Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Never Miss Discovery

A few months ago Discovery Channel Asia released a new website called Never Miss Discovery

I had the privilege of working on this excellent site, building the HTML, CSS and some JavaScript for the site.

So why is this so special?

A site like this would normally not be all that blog-worthy, but this is one of the first websites launched that makes use of Microsoft Silverlight

The company I work for, was the first company in Australia to use Silverlight as the platform of choice for development of a commercial website.

So what is Silverlight?

I'm feeling a bit lazy, so I'm just going to quote the Silverlight website:

Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Mac OS or Windows.

The funky innards, what does Never Miss Discovery do?

So this brand spanking new website thats been built is quite nifty.

In short, you get to sign up at the website, which will allow you to set reminders, pick your favourite categories to keep an eye on, and they'll even send you a monthly newsletter covering new and featured programmes for the coming month.

At the moment the site is only available for users in select countries in SE-Asia, lets hope that they expand this great idea!