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  • Blog Post: Add HTML5 support to Expression Web 4!

    With Internet Explorer 9 Beta ’s deep support for HTML 5 and the increasing adoption of HTML5 for RIAs, the Expression Web team is extremely excited to release our free HTML 5 Add-in for Expression Web 4 ! The HTML5 Schema Configuration Add-In for Expression Web enables the new HTML5 schema to...
  • Blog Post: Add custom toolbars to Expression Web 4

    Expression Web 4 provides eleven toolbars on the View > Toolbars menu, organized around particular activities, such as editing in Code view, and working with styles or tables. The default toolbars are sensible unless you regularly use only a few buttons from each toolbar; in that case, the default...
  • 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: Adding symbols and characters to your web page

    Expression Web 4 includes a new Symbol dialog box that enables you to insert symbols and characters in either the Design view or Code view of your web page. You can browse all available characters or choose a subset of characters from the Type menu. For quick access the Special Characters tab lists...
  • 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: Expression Web 4 Licensing FAQ

    We’ve received a number of questions about the free upgrade from Expression Web 3 to Expression Web 4. With this post, I hope to answer the most frequently asked questions and eliminate any confusion. The upgrade path for Expression Web 4 depends on how you acquired Expression Web 3. If you...
  • 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: Different types of hyperlinks

    There are three types of links that can be used in a web page: relative, and site root relative, and absolute. Which one is correct to use depends on the location of the page to which it links. Relative Links A relative link points to a location that is relative to the current page. Having a link...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 2 for Expression Web 3

    The team has released a second free service pack for Expression Web 3, which provides the following improvements: The SuperPreview feature now supports Firefox 3.6. If Firefox 3.6 is installed on your computer, it will be available in SuperPreview. When editing PHP files, you may have been asked to update ...
  • 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: How to register your custom Site Template with Expression Web 1,2 or 3

    A few months ago, I went to Paul, who is one of our Lead Developer to suggest, what I thought is a great new feature, that we should enable our users to register their own Site Templates so that they will be available on the New Site dialog.Then Paul kindly told me that I can do that today. I was pleasantly...
  • Blog Post: Latest version of Firefox 3.5 works in SuperPreview

    Last month we blogged about a Firefox bug our customers encountered using SuperPreview with Firefox version 3.5.5 . This bug caused Firefox 3.5 to stop working with SuperPreview on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. With the newest release of Firefox 3.5.6 , the Mozilla team has fixed the aforementioned...
  • 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: Free Internet Explorer debugging tool: Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer

    Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer is a free stand-alone visual debugging tool that makes it faster and easier to migrate your sites from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7 or 8. Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer shows your web pages rendered in Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Saffron Stroke: Expression Web tips and tricks

    Minal Agarwal is a web and graphics designer who maintains a helpful blog at http://saffronstroke.com/ which is full of tips and tricks for Expression Web users as well as CSS hacks and web page templates . Minal has also contributed several articles to http://www.dotnetcurry.com for their Expression...
  • Blog Post: Displaying pages that use NTLM authentication in SuperPreview

    As Steven posted earlier , if you try to display a password-protected page in SuperPreview, the program instead displays the page that appears when a site visitor tries to access the page without supplying login credentials. I wanted to follow up Steve’s post to briefly clarify that SuperPreview does...
  • Blog Post: Workaround for viewing password-protected pages in SuperPreview

    I'm Steven Schermerhorn - one of the developers that worked on the SuperPreview program provided with Expression Web 3. Ever since we released the first BETA version of SuperPreview for Internet Explorer , the Expression Web team has received a lot of constructive feedback about SuperPreview . One suggestion...
  • Blog Post: Expression Web 3 Sneak Peek

    Curious about what's coming for Expression Web 3, and our latest progress on SuperPreview? S. Somasegar , Senior Vice President, Developer Division has posted a summary of several key new features in Expression Web 3 on his blog. Click here to read his post.
  • 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: Until June 30, 2009, free copy of Expression Web 2 and 60 days free hosting

    To learn more about this offer, go to the following URL and be sure to read the fine print: http://www.microsoft.com/web/jumpstart/platinum-hosting/default.aspx
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