BBC Silverlight Zoom and Wow

Apparently Radio 1's Big Weekend is a big thing in England, and to launch the festivities they've made The Big Zoomy Photo Thing a central piece of the action (as you may guess, this is Silverlight/Zoom incognito).

(picture cropped to save room)

The implementation is beautiful. Click, roll, zoom. To give you a quick sense of it, here are two images. The first is the starter, I then zoomed in on the control panel (pointed to by the red arrows I added.

BigZoomy ZoomedOut

BigZoomy ZoomedIn

The progressive rendering is just mind-blowing. Every time I see it. And it is a blast to see it in a live usage, even if they don't have any really interesting pictures up yet (they will soon).

One of the folks who did a lot of the programming is a buddy (he refuses to be credited) and I will work on talking him into an interview about the programming experience. Stay tuned. I know that Tim Heuer is also taking a long look at Zoom so we'll have a good deal more on this very soon.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.

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