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Could anyone please tell me the programs used to design these websites/pages RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    http://www.microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Web_Overview.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/expression/community/Default.aspx
    http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/default.mspx

    I would like to know what programs were used by the developers of the sites listed directly above. Did the developers used Adobe Flash (surprising though), since it looks like flash works, but loads much faster than usual. Furthermore, I like the richness of the colors and how fast the page loads. Usually, a page designed with Adobe Photoshop doesn't load fast (here in Ghana, we still have considerably slow internet). But these pages listed above and links within the website all load remarkably fast.

    I would appreciate any helpful response to my inquiries, since I am in the process of commissioning a website for my small business. I've always admired Flash works, but been thinking twice as a result of the loading time.

    Thank you in advance.
    Saturday, November 21, 2009 4:10 PM

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  • Hi!
    I think that first was designed in Photoshop and its graphics was optimized (optipng). Also all whitespeces in result html were removed (look source) and it was gziped on server-side and ungziped in client.
    Others were designed in Expression Design. You can see it by fonts' antialiesed. Also graphics was optimized and gziped.


    Rex regum...
    Friday, November 27, 2009 11:52 AM
  • And also visual speed is because of DIVs rendering. They showed as loaded not like tables markup.
    Rex regum...
    Friday, November 27, 2009 11:55 AM