HTML 5 in Expression 4 Web

I think the Expression Group is improving the learning experience,wow, in fact it has improved quite a bit. 

Seriously I had been very frustrated with the site a few months ago and the confused material.  I DO NOT want to see Expression Web 2.0 videos, even if they work for Expression Web 4.0.  Just don’t do that.  Adobe doesn’t mix older training videos with newer ones. 

You would think that the drive to get people to switch to HTML 5 would mean that instructions on how to get the default HTML page to be HTML 5 would be someplace on the Expression site. 

And if you thought that, you would be correct:

Intellisense is sweet.

What about checking to see if your site is meeting accessibility and deployment requirements:

Now the question becomes, why would I use WebMatrix and not Expression Web or Visual Web Developer?

Good question.


Comments (2)

  1. Francois Vanderseypen says:

    Thanks, this was quite useful. And indeed; what to choose? VS2010, WebMatrix, Expression…? No one seems to know what the proliferation is trying to achieve. For professional purposes (accessing WCF, refactoring…) one ends up with Visual Studio anyway.

  2. Surf4Fun says:

    Thank you Francois!

    You would use Web Matrix if you want to build a simple web site, or need to do some maintenance on a simple web site.  Expression Web would be used if you are a graphic artist, a high level programmers (that is: knowing the underlying code isn't all that important to you, just get the job done).  Visual Web Dev, if you want to improve the code and are a programmer who does do tools.  Visual Studio 2010 Pro if you are doing some tests and are using Team Foundation Server.  Visual Studio 2010 Architect (one of the versions or the full version) if you are an "architect" and need to utilize test, code profilers, graphs (code graphs here), etc. in your work.

    So respectfully Francois, you and I likely would end up with Visual Studio, but let's say a GIS developer might not.

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