunity to request something from you: we are looking for Belgian authors for this newsletter. Subject should be related to the web in general, web development and design, user experience, but other than that totally free. Don't hesitate to send us your proposals. We are reachable at

Enjoy the reading.

Katrien De Graeve
Microsoft Belgium
50 screencasts on Silverlight
If you need some material to start learning Silverlight 2, check out this set of 50 short screencasts delivered by Mike Taulty and Mike Ormond, two evangelists from the UK.
Download a free trial of Expression Studio 2
Download a trial of the new Expression Studio. New features in Blend 2: Silverlight support, vertex animations and an improved user interface with a new split design/XAML view. Expression Web 2: now with PHP support, Photoshop import functionality, improved web standards compliancy, and ASP.NET Ajax server control support and more.
Laguna Coupé with Silverlight and Deep Zoom
Enjoy a Silverlight & DeepZoom experience with the Laguna Coupé microsite, from Renault.

Popfly Game Creator
Maybe you already know Popfly, the platform for building gadgets, mashups and web pages all in a visual way without any coding. Now there is a new feature launched: check out Popfly Game Creator, and build your own game without writing any line of code. Have fun!