I recently decided to start teaching myself Silverlight, and I’ve become very frustrated with the lack of quality tutorials involving animation. Animation, or at least the use of solid graphic functionality, is really the only reason I (and other people) am interested in learning Silverlight.
In hopes of starting a discussion on the subject, I’ve been able to make use of the following sources:
- Microsoft tutorial on Silverlight animation
- Design with Silverlight – a blog, whose author has a book on the subject coming out
…and that’s pretty much it. I’ve spent a good deal of time looking around for good tutorials, but I can’t seem to find many.
I’m also frustrated by the fact that Silverlight has two distinct platforms for creating applications – namely Visual Studio or Expression Blend. I’m a Visual Studio guy, so I’d prefer to not have to learn yet another piece of development software.