We have pulled together a collection of useful resources to help you throughout your learning experience in .toolbox and beyond.
If you are beginner, consider getting started with the Expression OnRamp. You can do this before getting started in .toolbox or in parallel. In the Expression OnRamp you will find valuable resources for beginners to help you understand and start using Expression Blend and Silverlight.
Below is a number of amazing websites with resources and tutorials. Many of them are maintained by and have the contributions of community members and Expression team members. If there are other sites you would recommend we include, please drop us a note in the Expression Forum.
In the same spirit as .toolbox modules, these starter kits will provide you with a collection of videos, assets, and a guide that you can follow to learn more about Expression Blend.
Introduction to Prototyping with SketchFlow in Expression Blend: Assets, Guide and Video Package
Discover Sketchflow, a feature in Expression Blend (and above) that helps you define and conceptualize the user experiences in early stages of the design process. From sketches to wireframes to prototypes of simple or high definition, Sketchflow provides you the right tools to communicate your ideas and gather feedback from others.
Creating a ColorSwatch Control in Expression Blend: Assets, Guide and Video Package
Victor Gaudioso and AGI Training take us on a tour to learn how to use a custom layout control like the Circular Panel to create fun and creative arrangements of objects in a List Box control. No longer do Lists need to be linear and boring. You will learn how to customize this circular panel enabled Listbox to look like a Color Swatch control. You will be able to reuse this control in your own projects.
Venture into Gaming with Behaviors in Expression Blend: Assets, Guide and Video Package
Learn how to build a traditional "bricks" game using Expression Blend Behaviors. Simply drag and drop Behaviors over objects in your artboard to easily add powerful and sophisticated functions like animation, physics, interactivity, data connection, effects, and more - all without coding. The ever growing Behaviors Gallery at expression.microsoft.com is always available for you to download new behaviors.
Support for Silverlight in Expression Web: Assets, Guide, Video Package
Learn how to leverage the Silverlight support features in Expression Web. Using a template provided by TemplateMonster.com, AGI Training will help you learn how to take your websites and publish them to an FTP location without having to leave Expression Web.
For Integrators or UI Developers: Building a Product Website with Expression Blend: Assets and Guide
Christoph Schittko, Architect Evangelist for Microsoft, produced this lab that will take you by the hand (metaphorically speaking) and help you put together a Product website that leverages the Perspective Transformation in Silverlight to create a 3D based rotating Zune that you can customize by choosing colors or tattoos.