The upcoming version 3 of Microsoft® Expression® Web gives you new tools to produce high-quality, standards-based Web sites faster and easier: built-in support for today’s Web standards, sophisticated CSS design capabilities, and visual diagnostic tools.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the upcoming features in Expression Web 3:
SuperPreview provides cross-browser visual diagnostics
One thing that we hear from Web developers is that debugging their sites for accurate rendering on multiple browsers is time-consuming. Many developers have either a dedicated machine or virtual machine for browser testing, but with SuperPreview in Expression Web 3 you can debug your pages on multiple browsers (Internet Explorer 6 – 8 and Firefox) on the same machine that you use for development.
You can download the March ‘09 early beta version of Expression Web SuperPreview for IE here.
Snapshot Preview saves debugging time
Snapshot Preview provides a high-fidelity browser preview of local HTML, PHP, or ASPX pages that updates live as you edit your code, saving you the time and effort of loading the page in a browser for code changes. You can choose to preview the page in any installed browser at a wide range of resolutions.
Encode Silverlight video for Web streaming
Quickly encode and insert Silverlight video into your Web site with a wide range of encoding and transcoding features with the included copy of Expression Encoder 3. You can also chose from a set of skins for the video player that best matches your site graphics. Encoder supports high quality VC-1 and H.264 Silverlight video for Web streaming.
Encoding and inserting Silverlight video is as simple as choosing Insert> Media > Encode/Insert Silverlight Video or dragging the Silverlight video tool from the toolbox into Code or Design View.
You can then choose the source file and then encoding profile you want depending on the bandwidth and the device that will be displaying the media.
For more information
Learn more about Expression Web version 2 here.
Download the Expression Web free trial here.