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Expression Web

Microsoft® Expression® Web provides the tools you need to develop the kind of sites you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of the powerful in house features to enable standards in your website as a matter of course.

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Partner Portal Starter Kit

To help you understand the interactive capabilities of ASP.NET 2.0 controls this starter kit includes some controls that are login controls which help you maintain access control and the Calendar control is useful for sharing information with clients. The kit employs CSS to easily swap styles to a page and so change appearance completely.

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Design Portfolio Starter Kit

The Design Portfolio starter kit uses ASP.NET 2.0 to enable you provide a interactive format for your clients. Build a form and build your own Design portfolio with the kit.

Expression Web Voluntary Product Accessibility Template,

The Expression Web Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, shows how Microsoft employs accessibility within Expression Web. The VPAT charts how Expression Web works with the key regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

This helps you make the accessible websites that everyone can view and access.

Microsoft Expression launches:

Expression Launch 07 Webcasts

Designing Rich Web Experiences
Jeff King
Design with Expression Web and integrate that design into Visual Studio and ASP.NET 2.0. Using ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight.

Standards-Based Web Design
Eric Meyer (Complex Spiral Consulting)
Teaches how to simplify creating standards-based Web sites. Learn about best practices and see how you can create CSS-based, XHTML 1.0 Transitional Web sites with Expression Web. Further simplify Web site creation with built-in site validation against Section 508 and W3C Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Microsoft Expression Web Downloads

Language Pack for Expression Web
This language pack provides proofing tools for German, English, French and Italian and provides language support for spelling, thesaurus, and grammar checking. It also enables displaying the Expression Web UI in the above languages.

Expression Web Reference Help
This download contains updated Help for Expression Web VBA developers

Microsoft Expression Web Training Videos

Training Videos

  • Standards-Based Web Sites
  • Modern CSS Page Layout
  • Rich Data Integration
  • ASP.NET 2.0 for Designers
  • Reporting and Deployment

Feature Tours

  • Standards-Based Web Sites
  • Sophisticated CSS-Based Layout
  • Extensive CSS Formatting
  • Rich Data Presentation
  • Powerful Server Technology

Creating an HTML Gallery
by Total Training
Using Expression Web Media to create a HTML Gallery.

 Microsoft Expression Web Blogs

Expression Web Team Blog
Xweb Team led by Eric Saltwell

Devi on Expression Web
Devindra S. Chainani - Group Program Manager, Expression Web (Devi has now left the program but his blog has some useful posts)

Rob Mauceri's FrontPage Blog
Learn about what's coming in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and Expression Web

Wayne Smith
Senior Product Manager for Expression Web

Andrew Jewsbury
Program Manager for Expression Web

John Jansen SDET Lead -  Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer

New  Anna Ullrich
Anna Ullrich is one of the Microsoft moderators for the Microsoft Expression Web Forums, her blog is devoted to art, creativity, front end web design / development, Microsoft Expression Web, and whatever else is on her mind.

Microsoft Expression Forums

New Microsoft Expression Web Forum - These new forums are the replacement for the old newsgroups. There are some annoying bugs at present such as the no sig link or About information which do not work. In the case of the sig links just paste them into your post. Otherwise the forum is easy to use. You will need a MS Passport to sign in with.

Microsoft Expression Web Webcast Videos

Expression Web Webcast Videos 2006
Watch Webcast Videos on demand from August - December 2006

Expression Web Webcast Videos 2007
Watch Webcast Videos on demand from January - June 2007

Microsoft Web Design Webcast videos 2007
Learn web designing ways outside Expression Web

Microsoft Events

MSDN Events in your local area

These free sessions will tackle every tier of your applications, with lots of time to ask questions and share crib notes with your peers. Uncover the creative possibilities and powerful CSS functionality of Expression® Web. MSDN Events are delivered live by experienced developers who have earned their coding stripes. Don't miss this half-day of learning in your local area.

Microsoft Labs

Expression Web Labs - Please see the Labs listed below.

Expression Web and ASP.NET 2.0 Controls

After completing this lab, you will be better able to:

  • Learn how to better use Expression Web for CSS Styling and Rule management.
  • Work with ASP.NET 2.0 Sites, Master Pages, and other Controls.
  • Learn how to examine, modify, and work with the mark-up used to define ASP.NET controls on the Server.
  • Learn how to style ASP.NET controls with External Styles.
  • Learn how to inject mark-up into ASP.NET controls to facilitate the use of CSS Classes.
  • See how complex ASP.NET controls use ‘place-holder’ mark-up within the designer, and learn how to best account for that with Expression Web’s WYSWYG interface.
  • Learn how to style ASP.NET pages with embedded ASP.NET controls.

December 20, 2006

Expression Web Lab: Creating a Standards-Based Web Site

After completing this lab, you will be better able to:

  • Create or Open a Web Site Folder
  • Create a Static Web Page
  • Insert Images, Text, and Create Hyperlinks
  • Manage Preferences to Ensure Your Desired Standards Support

Expression Web Lab: Designing Pages with CSS

After completing this lab, you will be better able to:

  • Create Page Layouts with CSS
  • Create and Apply Styles for Text and Images
  • Save Styles to an External Style Sheet
  • Attach an External Style Sheet to Multiple Web Pages

Expression Lab: Sandbox Lab

In this lab, you will have access to:

Self-Guided Tour of Expression Features

You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks at any time.