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Working with Web Pages in Microsoft Expression Web 2

Microsoft Expression Web lets you create modern, standards-based web sites. This chapter shows you how to create, navigate, and manage web pages in Expression Web.
This chapter is from the book

What You’ll Do

  • Create an HTML Page
  • Open Web Pages from Within a Web
  • Navigate Web Pages
  • Display Web Pages in the HTML Format
  • Manage Web Pages
  • Set the Home Page
  • Change the Web Page Title
  • Change Web Page Properties
  • Insert Background Pictures and Watermarks
  • Change Background Colors
  • Add Background Sound
  • Set Page Size
  • Preview and Print Web Pages
  • Export Web Content
  • Create a Page Template
  • Use a Dynamic Page Template
  • Create a Master and Content Page
  • Save a Web Page with Different Formats
  • Animate Page Transitions


Once on the Web, you can open other Web pages in the Folder List or Folders views, or you can even open up another page using the Windows menu. Microsoft Expression Web provides several ways to navigate between pages. After you open a Web page, you can use the document tabs at the top of the editing window in Design view, choose the Web page’s name from the Window menu, or press Ctrl+Tab until the page you want appears in the window to navigate between pages.

One of the most user-friendly components of Expression Web is its capability to automatically convert text and images into HTML format. When you save a Web site or Web page, it is actually being saved in HTML format. After you create a Web site, you can use the Folder List view to quickly and easily manage individual Web pages.

When looking at a Web site, there are certain details that can make your Web pages a site that visitors will return to. Microsoft Expression Web helps you generate that type of site. Visitors might notice a washed out background picture called a watermark. Or maybe it’s a soothing color or light sound as you pass over certain feature of the page. Having a custom feel will express to your visitors that you’ve spent time and looked at every detail of your site.

You can preview your Web pages in a browser, or in Design view. Because each browser can display your site differently, you will want to examine your site using several of the most popular browser formats. You can also create your own template, instead of using one of the built-in page templates that comes with Expression Web.

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