Derek Lakin

Restyle the MIX:UK 07 Site


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### The Challenge

Simply restyle our MIX:UK 07 site and show us just how creative you can be. We want you to change the entire look and feel of the MIX agenda and session’s page, using Silverlight technology, as well as your originality, creative flair and imagination.

The Reward

First prize will be free entry to join us at the Remix event in September.

The top 10 designers will win a place on an Escape studios advanced CGI course – a day’s training with the best designers in the world. Those responsible for creating special effects for Harry Potter, X-Men and The Da Vinci Code. Find out more about Escape studios.

My Entry

This is the other thing that’s been keeping me busy in my own time (besides Titan). The final date for entries is today, so I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches to my entry. The main focus for my entry is a rotating wheel containing the sessions in each track. This wheel is a custom panel that lays out it’s contents in a circle. My entry makes use of custom controls, user controls, styles, templates, XLINQ, data binding, and video streaming.

The above slideshow viewer is rotating through a few screen shots that show the application in use. I’ve also uploaded the application to the Silverlight Streaming Service, which is great way to test out and share Silverlight applications. I would embed it into this post, but the width won’t fit too well, so I suggest you visit this link instead: http://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/61351/MIXUK/iframe.html. You will, of course, need to have the Silverlight 2.0 Beta 1 runtime installed.

If you’re really interested, you can also download the full source code from SkyDrive: http://cid-2ebcba238c071a49.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Silverlight/Derek%20Lakin%20-%20MIX%20UK%20Competition.zip

Fingers crossed :)