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Build standards-based Web sites with Expression Web: a step-by-step tutorial that helps you do it right the first time
Expression Web 4 offers a fundamentally different, more powerful approach to web authoring. To make the most of it, both beginners and seasoned web professionals will benefit from a thorough, simple introduction that covers both the programs program's features and its new workflows. Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 4 in 24 Hours is that book. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, it will help readers gain true mastery, so they can build state-of-the-art standards-based Web sites and applications with far less work. In this book's straightforward approach, each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping readers learn all of Expression Web 4's core features from the ground up - including breakthrough features like Dynamic Web Templates and SuperPreview. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, it takes readers from concept through delivery, teaching powerful techniques for designing, constructing, and even re-designing web sites for easier management and repurposing. By the time they're finished with these lessons, readers won't just understand Expression Web 4: they'll be comfortable using it in real-world projects.
Part I: Building a functional website
Hour 1: Get to know Expression Web 4
Hour 2: Setting up your Web Site project
Hour 3: A web page is really just text - build one in 5 minutes
Hour 4: Making the first page - headings, paragraphs, lists etc
Hour 5: Get connected - building links to internal and external sites
Hour 6: Working in code view
Part II: Bringing style to the substance
Hour 7: Get boxed in - tables, frames and inline frames
Hour 8: Get boxed in part 2 - Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Hour 9: Start using CSS as a design tool
Hour 10: Styling content with EW is a piece of cake (and by that I mean you don't have to write code)
Hour 11: Keep your Style separate from your substance
Part III: Getting visual with images and multimedia objects
Hour 12: Adding images in your page
Hour 13: Silverlight, Flash and other multimedia elements
Part IV: From text to design - Knee Deep in CSS
Hour 14: Design is more than just "making things look good"
Hour 15: From the drafting table to the real world - importing design elements from Expression Design and Photoshop
Hour 16: Building the framework
Hour 17: Buttons
Hour 18: How to create a functional menu
Hour 19: Dynamic Web Templates (DWT) and other reusable elements
Hour 20: Get interactive
Hour 21: Making a photo album in Expression Media
Hour 22: Get online
Hour 23: Expression Web 4 and PHP
Hour 24: ASP.NET - dynamic and gigantic sites