Anna Ullrich

Anna Ullrich's blog, devoted to art, creativity, web design & development, and Microsoft Expression Web

February, 2008

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About Anna Ullrich

About the blog

My blog is devoted to art, creativity, front end web design / development, Expression Web, and whatever else is on my mind I suppose. I enjoy troubleshooting HTML and CSS markup and seeing what people are working on, so if you've got a page problem you can't figure out, email me and maybe I'll feature the problem and solution in a post. If you have any other Expression Web questions that you'd like me to address, especially CSS stuff, please send me an email. And hey, don't be judging the markup of this blog...I know it doesn't validate...but I only have so much control over the markup that this blog management tool generates, so don't be hating on my markup please. :)

About me

Anna Ullrich's headI earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame, both in photography. My digital artwork reminds many of the work of Hieronymus Bosch and also Terry Gilliam.

I started hand-coding websites in grad school, and supported the development of department websites there. I taught HTML and web design at a few other universities, and continue to build websites on occasion as a freelancer.

I spent several years at Adobe, as a technical support engineer for Adobe GoLive, as a web producer, and also as a technical writer. I co-authored a book on Adobe After Effects and worked on a few other After Effects books before finding my way to the Microsoft Expression group. I credit this video, starring Napoleon Dynamite (I too hate the Yeti!) and Bill Gates, with inspiring me to look up Microsoft's Careers website and discovering a great match with the new Expression Web team. You can find me and my avatar moderating at the Expression Web forum here: .

Me elsewhere

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    Community website for Expression

    Check out the new Community website devoted to design, creative development, and Expression Studio: You'll find all sorts of stuff there for inspiration, learning, and community, and I'll be there too:
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    Meet with folks from Expression Web at MIX 2008

    Four members of my Expression Web team (sadly not me!) are headed to MIX 2008 in Las Vegas, and would like to meet up with anyone who will also be there. See here for more info:
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    NEW Expression community discussion forums

    The Expression family of products has a new and greatly improved discussion forum: The new forums have many new features including a tag cloud, user avatars, richer ux, and official forum moderators from the...
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    Center a page (horizontally) by using CSS

    I often see posts in the Microsoft Expression Web discussion forum, asking how to make a web page appear centered in the web browser. One simple method is to surround the contents of your page with a div (if it isn't already), set the div's width, and...
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    just something I started last weekend:
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    Interactive buttons - a better way using CSS

    My inaugural blog post is a tutorial that I promised to create for an Expression Web user a long (too long!) while ago. I promised to show him how easy it is to use CSS instead of the Interactive Buttons feature he relies on in Expression Web. The Interactive...
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