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Microsoft® Expression® Web Step by Step

Book Description

Covers the fundamentals for building dynamic, interactive pages that meet today s Web standards

Features easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on skill-building exercises

Includes an easy-search companion CD with practice files, a complete eBook, and other resources

Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft® Expression® Web Step by Step
    1. Introducing Expression Web
      1. Upgrading from FrontPage
    2. Information for Readers Running Windows XP
      1. Managing the Practice Files
      2. Using the Start Menu
      3. Navigating Dialog Boxes
    3. Features and Conventions of This Book
    4. Using the Book’s CD
      1. What’s on the CD?
      2. Minimum System Requirements
        1. Step-by-Step Exercises
      3. Installing the Practice Files
      4. Using the Practice Files
      5. Removing the Practice Files
    5. Getting Help
      1. Getting Help with This Book and Its CD
      2. Getting Help with Microsoft Expression Web
    6. 1. Understanding How Expression Web Works
      1. Exploring and Customizing the User Interface
      2. Opening an Existing Site
      3. Displaying Different Views of a Site
      4. Exploring an Individual Web Page
      5. Understanding Basic Expression Web Concepts
      6. Key Points
    7. 2. Moving from FrontPage to Expression Web
      1. Understanding the Differences Between Expression Web and FrontPage
      2. Publishing a Backup Copy of a Site
      3. Managing FrontPage Sites by Using Expression Web
        1. Changing Shared Border Content
        2. Adding a Page
      4. Using FrontPage Code in an Expression Web Site
      5. Converting FrontPage Sites to Expression Web
      6. Key Points
    8. 3. Becoming Familiar with Modern Web Site Standards
      1. Verifying and Addressing W3C Validity
      2. Verifying and Addressing Accessibility
      3. Using Cascading Style Sheets
      4. Choosing and Using the Right DOCTYPE
      5. Verifying and Improving Cross-Browser Rendering
      6. Key Points
    9. 4. Presenting Information on a Web Page
      1. Using Tables for Layout: Right or Wrong?
      2. Using Lists to Group Information
      3. Using Semantic Markup
      4. Styling the Presentation of Your Content
      5. Key Points
    10. 5. Enhancing a Web Site with Images
      1. Adding Images to a Web Page
      2. Editing Images in Expression Web
      3. Using Images with a Style Sheet
      4. Using Images as Backgrounds
      5. Using Images as Bullets
      6. Using Images as Hyperlink Backgrounds
      7. Key Points
    11. 6. Creating a Web Site from a Template
      1. Creating a Template-Based Site
      2. Organizing Web Site Pages
      3. Modifying a Site’s Dynamic Web Template
      4. Modifying a Site’s Cascading Style Sheets
      5. Key Points
    12. 7. Creating a Web Site from Scratch
      1. Creating an Empty Site
      2. Importing and Using Graphics and Templates
      3. Creating a Dynamic Web Template
      4. Creating Content Pages
      5. Organizing Your Site
      6. Key Points
    13. 8. Taking It to the Next Level
      1. Using Interactive Buttons
      2. Using Layers and Behaviors
      3. Using Personal Web Packages
      4. Creating and Using Forms
      5. Key Points
    14. 9. Publishing a Web Site
      1. Considering Hosting Requirements
      2. Finding and Registering a Domain Name
      3. Using Microsoft Office Live
      4. Publishing by Using FTP
      5. Publishing by Using HTTP
      6. Publishing to a Disk Location
      7. Key Points
    15. 10. Managing a Web Site
      1. Backing Up Server-Based Sites
      2. Editing Server-Based Sites
      3. Using Site Settings
      4. Publishing Selectively
      5. Using Subsites
      6. Key Points
    16. 11. Using ASP.NET Features
      1. Using ASP.NET Master Pages
      2. Using Site-Navigation Controls
      3. Using the AdRotator Control
      4. Linking to Data Sources
      5. Additional Resources
      6. Key Points
    17. Glossary
    18. A. About the Author
    19. B. Dedication
    20. C. Your All-in-One Resource
    21. Index