The workshop has quiz questions to help you put to use what you just learned. If you get stuck, the answers to the quiz questions are in the next section. But try to answer them first. Otherwise, you’ll be cheating yourself.
- How do you preview a web page in a browser from within Expression Web 4?
- Why is it important to test a page in multiple browsers?
- From within Expression Web 4, you have many ways to preview a web page in a browser. The easiest way is to simply press F12; doing so opens the current page in the default browser. You can also open the page in a browser with a specific window size by selecting File, Preview in Browser and clicking the size you want to use. Finally, you can preview the page in multiple browsers simultaneously by clicking Preview in Multiple Browsers on the same menu.
- No two browsers are created equally. As a result, your web pages might look different depending on the configuration of the visitor’s computer. To put it into perspective, Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, and 9 handle web pages in entirely different ways, so although a page looks great in Internet Explorer 9, it might be unreadable in Internet Explorer 6. The best way around this problem is to create standards-based websites, but even then you might run into browser incompatibilities. Continually testing your pages helps you catch problems early and figure out ways to fix them.