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Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step

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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: 9780735624405
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introducing Expression Web

Information for Readers Running Windows XP

Features and Conventions of This Book

Using the Book’s CD

Getting Help

Chapter 1: Understanding How Expression Web Works

Chapter 2: Moving from FrontPage to Expression Web

Chapter 3: Becoming Familiar with Modern Web Site Standards

Chapter 4: Presenting Information on a Web Page

Chapter 5: Enhancing a Web Site with Images

Chapter 6: Creating a Web Site from a Template

Chapter 7: Creating a Web Site from Scratch

Chapter 8: Taking It to the Next Level

Chapter 9: Publishing a Web Site

Chapter 10: Managing a Web Site

Chapter 11: Using ASP.NET Features

Glossary

About the Author

Dedication

Your All-in-One Resource

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