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  • Blog Post: Using the Expression Web SEO Checker

    Expression Web 4 provides a new reporting tool: the SEO Checker , which helps you optimize the pages in your site for discovery and indexing by search engines. Pages that follow good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) guidelines rank higher in search-engine results, helping people find your site more easily...
  • Blog Post: Free Green Business Web Site Template

    The Expression Web team brought me on their team for the summer to develop the markup for some fresh, new, and best of all, free site templates. I’m pleased to announce our first site template, Green Business (designed by the team’s UX designer, Lena Yeoh), is ready for download: http...
  • Blog Post: Create useful, professional-Looking add-ins for Expression Web 4

    Expression Web 4 enables developers familiar with web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to easily extend the functionality of the product. A useful add-in that was demoed at the product launch lets you insert a Bing map into your web page. In this blog post, I’ll provide a detailed...
  • Blog Post: Improve Your Site’s Search Ranking

    Expression Web 4 (released last week!) has a powerful new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) reporting tool that identifies potential SEO problems in your site. This tool makes it very convenient to automatically locate mark-up patterns that might be compromising your page rankings. But all versions of...
  • Blog Post: Easily create an Add-in for Expression Web 4 with the Add-in Builder

    With today's launch of Expression Web 4 , we’ve made extending Expression Web’s functionality easier than ever. Developers can create Add-ins for Expression Web by using HTML, JavaScript and CSS standards they already know! We have also simplified integrating your Add-ins into Expression...
  • Blog Post: Rule over the true powers of Find

    A guest post for the Expression Web Team Blog by Morten Rand-Hendriksen If you use Expression Web or most any text editing and reading software, you likely already use the Find feature to search for text. But if you’re one of the few who is not using the Find feature in Expression Web, you are likely...
  • Blog Post: Using an Access 2007 database with ASP.NET 3.5 and Expression Web 3

    One question that we occasionally hear from Expression Web users is “How do I use my Access 2007 database on my ASP.NET site?” First, the not so great news: Expression Web 3 supports ASP.NET 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5. These versions of ASP.NET do not support Access 2007 data connections. Now, the great news...
  • Blog Post: Increase your search rankings with better web page titles

    Are you still waiting for a flood of visitors to find your site? Wondering if you need to invest in some online ads or an SEO specialist? Before you do any heavy lifting, first try the simple task of reviewing the titles of your web pages for their search relevance. I just published the following post...
  • Blog Post: “Bring on the PHP” – SitePoint review of the Expression Web code editor

    Raena Jackson Armitage , SitePoint Community Leader and hand-coder, recently checked out the code editor and PHP support in Expression Web 3 and wrote up a review of her experience: http://articles.sitepoint.com/article/expression-web-3-php
  • Blog Post: Moving to Web Standards with SuperPreview

    Internet Explorer 8 was an important release because it signaled a renewed emphasis on Web Standards at Microsoft. My team—which develops the authoring tool, Expression Web—is also pretty emphatic about Web Standards. We’re in the process of doing significant tooling (and retooling) so we can support...
  • Blog Post: Lorem Ipsum Code Snippet on Expression Community Gallery website

    I just made my first contribution to the newish Gallery section of the Expression Community website where anyone can add content and templates to share. Here’s a screenshot of the current categories: One of many cool things about the gallery is that you can select a friendly URL name for your contribution...
  • Blog Post: SuperPreview Technology

    Hi, I'm a Program Manager for SuperPreview and wanted to blog a bit about how the technology of SuperPreview works. My goal is to help our users better understand the capabilities of SuperPreview and some of its limitations. SuperPreview captures an image rendering and DOM after a web page loads....
  • Blog Post: Article on SuperPreview on Expression Community website

    Steve Guttman, Product Unit Manager for Expression Web, contributed the following article on SuperPreview to the Expression Community website: http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd565874.aspx
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview

    How many times have you had to debug your web pages on virtual or multiple machines running different versions of Internet Explorer? Or had to wait for a slow web service to return renderings of your pages? You don't have to do that anymore. Now you can debug your pages on multiple versions of...
  • Blog Post: Phasing out Internet Explorer 6

    This is Paul Laberge, Web Platform Advisor for Microsoft Canada. I wanted to share this with you as it shows some great work by Morten Rand-Hendriksen , an Expression Web MVP out of Vancouver.  Morten is a web designer and feels the pain of supporting multiple browsers (and multiple versions of...
  • Blog Post: Understanding and Unleashing the Power of CSS Layouts

    The latest version of the Expression newsletter was emailed to subscribers today and includes the following two articles: “Understanding and unleashing the power of CSS layouts”, written by our newest Expression Web MVP, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, Creative Director of Pink & Yellow Media . Read it online...
  • Blog Post: The Quirkiness of Quirks Mode

    Hi, I'm Michelle Rosenthal, a new tester on the Expression Web team. My recent work on Expression Web has brought to my attention the importance of document type declarations (referred to as DOCTYPEs) and understanding the effect of these declarations on how content is displayed in different web browsers...
  • Blog Post: Training: Web development essentials

    Joshua Eklnud recently published a series of training videos on how to use Expression Web, including videos on: CSS-based layout Rich data presentations Server technology All are available at http://www.microsoft.com/web/search.aspx?tagcb=Expression%20Web
  • Blog Post: New MIX website developed with Expression Web

    The MIX website at http://www.visitmix.com was recently redeployed and was developed with, but of course, Expression Web. Here’s a random image that I love ( and don’t understand ) from the website: But enough of that silliness, here’s the official announcement: Today we are announcing an update to MIX...
  • Blog Post: Free BETA version of Microsoft Web Platform Installer

    Microsoft has released a free BETA version of the Web Platform Installer which corrals together all the free components you need for developing web applications on Windows Vista. To download the installer, go here: http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/WebPlatformInstaller.aspx . The first screen...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from Microsoft FrontPage to Microsoft Expression Web - Part1

    Updating your site with standards-compliant HTML FrontPage helped bring WYSIWYG publishing to the World Wide Web. Since those early beginnings, however, the web has changed; countless new technologies have emerged, evolved, and slipped into obscurity. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has led the...
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