Jose Fajardo has a great discovery of learning Silverlight 1.1. It includes over 20 posts about learning Silverlight. Silverlight Fan is another resource for Silverlight learning. New Microsoft employee Scott Hanselman has a growing list of Silverlight blog posts. Coupled with my growing list of Silverlight resources this should be enough to start.
I think I’ll try to build something like Marcos Weskamp’s Newsmap. I’ve had a long fascination with treemaps. There’s Jonathan Hodgson’s Squarified Treemaps in XAML and C# that I’ll use as a starting point, because I have never written a line of XAML or C#. I was thinking I’d use a set of feeds from Live.com however, it looks like this won’t work. There’s no news feeds at developer.live.com. Looks like there’s feeds at MSNBC that will work.
Hmmmm, Silverlight 1.1 doesn’t currently support the System.Data namespace. This is going to make using the Squarified Treemaps C# file difficult since it relys on the DataSet to store and manipulate the grid information. This might take longer than I expected.