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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft

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Build standards-based Web sites with Expression Web: a step-by-step tutorial that helps you do it right the first time

  • The easy-to-read, hands-on introduction to Microsoft's new Expression Web 4

  • Establish work processes for building standards-based web code faster and with much less work

  • Covers all the new features in version 4, including HTML5

  • A complete tutorial: step-by-step instructions, examples, Q and As, quizzes, exercises, tips, shortcuts, and more

Expression Web 4 offers a fundamentally different, more powerful approach to web authoring. To make the most of it, both beginners and seasoned web professionals will benefit from a thorough, simple introduction that covers both the programs program's features and its new workflows. Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 4 in 24 Hours is that book. In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, it will help readers gain true mastery, so they can build state-of-the-art standards-based Web sites and applications with far less work. In this book's straightforward approach, each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping readers learn all of Expression Web 4's core features from the ground up - including breakthrough features like Dynamic Web Templates and SuperPreview. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, it takes readers from concept through delivery, teaching powerful techniques for designing, constructing, and even re-designing web sites for easier management and repurposing. By the time they're finished with these lessons, readers won't just understand Expression Web 4: they'll be comfortable using it in real-world projects.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. Hour 1. Get to Know Microsoft Expression Web 4
  12. Hour 2. Beginning at the End: A Walkthrough of the Finished Project
  13. Hour 3. A Website Is Really Just Text: Build One in 5 Minutes
  14. Hour 4. Building a Home Page: A Look Behind the Curtain
  15. Hour 5. Getting Connected with (Hyper)Links: The Cornerstone of the World Wide Web
  16. Hour 6. Getting Visual, Part 1: Adding Images and Graphics
  17. Hour 7. Getting Visual, Part 2: Advanced Image Editing, Thumbnails, and Hotspots
  18. Hour 8. Cracking the Code: Working in Code View
  19. Hour 9. Getting Boxed In, Part 1: Using Tables for Tabular Content
  20. Hour 10. Bringing Style to Substance with Cascading Style Sheets
  21. Hour 11. Getting Boxed In, Part 2: Knee Deep in CSS
  22. Hour 12. Styling with Code: Fully Immersed in CSS
  23. Hour 13. Getting Visual, Part 3: Images as Design Elements with CSS
  24. Hour 14. Harnessing the Power of CSS Layouts
  25. Hour 15. Buttons, Buttons, Buttons
  26. Hour 16. Using Behaviors
  27. Hour 17. Frames and Layers
  28. Hour 18. Building a Functional Menu
  29. Hour 19. Dynamic Web Templates
  30. Hour 20. Getting Interactive with Forms
  31. Hour 21. Working with Flash and Silverlight
  32. Hour 22. Beyond the Basics, Part 1: PHP in Expression Web 4
  33. Hour 23. Test Twice, Publish Once: Professional Cross-Browser Testing with SuperPreview
  34. Hour 24. Publishing Your Website
  35. Hour 25. Beyond the Basics, Part 2: Get Noticed with the New Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Checker
  36. Index