Microsoft Popfly

Popfly is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Popfly consists of two parts:

1 Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.

2 Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.

Key Features

Mashup Creator

Blocks enable Popfly users to do things like get their photos from Live Spaces or Flickr and visually display them using Silverlight blocks like a slideshow or an interactive photo carousel, all without writing code. Underneath the covers, blocks are just chunks of code that wrap complex operations, like retrieving data from a Web site or displaying an animated slideshow so that others can easily reuse that block.

The interactive design surface enables you to drag and drop blocks and connect them together to build your application.

The mashup creator also includes a right pane with integrated text and video tutorials to help walk you through creating your first application.

Advanced users who want to fully control the rendered HTML can switch to the custom HTML view that provides you the ability to create any custom HTML, CSS, or JavaScript code you want. Think of it as your free area to experiment on the Web.

Web Page Creator

Visually Design Your Page
Visually design your Web page without writing code using the same technology that powers the Microsoft Office Live Web Designer.

Custom Themes, Styles, and Colors
Choose from over 150 different themes, 10 styles, and 30 unique color themes for a unique visual design.
Embed Mashups
Go beyond the traditional static Web page hosting offered today and embed mashups, gadgets, and other dynamic content built by you or the Popfly community directly into your site.
Popfly Space

Connect with Creators
Popfly is a social network that enables you to connect with other creators. Using Popfly, you can add your favorite creators as friends and keep track of their latest projects.

Rate, Remix and Embed Everywhere
Popfly lets your rate and Rip (copy) someone else’s project which creates a personal copy of the project for you. You can also embed your project on some of the most popular blogging services on the Web, including TypePad, Windows Live Spaces and others. You can even save your project as a Windows Sidebar Gadget that can run on the Windows Vista Sidebar.
Share Visual Studio Express Projects
Advanced users can install the Popfly Explorer plug-in which enables you to upload and share projects built with Visual Studio Express to the world.

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