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 has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen online courses. His latest book, Building APIs with .NET will be released early in 2025. Liberty is a Senior SW Engineer for CNH and he was 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 Microsoft MVP.
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