Microsoft Expression News

We released important news today about the Expression family of products.  Please visit the Expression Community site for details.

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Expression Web 4 Service Pack 2

We’re pleased to introduce a new service pack for Microsoft Expression Web. Expression Web 4 SP2 focuses on making the editing process easier and faster. It includes improvements in two major areas: 1) workspace configuration and 2) code editing. It also includes a variety of other bug fixes and improvements. Workspace improvements Expression Web now…

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Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1

Typically, we come out with a service pack release to fix bugs, address performance problems, and add a bit of polish to a product. In the case of Expression Web 4 SP1—we really couldn’t wait. We saw all the cool stuff that’s happening around HTML5—we  knew the release of IE9 was coming—and we said to…

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Suggest and vote on new features for SuperPreview!

The SuperPreview team is always looking for new ways to reach you, our customers. We want to continue to create a product that will solve your cross-browser testing and web development needs. Another way you can reach us is through the new SuperPreview User Voice site. Here you can submit your feature ideas and also…

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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 check your markup for errors…


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 toolbars may clutter and waste valuable space…


SuperPreview online service Beta adds Internet Explorer 9 Beta and Safari 5.

This week we bring two more browsers to our online service Beta. Internet Explorer 9 Beta Safari 5 for Mac If you’ve already signed up for the online service you will receive notification of these new browsers the next time you launch SuperPreview.  You can then choose them from the browser selection screen and begin…

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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. What does the SEO Checker do? The…

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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://gallery.expression.microsoft.com/en-us/GreenBusiness The core layout of every…


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 only the most…

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