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June 14, 2007



To know whether ads (or anything) is implemented in WPF, use the Magnifier - non-WPF apps will show big pixels, WPF apps will actually scale.

Ref: http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/pretty-vista.ars/3


Good point about needing different readers for different pubs. This has been a big issue in my opinion. Silverlight is an interesting idea, but it doesn't support document rendering at all, so the only Silverlight attempts at doing what the NYT reader does have been cludgy hacks at best. Hopefully that will improve in the future.

A lot of these issues are what made us attempt a different route that would not require multiple readers. The result is Xiine (www.Xiine.com), a product we currently use for CoDe Magazine (www.code-magazine.com) and in the future will be used by other publishers as well. Check it out if you are interested. The reader is free and there is a bunch of free content available as well. (CoDe Magazine itself requires a subscription).


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