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Building a Home Page in Microsoft Expression Web 2—A Look Behind the Curtain

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It’s time to learn some basic HTML and see how the code affects the content. To do this, this chapter shows you how to build the basic structure of a web site's home page.
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What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

  • How to read and edit basic HTML code in Code view
  • How to import text from Microsoft Word and other documents
  • How to clean up imported code using Code and Design views
  • How to use Find and Replace to edit many instances of code at the same time

Introduction

In Hour 3, “A Website Is Really Just Text—Build One in 5 Minutes,” you built a basic web page using functions similar to those in a word processing program. But that is just half the story: In web design, what happens behind the curtain is what really matters. It’s time to learn some basic HTML and see how the code affects the content. To do this, you build the basic structure of the home page of the My Kipple site.

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