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Introducing Microsoft® Silverlight™ 3, 3rd Edition by Laurence Moroney

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Introduction

Why Microsoft Silverlight?

As the Web grows and evolves, so do the expectations of the Web user. When the first Web browser was developed, it was created to provide a relatively simple way to allow hyperlinking between documents. Then these early browsers were coupled with the cross-machine protocols encompassing the Internet, and suddenly documents stored on computer servers anywhere in the world could be hyperlinked to each other.

Over time, the people who were using the Internet changed—the user base expanded from a small group of people associated with universities and computational research to encompass the general population. And what had been an acceptable user interface for experts in the field was greatly lacking for commercial ...

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