Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is now a Rich Internet Application developer and industry analyst. After graduating from Penn, he spent two years developing applications for the Wharton School and pushing the idea of the web as a platform for learning. Ryan now lives in Seattle with his wife and works as a developer for WorldClass Strategy while running his own consulting company, helping clients build and architect Rich Internet Applications. </p>

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Transparencies in RIAs - Flex and Avalon, side by side

Transparencies in RIAs - Flex and Avalon, side by side

With computers getting more powerful, we can finally use transparencies in our Rich Internet Applications. Microsoft's Avalaon has a very cool Aero Glass effect that Tim Sneath talks about in one of his posts. Flex 2 also allows transparencies, although in a different way than Avalon, and this is a screenshot comparison of two similar applications side by side. The url for this post is http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=15

May 5, 2006 by in Windows

What are Rich Internet Applications?

What are Rich Internet Applications?

Rich Internet Applications are the next step in web development. They're something beyond "web 2.0" and focus very heavily on the user experience as well as delivering content in a variety of ways. People want more and more control over their content and Rich Internet Applications are going to step up and provide that in new and exciting ways.

May 2, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Empowering our world with Flash

Empowering our world with Flash

I was reading this article in BusinessWeek about the MIT Media Lab and it started me thinking about Flash and Rich Internet Applications in a different way. Flash has the potential to bring powerful, life-changing applications to all corners of the world.

May 2, 2006 by in Developer

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