Developer-designer collaboration is a real problem.
collaboration methods between designers and developers are broken
better UX impacts everybody
Expression Blend 2 service pack 2 source project is actually being opened by blend 2 expression itself. (So Microsoft is using Blend to create future blend version/service pack )
Fun facts :Blend project(lines of code);
-resource dictionary(key feature)
– wpf and silverlight: is silverlight replacing WPF?
-error handling in blend: when you see errors in opening projects in blend, use visual studio debugger.to debug.
-ctrl-0(zero) for zoom.
-visual state manager: animation, timeline.
-nibblestutorials.net : very good website about blend/wpf/silverlight
true separation of code and design, designer and developer can work simultaneously.
-embed new font with project.
–tools: WPF snoops-> very handy tool for debugging WPF.
-property grid control(extensive)
-solution support: noted.
-better support in xaml editing.
-source code support
-make Blend project source code public? noted.