Paul Yanez Interactive develops multimedia applications.

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Zendio

Very excited to have worked on a product that just released today. It is a product called Zendio, a Microsoft Outlook plugin. My role was to build the email stationery builder and the email tracking UI. The email stationery creator (…)

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Nine year old hacker hacks Google’s Lunar Eclipse Doodle

Last week when Google had the Les Paul doodle my son Vincent was so impressed by it he was playing and recording songs for 2 days. When Google removed the guitar app he was so upset and everyday has been (…)

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Video: Flash on Android Is Shockingly Great!!!

On August 31st NewTeeVee wrote an article that is my opinion was simply incorrect – Video: Flash on Android Is Shockingly Bad. The article was written by Ryan Lawler and in all fairness he did not say things that were (…)

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The Mobile War has officially Begun

Most will not realize what happened today, but the release of the Droid 2 today changes everything in the Technology space. Today the mobile wars just got very serious. The IPhone/IPad which has been the darling of the press for (…)

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TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 NYC

TechCunch Disrupt 2010 in NYC was huge. One of the main reasons it had appeal to me was a “Hack Day” in which developers had 24 hours to build an app fom scratch. This hack event occurred on the weekend (…)

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Fluid Layout Silverlight Video Player Part 1

In the following tutorial we will begin building a fluid layout for a Silverlight video player.

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Creating custom Silverlight buttons with Images Gradients and Transitions

In the following tutorial I will show how to create your own custom button with images, gradients and transitions.

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Expression Blend Tip #2 in Rendering Effects

In a previous tip I showed how Expression Blend does not render effects if you are zoomed in above 400%. More times than not I am zoomed in well above 400% when I am designing UI components.

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Gradient capabilities in Silverlight fonts

In the following tutorial I will show how extensive the font capabilities in Silverlight are. Being able to display beautiful fonts within xaml allows the ability to programmatically alter a designed font with gradients and drop shadows applied.

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Expression Blend Tip in Rendering Effects

This is a tip for developers using Expression Blend creating effects. Effects do not render if you are zoomed in above 400%. More times than not I am zoomed in well above 400% when I am designing UI components.

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Fluid layout and Fullscreen in Silverlight

In this tutorial we will have a Silverlight application take up the entire webpage and have the capablity to go fullscreen. This will allow you to create Silverlight applications that take up 100% of the width and height of html (…)

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New Bimmer

I finally got my new Bimmer today…

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Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight in Blend 4 – Part2

This is part 2 of “Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight in Blend 4″. In this tutorial we will build a Twitter user profile screen. You will be able to display the user image, follower count, friend (…)

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Windows Phone Application Tip in Blend 4

This is a tip for developers using Blend 4 to create Windows Phone Applications. By default it seems that the ability to rotate the emulator and it contents is not set. A bit of code is necessary to have the (…)

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Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight in Blend 4

First I would like to say that the code is from Scott Gu’s article Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight. I am very excited that Silverlight will soon be capable of working on Windows Phones.

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Press Release on MovieClips video player

MOVIECLIPS.com Woos a Pirate to Build the Ultimate Movie Clip Viewing Player – Movie Buffs Rejoice! USERS CAN NOW EDIT CLIPS DIRECTLY AND CHOOSE THEIR OWN MOVIE MOMENTS

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Vinny’s first design gig

You gotta love Facebook and the power of the internet. After Vinny posted his illustration of the Hulk within days was offered a project to make a company logo. A friend of a friend needed some Adobe Illustrator work done (…)

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Did Adobe get advice from Leon on how to respond to Steve Jobs?

A few days ago Steve Jobs said that Adobe is lazy and that the new iPad doesn’t have Flash because ‘whenever a Mac crashes, more often than not, it’s because of Flash”. “No one will be using Flash. The world (…)

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Steve Jobs Calls Adobe Lazy and blames Flash for crashing Macs

Jobs recently held a town hall meeting at Apple and said that Adobe is lazy and that the new iPad doesn’t have Flash because “whenever a Mac crashes, more often than not, it’s because of Flash”.

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Vinny’s second Illustration

  My son Vinny just turned 8 and he has been designing and developing on his computer for years. This is his 2nd design and it took him 2 weeks to complete.

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My son Anthony’s first design work on the web

My 12 year old son Anthony has been in front of a computer on his grandpa’s lap since the age of 2. At age 4 he started designing and animating in Adobe Flash. At age 8 he got his own (…)

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My son Vinny’s first design work on the web

  My son Vinny just turned 8 and he has been designing and developing on his computer for years. This is his first design that has gone up on the internet.

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Reversing Gradient stops in Silverlight

In this tutorial I will show how to reverse the gradient stops in Microsoft Blend.

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Using RotationY to rotate Objects in Silverlight

In this tutorial we will rotate an image left to right with a slider control.

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Embedding fonts in Silverlight

In this tutorial I will show how to embed a font in Silverlight and show the increase in file size that will occur when doing so.

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Using RotationX to rotate Objects in Silverlight

In this tutorial we will rotate an image with a slider control. This is the 2nd tutorial of image transformations, the first tutorial ‘Scaling Objects with a Slider control in Silverlight’

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Silverlight Tip – Creating rounded corners in Silverlight

In this tutorial I will show how to create a rounded corner on an object.

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Scaling Objects with a Slider control in Silverlight

In this tutorial we will scale an image with a slider control.

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Building a Start Playing button for your Hulu inspired SilverLight video player

In this tutorial we will create a start play button on launch of your Hulu inspired SilverLight video player.

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Building a Volume Slider for your Hulu inspired SilverLight video player

In this tutorial we will edit a slider control and use it as our volume slider control. This volume slider will allow the user the ability to scrub the volume from 0-100%.

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Silverlight Tip – Editing selections from the Objects and Timeline panel

To me, it is the little things that make you more productive within a given environment that I constantly search for. Since I have only been working with Silverlight for less than 2 months there are cool things I find (…)

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Using Transition Preview within Microsoft Blend

In this video I demonstrate the Transition Preview within Microsoft Expression Blend. This will save lots of time when creating states and not having to run the project.

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Building the Time Slider control for your Hulu inspired SilverLight video player

This is part 6 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building the slider time display control.

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Building a Volume Control for your Hulu inspired SilverLight video player

This is Part 5 in a series of tutorials demonstrating how to build a Hulu inspired video player in Silverlight 3. In this video we will show how to databind a media element’s isMuted property to a toggle button volume (…)

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Joost is officially dead. I am very upset…

Wow, I just found out that Joost is officially no more. There are many times when you know that something will happen but you figure, no way that this is going to happen.

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New iMac for my Home office

Finally got my Mac, time to start developing iPhone apps. Really digging the way my office looks at night now.

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Drag and Drop images from Filesystem to Silverlight 4 Applications

In this video I show how to drag and drop images from the filesystem into a Silverlight 4 application. On an image component simply add a drop event and set AllowDrop=”True”

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Microsoft blows past Flash and unleashes Silverlight 4 Beta

For the past 2 weeks I have been saying Adobe Flash is done because of Silverlight 3 part1 and part 2. Now, Microsoft releases the beta of Silverlight 4 and I can honestly say that Adobe Flash should get out (…)

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The End of Adobe Flash – Part 2

This is an update to my article on ‘SilverLight will be the Adobe Flash killer’. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I have written the article and two very big things have already occurred.

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Databinding controls in SilverLight 3

In the following video I will show how to Databind a progressbar’s width to the position of a video. The Databinding feature in Microsoft Expression Blend 3 allows this interaction without the need to write one of code.

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Building a Download Progress Bar for your Hulu inspired SilverLight video player

This is part 4 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building a download progress bar.

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Building a Progress Bar for your Hulu inspired SilverLight video player

This is part 3 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. In this tutorial we will be building a progress bar.

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Loading external video into your Hulu inspired Silverlight video player

This is part 2 in our series of building a Hulu inspired video player. This tutorial may well be the most important in the process of building a Silverlight video player.

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Building a Play-Pause control for a Hulu inspired SilverLight video player

The following example is the Part 1 in a series of tutorials demonstrating how to build a Hulu inspired video player in Silverlight 3. This tutorial shows how to create a play-pause button control utilizing the ToggleButton control.

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Dynamically creating thumbnails with WriteableBitmap and DispatcherTimer in Silverlight 3

In the previous example “Creating thumbnails of video frames with WriteableBitmap in Microsoft Expression Blend 3″ the user was able to create thumbnails by clicking on the video display. The following example shows how thumbnails could be dynamically created by (…)

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Creating thumbnails of video frames with WriteableBitmap in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

Click on video to create thumbnails The following example shows how to create thumbnails by using the WriteableBitmap class.

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SilverLight will be the Adobe Flash killer

Prediction I am making a very big prediction, it is the beginning of the end of Adobe Flash. When I first saw Flash 12 years ago I knew immediately that this was it, it was light years ahead of anything (…)

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Introduction to Animation in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

In this video I discuss a few keys topics of animation in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. Topics include storyboards, creating keyframes, setting transforms on objects and previewing within the Blend IDE.

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Importing graphics from Adobe Illustrator into Microsoft Expression Blend 3

In this video I show how to import vector graphics from Adobe Illustrator and load it into a user control in Blend 3.

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Implementing a custom hit area in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

In the following video I show how to implement a custom hit area in Microsoft Expression Blend 3.

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Implementing a custom cursor in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

In The following video I show how to implement a custom mouse cursor in Microsoft Expression Blend 3.

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Exploring the Gradient tool in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

The following video shows how to work with the gradient tool in MIcrosoft Expression Blend 3. The video goes in depth of gradient stops, reversing gradients, and the xaml output.

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Exploring the Canvas control in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

This video will show you how to use the canvas control in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. The canvas control allows for absolute positioning and the ability to stack objects on top of each other. This control is the designers best (…)

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Creating a Silverlight video player in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

This video will show you how to add a video player in Microsoft Expression Blend 3. Adding video to Silverlight projects ia as simple as placing a media element control from the assets panel on the stage and setting the (…)

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Exploring the Objects panel in Microsoft Expression Blend 3

This video will show you a few tips on the object panel in Expression Blend 3.

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Creating a Silverlight button with Microsoft Blend 3

This video tutorial will show how to create a custom button, modify its normal, mouse over and pressed states. Also add animation effects between those states.

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Creating a Resource Dictionary with Microsoft Blend 3

This video tutorial will show how to create a resource dictionary for your Microsoft Expression 3 projects. In this video you will see how a gradient could be externalized into the resource dictionary and be used by other objects in (…)

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Joost Media Player

    Download Player Player in built in Adobe Air Joost Media Player is an Adobe Air application that gives users the ability to view Joost.com’s extensive library of television shows, music and movies.

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MyMediaPlayer

    Download Player Created in 2008, some videos may not play I call this the “I want” style of development… I want to extend my framework into the desktop by means of Adobe Air. I want all the full (…)

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Hulu Media Player

    View Player Player in built in Adobe Flex Hulu is is a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp. Providence Equity Partners has also made a USD$100 million equity investment and holds a 10% stake in the (…)

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Joost Beta 1.0

    View Player Created in 2007, some videos may not play Joost Beta 1.0 Two months ago I published my first Joost Flash Mashup and since then went on to create applications for AppleTV, Flickr, Babelgum,and the Nintendo Wii (…)

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Flickr Video

    View Player Created in 2007, some videos may not play Flickr is a photo sharing website and web services suite, and an online community platform, which is generally considered an early example of a Web 2.0 application. In (…)

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Apple TV

    View Player Created in 2007, some videos may not play Not AppleTV is a web based application that allows users to have the same experience as they would when purchasing an AppleTV device. A few enhancements have been (…)

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Babelgum

    View Player Created in 2007, some videos may not play Who’s building Babelgum? Babelgum is software developed by Babel Networks, a venture of Silvio Scaglia (one of the founders of FASTWEB) started in 2005 with the aim to (…)

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Joost Desktop

    View Player Created in 2007, some videos may not play Niklas Zennstrøm and Janus Friis have been talking about the idea behind Joost for a long time. In early 2006, they started gathering the world’s best engineers, web (…)

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