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Changing Web Page Properties

Expression Web allows you to change individual Web page properties using the Page Properties dialog box. You can change the Web page title, add a page description, and specify keywords for search engines (which aren’t used to much anymore; most search engines use other methods). You can also insert a background sound or image, make the background image a transparent watermark, or change the color. When you insert a background sound, it plays once when you open the Web page unless you select the Loop option. In addition, you can change the color of page text and hyperlinks. For advanced feature, you can set page margins, work with code snippets, specify a language, or set workgroup options.

Change Web Page Properties

  • circle1.jpg Open the Web site with the Web page you want to change, and then click the Web page tab.
  • circle2.jpg Click the File menu, and then click Properties.
  • circle3.jpg Click the tab you want to use, and then select the options you want:
    • General. Use this tab to change the Web page title, add a page description, specify keywords for search engines, and insert a background sound. You can also specify a base location, which changes the root location (where your home page is typically located).

    • Formatting. Use this tab to insert a background image, and make it a watermark (transparent). To delete a background, select the image path and delete it. You can also use this tab to change the background, text, or link colors on the current page. If you insert a background sound, you can also select the look option.

    • Advanced. Use this tab to set margins for the current page. However, it’s more efficient to make margin changes using CSS.

    • Custom. Use this tab to add, modify, or remove custom code snippets based on system and user variables. A code snippet is a reusable segment of code.

    • Language. Use this tab to specify the page language and HTML encoding you want to use. These options make sure your Web browser and Expression Web uses the right characters set for the selected language. The default for HTML encoding is Unicode (UTF-8).

    • Workgroup. Use this tab to set options that are useful when you have multiple people working on a site. You can organize pages in categories, assign pages to a specific person, and specify current review status.

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