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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Create useful, professional-Looking add-ins for Expression Web 4

Expression Web 4 enables developers familiar with web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to easily extend the functionality of the product.  A useful add-in that was demoed at the product launch lets you insert a Bing map into your web page.  In this blog post, I’ll provide a detailed look at this add-in…

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Improve Your Site’s Search Ranking

Expression Web 4 (released last week!) has a powerful new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) reporting tool that identifies potential SEO problems in your site. This tool makes it very convenient to automatically locate mark-up patterns that might be compromising your page rankings. But all versions of Microsoft Expression Web have a range of features you…


Easily create an Add-in for Expression Web 4 with the Add-in Builder

With today’s launch of Expression Web 4, we’ve made extending Expression Web’s functionality easier than ever.  Developers can create Add-ins for Expression Web by using HTML, JavaScript and CSS standards they already know!  We have also simplified integrating your Add-ins into Expression Web’s Panel and menu system using XML.  In order to make it even…

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Rule over the true powers of Find

A guest post for the Expression Web Team Blog by Morten Rand-Hendriksen If you use Expression Web or most any text editing and reading software, you likely already use the Find feature to search for text. But if you’re one of the few who is not using the Find feature in Expression Web, you are…


Different types of hyperlinks

There are three types of links that can be used in a web page: relative, and site root relative, and absolute.  Which one is correct to use depends on the location of the page to which it links. Relative Links A relative link points to a location that is relative to the current page.  Having…

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Using an Access 2007 database with ASP.NET 3.5 and Expression Web 3

One question that we occasionally hear from Expression Web users is “How do I use my Access 2007 database on my ASP.NET site?” First, the not so great news: Expression Web 3 supports ASP.NET 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5. These versions of ASP.NET do not support Access 2007 data connections. Now, the great news: ASP.NET 4.0…


Increase your search rankings with better web page titles

Are you still waiting for a flood of visitors to find your site? Wondering if you need to invest in some online ads or an SEO specialist? Before you do any heavy lifting, first try the simple task of reviewing the titles of your web pages for their search relevance. I just published the following post to introduce…


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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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…