Expression Web 2: Essentials

Expression Web 2: Essentials

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Total Run Time: 10 hrs

Whether you are creating your first web site or looking for tips on the best ways to create designs with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Total Training for Expression Web 2: Essentials will help you make the most of Microsoft's hot new Web design program.

Highlights

  1. Discover how to create a new web site or import an existing one using Expression Web 2.
  2. Get an introduction to Cascading Styles Sheets and how to create class, tag, and ID styles.
  3. Learn how to use styles to format text and images as well as how to create page layouts with div tags and CSS.
  4. Find out how to save time creating pages and make global updates using Dynamic Web Templates.
  5. Learn how to test and publish your site on the World Wide Web.

 

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Description

This Expression Web 2: Essentials series gives you an insider’s view to the latest features of the software program plus shares many time-saving techniques for working successfully with Expression Web 2.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: GETTING STARTED WITH EXPRESSION WEB 2 (42 min)

  1. Introducing Expression Web 2
  2. New Feature: Inserting Multimedia
  3. New Feature: Importing Photoshop® Files
  4. Advanced New Features
  5. Creating a Website
  6. Creating a Web Page
  7. Adding Images to Web Pages
  8. Adding & Formatting Text
  9. Setting Hyperlinks
  10. Setting Page Properties
  11. Limitations of General Web Design
Chapter 2: THE MANY WAYS TO DESIGN A WEBSITE (31 min)

  1. Designing with Layers
  2. Designing with CSS
  3. Working with Dynamic Web Templates
  4. Designing with Tables
  5. Using Frames
  6. Dynamic Database-Driven Sites
Chapter 3: CUSTOMIZING THE INTERFACE (25 min)

  1. Working with Task Panes
  2. Setting Program Preferences
  3. Page Editor Options
  4. Toolbars, Menus & Views
  5. Visual Aids & Other Status Bar Options
Chapter 4: CREATING A SITE WITH CSS (80 min)

  1. Viewing a Page without CSS
  2. Using Preview in Browser
  3. Creating a New Site & Adding Div Tags
  4. Adding Images & Text to Div Tags
  5. Creating & Copying a Class Style
  6. Creating & Modifying a Tag Style
  7. Creating an ID Style for the Container & Banner Divs
  8. Creating an ID Style for the Nav Bar & Main Content
  9. Creating an ID Style for the Footer & Copyright Info
  10. Creating Styles for Lists
  11. Setting Page Properties
  12. Modifying Link & Copyright Styles
Chapter 5: CREATING A MULTI-COLUMN LAYOUT WITH CSS (50 min)

  1. Working with Internal & External Style Sheets
  2. Copying Existing Styles
  3. Setting Email & Other Links
  4. Creating a Rollover Eect for Links
  5. Creating a Multi-Column Layout with CSS
  6. Aligning Divs Side-by-Side
  7. Previewing & Testing CSS
  8. Editing a CSS Layout in Expression Web
  9. Working with a Flexible CSS Layout
  10. Adding Borders with CSS
Chapter 6: WORKING WITH DYNAMIC WEB TEMPLATES (27 min)

  1. Saving a Page as a Template
  2. Creating a New Page from a Template
  3. Making Global Changes with a Template
  4. Detaching Templates & Templates vs. CSS
Chapter 7: USING HTML TABLES (32 min)

  1. Problems with Using Tables in a Page
  2. Removing Old Code from Tables
  3. Using CSS with Tables
  4. Using Tables for Tabular Data
  5. Making Tables More Accessible
Chapter 8: CREATING FRAMES & IFRAMES (24 min)

  1. Creating a Frameset
  2. Creating Pages within Framesets
  3. Targeting Links
  4. Editing a Frameset
  5. Creating an iFrame Design
Chapter 9: TESTING & PUBLISHING YOUR SITE (28 min)

  1. Testing Your Site
  2. Changing Site Report Settings & Tracking Hyperlinks
  3. Testing for Accessibility & Compatibility
  4. Organizing Files & Folders
  5. Publishing Your Site to a Server
  6. Download, Synchronize, Publish & Optimize HTML
Chapter 10: TIPS & TRICKS (26 min)

  1. Creating Rollover Images with Behaviors
  2. Swapping Multiple Images with Behaviors
  3. Editing Images outside of Expression Web
  4. Targeting & Modifying Links
  5. Final Comments & Credits

Presenter Info

Janine WarnerSince 1995, Janine Warner has written more than a dozen books about technology and the Internet, including her latest Web Sites Do-It-Yourself For Dummies.

A recognized Internet expert known for making technology fun and accessible, she has been a featured guest on a variety of radio and television programs, and her articles have appeared in such diverse publications as the Miami Herald, Shape magazine, and the Point Reyes Light newspaper.

Janine is a popular speaker at conferences and events in the United States and her fluency in Spanish brings her regular invitations to Latin America and Spain. Janine has also been a part-time faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the University of Miami where she taught online journalism.

From 1998 to 2000, Janine worked full time for the Miami Herald as their Online Managing Editor and later as Director of New Media. She also served as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks.

An award-winning former reporter, Janine earned a degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. To learn more, visit her Web sites at www.jcwarner.com and www.digitalfamily.com.