Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step

Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step

by Chris Leeds
     
 

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

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!

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735624405
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Series:
Microsoft Step by Step Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Leeds has been a Microsoft MVP since before Expression Studio was even added to their catalog. He has written two books on Microsoft Expression Web for Microsoft Press and is currently working on a third, Microsoft Expression Web 4.0 Step by Step.

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