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…


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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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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Expression Web 4 Licensing FAQ

We’ve received a number of questions about the free upgrade from Expression Web 3 to Expression Web 4.  With this post, I hope to answer the most frequently asked questions and eliminate any confusion. The upgrade path for Expression Web 4 depends on how you acquired Expression Web 3.  If you purchased a retail version…


SlapShot for Expression Web 4

SlapShot is a new extension written for Expression Web 4. For those of you who already use the SnapShot panel (a feature that debuted in Expression Web 3), you will feel right at home with SlapShot. For those of you who haven’t yet used SnapShot (or who need a quick refresher course), SnapShot is a…

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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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