Holiday Savings on Expression Studio or Expression Web (US only)

Update to this blog post – this offer is extended through Jan 31, 2010! For a limited time there is a discount of 30% on all Microsoft Expression version 3 products (Microsoft Expression Studio + Expression Web, both full and upgrade versions) when purchased through the Microsoft Online Store. A special promo code is NOT…


How to register your custom Site Template with Expression Web 1,2 or 3

A few months ago, I went to Paul, who is one of our Lead Developer to suggest, what I thought is a great new feature, that we should enable our users to register their own Site Templates so that they will be available on the New Site dialog.Then Paul kindly told me that I can…

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Latest version of Firefox 3.5 works in SuperPreview

Last month we blogged about a Firefox bug our customers encountered using SuperPreview with Firefox version 3.5.5. This bug caused Firefox 3.5 to stop working with SuperPreview on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. With the newest release of Firefox 3.5.6, the Mozilla team has fixed the aforementioned bug. We recommend that you update to…

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Why doesn’t Expression Web SuperPreview work with Firefox 3.5.5 on Windows XP?

[Update 12/16/09: Firefox 3.5.6 has fixed the bug so it can again be used in SuperPreview.  If you followed the steps below to revert to an earlier version of Firefox, you may now turn auto-updates back on.  Firefox will then update to 3.5.6 and continue to work with SuperPreview.] Unfortunately, this particular Firefox update included a change that…

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Moving to Web Standards with SuperPreview

Internet Explorer 8 was an important release because it signaled a renewed emphasis on Web Standards at Microsoft. My team—which develops the authoring tool, Expression Web—is also pretty emphatic about Web Standards. We’re in the process of doing significant tooling (and retooling) so we can support existing and emerging specifications, reliably. The Expression Web team…


Free Internet Explorer debugging tool: Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview for Windows Internet Explorer

Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer is a free stand-alone visual debugging tool that makes it faster and easier to migrate your sites from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7 or 8. Expression Web SuperPreview for Internet Explorer shows your web pages rendered in Internet Explorer 6 and either Internet Explorer 7 or Internet…


Saffron Stroke: Expression Web tips and tricks

Minal Agarwal is a web and graphics designer who maintains a helpful blog at http://saffronstroke.com/ which is full of tips and tricks for Expression Web users as well as CSS hacks and web page templates. Minal has also contributed several articles to http://www.dotnetcurry.com for their Expression Web category. Check it out:

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Displaying pages that use NTLM authentication in SuperPreview

As Steven posted earlier, if you try to display a password-protected page in SuperPreview, the program instead displays the page that appears when a site visitor tries to access the page without supplying login credentials. I wanted to follow up Steve’s post to briefly clarify that SuperPreview does support NTLM authentication, which is commonly used…

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Workaround for viewing password-protected pages in SuperPreview

I’m Steven Schermerhorn – one of the developers that worked on the SuperPreview program provided with Expression Web 3. Ever since we released the first BETA version of SuperPreview for Internet Explorer, the Expression Web team has received a lot of constructive feedback about SuperPreview. One suggestion we frequently receive is to add support for password-protected web pages. Currently,…