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Microsoft® Expression® Web Plain & Simple

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Get the fast facts that make learning Microsoft Expression Web plain and simple! This no-nonsense guide uses easy numbered steps and concise, straightforward language to show the most expedient ways to learn a skill or solve a problem.

Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft® Expression® Web Plain & Simple: Your easy, colorful, SEE-HOW guide to Expression Web!
  2. Dedication
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. 1. About This Book
    1. What Happened to Microsoft FrontPage?
    2. What You’ll Find Here
    3. A Little About You
    4. A Little About the Microsoft Expression Suite
    5. A Quick Look Ahead
  5. 2. Getting Started with Expression Web
    1. Starting Expression Web
      1. Start the Program
    2. Checking Out the Workspace
    3. Choosing Your Tools
      1. Meet the Menus in Expression Web
      2. Work with Menus
      3. Use Shortcut Keys
        1. Expression Web Shortcuts—Fast Favorites
      4. Check Out the Common Toolbar
        1. Know Your Toolbar
    4. Getting Familiar with the Editing Window
      1. Explore the Editing Window
    5. Using Task Panes
      1. Expression Web Task Panes
      2. Rearrange Task Panes
    6. Reading the Status Bar
      1. Read the Status Bar
    7. Displaying Different Views
      1. Three Perspectives, One Page
      2. Use Split View
    8. Getting Help When You Need It
      1. Use the Help System
    9. Moving On
  6. 3. Creating a Simple Web Site
    1. Where to Begin
      1. Creating a New Site: Your Choices
    2. Creating a One-Page Web Site
      1. Start with a One-Page Site
    3. Beginning with an Empty Web Site
      1. Create an Empty Web Site
    4. Importing an Existing Site
      1. Start the Import Process
      2. Selecting the Current File Location
      3. Choosing Where You Want the Files to Go
      4. Finishing the Import
    5. Starting with a Template
      1. Use a Site Template
    6. What’s in a Template?
    7. Opening an Existing Web Site
      1. Open a Web Site
    8. Renaming a Web Site
      1. Rename a Web Site
    9. Exporting a Web Site
      1. Export a File from Your Site
        1. Export Possibilities: Save As Type Options
    10. Deleting a Web Site
    11. Viewing Site Information
      1. Getting Perspective with Site Views
    12. Moving On
  7. 4. Working with Pages
    1. Creating a New Page
      1. Add a New Page
        1. New Page Choices in Expression Web
      2. Create a New Page Based on an Existing Page
      3. Add Pages in the Folder List
    2. Adding the Master Design
      1. Add the Master Design to the New Page
    3. Saving the Page
      1. Save the Page
    4. Setting Page Properties
      1. Add Page Properties
    5. Opening a Web Page
      1. Open a Web Page
    6. Closing a Web Page
    7. Renaming a Web Page
      1. Rename a Web Page
    8. Deleting a Web Page
      1. Delete a Web Page
    9. Adding a Page Background
      1. Add a Page Background
    10. Previewing Web Pages
      1. Preview the Web Page
    11. Working with Dynamic Web Templates
      1. Create a New Dynamic Web Template
      2. Add an Editable Region to a Web Page
      3. Attach a Web Template to a Page
    12. Moving On
  8. 5. Adding and Editing Text
    1. Entering Text
      1. Replace Template Text
      2. Add Text
      3. Drag and Drop Text
    2. Copying and Pasting Text
      1. Copy Text
      2. Paste Text
        1. Understanding Paste Options
    3. Simple Formatting
      1. Make Text Bold
      2. Add Italics to Text
      3. Choose Text Alignment
    4. Working with Fonts
      1. A Few Font Guidelines
      2. Make Major Font Changes—Fast
      3. Change Font Type from the Common Toolbar
      4. Select Font Size
      5. Change Font Color
    5. Creating a New Font Family
      1. Create a Font Family
    6. Controlling the Spacing of Your Text
      1. Set Paragraph Spacing
    7. Using the Format Painter
      1. Apply a Format with the Format Painter
    8. Applying Styles
      1. Apply a Style to Your Text
        1. Expression Web Built-in Styles
    9. Creating Lists
      1. List Dos and Don’ts
      2. Understand List Differences
      3. Create a List
    10. Adding Borders and Shading
      1. Create a Border
      2. Add Shading
    11. Viewing Code Changes
      1. View Code Changes
    12. Checking Spelling and Using the Thesaurus
      1. Check Your Spelling
      2. Use the Thesaurus
    13. Finding and Replacing Text
      1. Find and Replace Choices
      2. Find Text
      3. Replace Text
    14. Moving On
  9. 6. Working with Pictures
    1. Getting Ready to Add Pictures
      1. Add Pictures to the Folder List
    2. Understanding Picture Types
      1. Picture Type Comparison
      2. More about File Types
    3. Adding Pictures
      1. Drag a Picture to the Page
      2. Place a Picture on the Page
    4. Resizing Pictures
      1. Drag a Picture to Resize
      2. Resize Precisely
    5. Controlling Picture Placement in Text
      1. Choose Text Wrap
    6. Aligning Pictures
      1. Align a Picture
    7. Adding Picture Margins and Borders
      1. Add Spacing around Pictures
      2. Create a Picture Border
    8. Editing Pictures
      1. Display the Pictures Toolbar
      2. Tools for Image Editing
        1. Picture Tools—Which to Use When
    9. Cropping Pictures
      1. Crop a Picture
    10. Creating an Auto Thumbnail
      1. Add an Auto Thumbnail
      2. Preview an Auto Thumbnail
    11. Viewing Pictures in Code
      1. Create an Image Object from the Toolbox
      2. Replace an Image Placeholder with a Picture
      3. View Image Code
    12. Saving Pages with Pictures
      1. Save an Embedded Picture
    13. Moving On
  10. 7. Creating Links
    1. Understanding Links
      1. Links of All Kinds
    2. What Makes a Good Link Good?
    3. Adding Links to Text
      1. Create a Text Link
    4. Viewing Links as Code
      1. View the Link as Code
      2. Anatomy of a Link
    5. Adding Links to Pictures
      1. Create a Picture Link
      2. Create a Hotspot
    6. Adding a Link to an E-mail Address
      1. Create an E-mail Link
    7. Inserting Bookmarks as Links
      1. Add a Bookmark to Your Page
      2. Create a Link for the Bookmark
    8. Adding a ScreenTip to a Link
      1. Create a ScreenTip
    9. Changing the Look of Links
      1. Understanding Link States
      2. Change Link Color
    10. Modifying Link Styles
      1. Change Link Style
    11. Displaying Links
      1. View Page Links
    12. Checking and Repairing Links
      1. Test Your Links
      2. Edit or Repair Links
    13. Moving On
  11. 8. Adding Tables
    1. Understanding Tables and Layout Tables
      1. Introducing Table Types
    2. Adding a Layout Table
      1. Create a Layout Table
      2. Choose a Layout Style
      3. Insert Cells
      4. Align the Layout Table
    3. Resizing a Layout Table
    4. Creating a New Table
      1. Add a Table
    5. Adding Table Data
      1. Enter Table Data
        1. Simple Table Navigation
    6. Adjusting Column Width
      1. Change Column Width
    7. Working with Table Tools
      1. Display the Table Toolbar
    8. Adding, Deleting, and Moving Rows and Columns
      1. Add a Column or Row
      2. Delete a Row or Column
      3. Cut and Paste a Column or Row
    9. Merging and Splitting Cells
      1. Split Cells
      2. Merge Cells
    10. Formatting Tables
      1. Enhance the Table with Table Properties
        1. What a Difference a Setting Makes!
    11. Distributing Table Content
      1. Distribute Table Content Evenly
    12. Viewing Table Code
      1. Display Table Code
    13. Previewing Your Table
      1. Preview Your Table
    14. Moving On
  12. 9. Working with Frames
    1. Understanding Frames
    2. Creating a Frames Page
      1. Create a Frames Page
    3. Adding Content to a Frames Page
      1. Add an Existing Page
      2. Create a New Page
    4. Saving the Frames Page
      1. Save the Page
    5. Viewing Frames in Code
    6. Adding a "No Frames" Message
      1. Create a No Frames Page
    7. Resizing Frames
      1. Resize a Frame
    8. Splitting Frames
      1. Split a Frame in Two
    9. Deleting Frames
      1. Delete a Frame
    10. Controlling Frame Spacing
      1. Set Frame Spacing
      2. Adding Margins to Frames
    11. Locking Frames
      1. Lock a Frame
    12. Adding Target Frames to Hyperlinks
      1. Add a Target Frame to a Link
    13. Working with Inline Frames
      1. Add an Inline Frame
    14. Moving On
  13. 10. Including Web Forms
    1. Simplifying Forms
      1. Anatomy of a Form
    2. Understanding Form Controls
      1. Know Your Form Controls
    3. Creating a Form
      1. Create the Form Area
    4. Inserting Text
      1. Insert Text on the Form
    5. Adding a Form Control
      1. Add a Form Control
    6. Resizing Form Fields
      1. Resize a Form Field
    7. Setting Field Properties
      1. Set Field Properties
      2. Create Drop-Down Lists
      3. Work with List Choices
    8. Arranging Fields on the Form
      1. Arrange Fields
      2. Group Fields on a Form
    9. Setting Tab Order
      1. Set Tab Order
    10. Moving On
  14. 11. Adding Interactivity
    1. Adding Interactive Buttons
      1. Choose a Button Style
      2. Select the Button Font
      3. Set Button States
      4. Enhance the Button Image
    2. Viewing the Button Code
      1. View Button Code
    3. Creating a Navigation Bar
      1. Do’s and don’t for navigation bars
      2. Create a Navigation Bar
    4. Applying Page Transitions
      1. Transitions for Page Events
      2. Add a Page Transition
    5. Adding Sound to Your Pages
      1. Media Files and Expression Web
      2. Add a Sound
    6. Moving On
  15. 12. Working with Styles and Style Sheets
    1. CSS Basics
      1. Learning Style-ish Lingo
      2. A Simple Example of CSS
      3. The Benefits of CSS
    2. Understanding Styles
      1. Class-Based Styles
      2. ID-Based Styles
      3. Element-Based Styles
      4. Inline Styles
    3. Viewing Styles
      1. Display the Manage Styles Task Pane
      2. View Styles in Code
    4. Setting Style Preferences
      1. Set Preferences for Created Styles
    5. Applying Styles
      1. Display the Apply Styles Task Pane
      2. Apply a Style
    6. Modifying Style Properties
      1. Change CSS Properties
      2. Change a Style
        1. Modifying CSS Properties
    7. Creating a Style
      1. Create a Style
    8. Deleting Styles
      1. Delete a Style
    9. Understanding Cascading Style Sheets
    10. Attaching a Style Sheet
      1. Attach a Style Sheet
    11. Creating a Style Sheet
      1. Create a Style Sheet
    12. Detaching a Style Sheet
      1. Detach a Style Sheet
    13. Moving On
  16. 13. Publishing Your Site
    1. What You Need to Know Before Publishing Your Site
      1. Check Download Statistics
    2. Checking Accessibility
      1. Check Your Site’s Accessibility
    3. Checking Compatibility
      1. Run the Compatibility Checker
    4. Optimizing HTML
      1. Optimize Your Code
    5. Publishing Your Site
      1. Display Remote Web Site View
      2. Choose the Remote Web Site
      3. Enter Your Login Information
      4. Choose What Not to Publish
      5. Publish Your Site
    6. Moving On
  17. 14. Creating Site Reports
    1. Creating a Site Report
      1. Types of Reports in Expression Web
      2. Create a Summary Report
      3. Display a Specialized Report
    2. Arranging Report Data
      1. Arrange Report Information
    3. Changing Report Settings
      1. Change Report Settings
    4. Changing Report Defaults
      1. Change Report Defaults
    5. Filtering Report Data
      1. Add a Filter to Report Information
    6. Saving Report Data
      1. Save Report Data
    7. Moving On
  18. A. About the Author
  19. Index
  20. About the Author
  21. Copyright