Holiday Upgrade savings – add Expression Web 2 to your web authoring tool set

For a limited time, customers in the United States can shop the Microsoft Online Store for Microsoft Expression Web, Expression Blend, and Expression Studio and get 50% off. Expression Web Upgrade $49.95 Create modern, standards-based web sites and applications using CSS + XHTML, ASP.NET, PHP Expression Blend Upgrade $49.95 Create rich interactive and web applications…


The Quirkiness of Quirks Mode

Hi, I’m Michelle Rosenthal, a new tester on the Expression Web team. My recent work on Expression Web has brought to my attention the importance of document type declarations (referred to as DOCTYPEs) and understanding the effect of these declarations on how content is displayed in different web browsers. There are a handful of DOCTYPEs…


CSS Layouts – Oh, the Humanity… ! by Steve Guttman

Back in the earlier days of the web—like 5 years ago—the standard fashion for laying-out pages was to wrap your page in a table and to use “colspan” and “rowspan” properties to combine table cells into merged entities, and to embed additional tables into those merged cells (when necessary) to hold and position subsidiary pieces…


Software update for Expression Web 2: KB957827

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Expression Web 2.0. This update fixes a problem that prevents macros from running on a Windows Vista-based client computer. Note: If you’ve set Windows to automatically update, the update for Expression Web 2 appears in the Office 2007 list of updates as shown in the following screenshot.

Training: Web development essentials

Joshua Eklnud recently published a series of training videos on how to use Expression Web, including videos on: CSS-based layout Rich data presentations Server technology All are available at


Expression Web documentation at your online fingertips

The Help documentation for Expression Web has been available on the MSDN Library website ever since version 2 was released. Now the Help documentation is also available through the Expression community website at .  What’s so great about seeing the same ol’ Help that you can launch from within Expression Web but in online…


New MIX website developed with Expression Web

The MIX website at was recently redeployed and was developed with, but of course, Expression Web. Here’s a random image that I love ( and don’t understand ) from the website: But enough of that silliness, here’s the official announcement: Today we are announcing an update to MIX Online at MIX Online is…

Free BETA version of Microsoft Web Platform Installer

Microsoft has released a free BETA version of the Web Platform Installer which corrals together all the free components you need for developing web applications on Windows Vista. To download the installer, go here: . The first screen of the BETA installer lets you select Complete, ASP.NET Developer, or Your Choice: If you select…

Your Ted Spread

Erik Saltwell, Group Program Manager for Expression Web, used Expression Web 2 to build a Google gadget that displays the “Ted spread”: The money blog on the NPR website has blogged about it: What’s the Ted spread? Erik explained it to me this morning but you’re really better off reading about it here:…