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Fotofly PhotoViewer is now available on CodePlex
This week I published onto Codeplex my Silverlight PhotoViewer , my third Open Source Project. Using my Fotofly metadata library , this reusable control displays the photo, people regions and a map of the location. You can use it on your own site to light up all that metadata locked in the file. Here’s what the control looks like.  
Tassography v4.0 Goes Live Using ASP.Net MVC
Late last year I set out to completely rewrite the front end of based on ASP.Net MVC . Well it’s finally done and now available for everyone’s viewing pleasure. As well as changing the underlying code the most important change I made was a switch to an entirely new SEO -friendly URL schema. Gone are all the ugly, impossible to understand /ViewCollection.aspx?c=20100214 because that’s now /photography/2010-02-14-wandering-around-pier-39 . I’ve also refactored my Silverlight controls into cleaner reusable components. One of the aims I had was to release the photo viewer onto Codeplex to complement my Fotofly metadata library . I’m close to finishing this work and hope to have something to share later this week.  
New Tassography Silverlight Search App
I’m starting to get the hang of Silverlight, so I thought I’d replace my very basic HTML search feature with a Silverlight app. It only took about 3 hours, with most of the effort spent tweaking the UI to make it look right. Which just goes to proves how easy Silverlight is. Now when you visit you’re presented with a pretty straightforward search box:  
Turning the Silverlight on
I’m always up for learning something new and when it comes to development the best way for me is to add a new feature on That’s why the site is packed full of features, half of which I’m sure only I know about! Silverlight has been usable for about 18 months now and it was time I finally played around with it. Over Christmas I pulled together two simple applications that I think are pretty cool.  

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