Website owners can now offer their customers a new wave of rich graphical interactivity without having to totally rebuild their sites, thanks to innovation from Adelaide 3D and web application developer Blender3DLive.
A Microsoft BizSpark and Microsoft Silverlight partner, Blender3DLive will offer SilverLighter, a utility that supports existing web sites upgrading from XHTML to Silverlight.
The announcement follows on Microsoft’s launch of the Silverlight 3 web design platform on July 10.
Silverlight 3 provides highly interactive graphical experiences to web visitors, and has already been adopted by top tier companies AOL, eBay, Netflix, CBS Sports Online, Samsung Electronics and Yahoo! Japan.
Blender3DLive Director Mr Jason Schluter said that both Silverlight and Microsoft Expression Blend have vastly improved since their original releases.
“I’m expecting many more organisations and web designers to turn to Silverlight and Expression Blend in this new release,” Mr Schluter said.
“With this extra focus, many people will want to know how they can keep their existing sites while providing future-of-the-web experiences to users who have the plug-in installed.“
With Blender3DLive’s support, website owners can more easily re-style their sites in Silverlight, riding new demand for rich graphical interactivity.
“Microsoft is pleased to be working with Blender3DLive to deliver the best computing experience to our customers,” said Brian Goldfarb, director of the Developer Platform Group at Microsoft Corp. “Blender3DLive’s commitment to providing developers great resources has been a benefit to Microsoft and its customers.”
Blender3DLive is a Microsoft BizSpark and Microsoft Silverlight partner start-up business that is focused on Web and 3D.
Blender3DLive has been working with Microsoft Silverlight since Silverlight 1.1 Alpha release on 5th September 2007.