Microsoft Expression Web

Overview

The smart way to learn Microsoft Expression Web—one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, hands-on exercises, and master the fundamentals of creating effective Web sites. You’ll work with advanced design technologies and discover the powerful—and easy-to-use—Web design–experience that Expression Web delivers. You'll learn how to create professional-looking Web pages, work with powerful design tools and task panes, and incorporate support for XML, Microsoft ...

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Overview

The smart way to learn Microsoft Expression Web—one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, hands-on exercises, and master the fundamentals of creating effective Web sites. You’ll work with advanced design technologies and discover the powerful—and easy-to-use—Web design–experience that Expression Web delivers. You'll learn how to create professional-looking Web pages, work with powerful design tools and task panes, and incorporate support for XML, Microsoft ASP.NET, Extensible HTML (XHTML), and Web pages built using Microsoft Office FrontPage®. You’ll also learn how to build templates, work with sophisticated cascading style sheets and other design features that help you to precisely control your work, and take advantage of built-in support for today’s Web standards. With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction, building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Includes an easy-search companion CD with files for practicing the book’s lessons, a complete eBook, and more!

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Microsoft has replaced the aging FrontPage with a brand-new tool for building state-of-the-art, standards-compliant Web sites. Microsoft Expression Web doesn't just support CSS through and through: it also simplifies the construction of dynamic sites with ASP.NET. If you're looking for a thoroughly hands-on Expression Web tutorial, here it is: Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step.

If you've ever used one of Microsoft's Step by Step tutorials, you know they're clean, visual, and very easy to work with. This one's no exception. Chris Leeds quickly gets you comfortable with Expression Web's interface (some elements reminiscent of FrontPage and Office, others of Visual Studio). You'll load up a sample site from the CD-ROM, then explore its views and pages, rapidly getting a sense of how Expression Web works and "thinks."

Then, using the CD's practice files, Chris Leeds walks you through everything from upgrading old FrontPage sites to publishing database information. You'll learn how to verify site accessibility; think in terms of semantic markup, not just formatting; create and modify sites with Expression Web's built-in templates. Leeds steps you through managing your site's settings; publishing it via FTP or HTTP; managing and backing up live sites; and a whole lot more. Once you've mastered all that, Leeds shows you how to take advantage of ASP.NET 2.0: both its master pages and its powerful site navigation and ad rotation controls. It's a lot to learn, but you'll be surprised how quickly you learn it all -- and it won't hurt a bit. Bill Camarda, from the February 2008 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788441523807
  • Publisher: Grupo Anaya Comercial
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Edition description: Translatio

Meet the Author

Chris Leeds is a long-time digital photographer and Web enthusiast who has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Office FrontPage for more than three years. He is also a Microsoft FrontPage Registered Web Presence Developer and a member of both the HTML Writer's Guild and International Webmaster's Association and developed a software product that users can use to easily create sites that can be edited and managed with just a browser. Chris was the technical editor for FrontPage 2003 (The Missing Manual) and has also developed several tutorials on FrontPage. He has delivered presentations on how to use FrontPage at various colleges, written articles for various online publications, and contributed extensively to newsgroups dedicated to FrontPage.
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Table of Contents


Contents     iii
Introducing Expression Web     vii
Upgrading from FrontPage     viii
Information for Readers Running Windows XP     ix
Managing the Practice Files     ix
Using the Start Menu     x
Navigating Dialog Boxes     x
Features and Conventions of This Book     xi
Using the Book's CD     xiii
What's on the CD?     xiii
Minimum System Requirements     xiv
Step-by-Step Exercises     xv
Installing the Practice Files     xv
Using the Practice Files     xvi
Removing the Practice Files     xvii
Getting Help     xix
Getting Help with This Book and Its CD     xix
Getting Help with Microsoft Expression Web     xix
Understanding How Expression Web Works     1
Exploring and Customizing the User Interface     2
Opening an Existing Site     12
Displaying Different Views of a Site     14
Exploring an Individual Web Page     18
Understanding Basic Expression Web Concepts     23
Key Points     23
Moving from FrontPage to Expression Web     25
Understanding the Differences BetweenExpression Web and FrontPage     26
Publishing a Backup Copy of a Site     27
Managing FrontPage Sites by Using Expression Web     30
Changing Shared Border Content     30
Adding a Page     32
Using FrontPage Code in an Expression Web Site     38
Converting FrontPage Sites to Expression Web     42
Key Points     45
Becoming Familiar with Modern Web Site Standards     47
Verifying and Addressing W3C Validity     48
Verifying and Addressing Accessibility     52
Using Cascading Style Sheets     55
Choosing and Using the Right DOCTYPE     62
Verifying and Improving Cross-Browser Rendering     64
Key Points     67
Presenting Information on a Web Page     69
Using Tables for Layout: Right or Wrong?     70
Using Lists to Group Information     72
Using Semantic Markup     80
Styling the Presentation of Your Content     84
Sidebar: Cascading Style Sheets     87
Key Points     91
Enhancing a Web Site with Images     93
Adding Images to a Web Page     94
Editing Images in Expression Web     98
Using Images with a Style Sheet     103
Using Images as Backgrounds     106
Using Images as Bullets     114
Using Images as Hyperlink Backgrounds     116
Key Points     119
Creating a Web Site from a Template     121
Creating a Template-Based Site     122
Organizing Web Site Pages     125
Modifying a Site's Dynamic Web Template     129
Modifying a Site's Cascading Style Sheets     135
Key Points     143
Creating a Web Site from Scratch     145
Creating an Empty Site     146
Sidebar: Visual Aids     149
Importing and Using Graphics and Templates     150
Creating a Dynamic Web Template     156
Creating Content Pages     162
Organizing Your Site     165
Key Points     171
Taking It to the Next Level     173
Using Interactive Buttons     174
Using Layers and Behaviors     181
Using Personal Web Packages     188
Creating and Using Forms     192
Key Points     199
Publishing a Web Site     201
Considering Hosting Requirements     203
Sidebar: Reseller Accounts      204
Finding and Registering a Domain Name     204
Using Microsoft Office Live     205
Publishing by Using FTP     206
Publishing by Using HTTP     212
Publishing to a Disk Location     218
Key Points     223
Managing a Web Site     225
Backing Up Server-Based Sites     226
Editing Server-Based Sites     232
Using Site Settings     237
Publishing Selectively     242
Using Subsites     246
Key Points     249
Using ASP.NET Features     251
Using ASP.NET Master Pages     253
Using Site-Navigation Controls     266
Using the AdRotator Control     273
Linking to Data Sources     279
Additional Resources     286
Key Points     287
Glossary     289
Index     297
About the Author     309
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