Windows forms vs web site

Hello EE,

I am starting an app that I want to be in Azure Cloud.
I want my app to be nice and rich, cool design and a nice flow, colors etc.

I am used to develop windows form application that are boring (works damn well, but design is always a problem)
on a web site, we dont seem to have the design problem (if you look at many ways to create web site parralax, smooth controls, background moving, etc, everything can be extremely rich)

Im a better to develop in windows form and thats the reason i want to continue that way and not to create a web site.

My question is, do I miss something here or windows form app is really limited to rich design and content ?
and can I make it nicer
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
To me things are simple..if you want your application to be  globally available anywhere anytime on everything then you go to web design with all its ups and down...if your application simply serves a specific scope normally inside the walls of your company then you go to windows forms...but it won;t take until someone from up high asks..."how i can get this app working in my new Tablet"

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If you want to add pizzazz to your Windows Forms, you need to look into using WPF.

PhilippeRenaudAuthor Commented:
What about lightswitch ?

i coukd do something decent with this I guess!

but i think they stop to update it since a year or two..
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Someone else may want to correct me if I am wrong, but lightswitch (from my understanding) was Microsoft's attempt at a GUI interface for pre-visualizing and generating XAML files for WPF forms.

kaufmed   ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )I asked the operating system what I could do to become a better programmer. It said, "Let me give you some pointers."Commented:

I think you might be thinking of Blend. LightSwitch from my understanding was the attempt to make drag-and-drop desktop applications that Business-oriented folks could use. Kind of an Access Forms on steroids--or so I thought it to be.
PhilippeRenaudAuthor Commented:
thanks all
PhilippeRenaudAuthor Commented:
Kaufmed, do you recommend LightSWitch ?  I saw a Microsoft video it was amazing...
but i am not sure if that tech is already obsolete...

I just know its easy to manipulate and on tablets etc its amazing
kaufmed   ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )I asked the operating system what I could do to become a better programmer. It said, "Let me give you some pointers."Commented:
I only looked at it briefly when it first came out. Like many shiny products, it sounded nice on the surface. My fear, being a dev in an in-house shop, was that we'd get Business users who would try it out, screw something up, and then send it to us to fix. At that point, my feeling is that we should have just written it ourselves to begin with (in .NET).

So the short of it is, I would not be a good person to ask for LS's merits  = )
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PhilippeRenaudAuthor Commented:
Hey Kaufmed... any idea on my other question ?

I really need help on this, maybe you have an idea.... ?
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