Expression Web 4: Essentials

Expression Web 4: Essentials

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Total Run Time: 7.7 hrs

Learn everything you need to create attractive web pages with Expression Web 4, the ultimate tool for building, testing and deploying professional standards-based websites.

Highlights

  1. The basics of how web sites work
  2. Formatting text with Cascading StyleSheets
  3. Creating table-free layouts with CSS
  4. Adding Silverlight Video and applications
  5. Final website check up and launch

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Description

With exciting new features such as SuperPreview and the SEO Checker, Expression Web 4 features powerful yet intuitive tools for building layouts, styling text and adding rich multimedia such as Windows Media video and Silverlight applications for maximum impact.

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Course Outline

Chapter 1: WHAT’S NEW IN EXPRESSION WEB 4 (10 min)

  1. Previewing a Site in the New Snapshot Panel
  2. Previewing a Site with the New SuperPreview
  3. Working with the New Site Add-ins
  4. Using the New SEO Reports
Chapter 2: GETTING STARTED (39 min)

  1. Setting Up a New Site
  2. HTML & the Anatomy of a Web Page
  3. Navigating the Workspace
  4. Exploring Panels & Tools
Chapter 3: CREATING YOUR FIRST PAGES (79 min)

  1. Creating a New Page
  2. Adding Text & Basic Formatting
  3. Adding & Adjusting Images
  4. Creating Hyperlinks between Pages within a Site
  5. Creating Bookmarks within a Page
  6. Creating Hyperlinks to E-Mail Addresses
  7. Creating Hyperlinks to Web Addresses
  8. Assigning Page Titles
Chapter 4: GETTING STARTED WITH CSS (94 min)

  1. Introducing the Apply Styles & Manage Styles Panels
  2. Creating, Modifying & Applying Class Styles
  3. Creating a Type Selector
  4. Moving Styles to an External CSS File
  5. Formatting Images with CSS
  6. Formatting Hyperlinks with Pseudo Selectors
  7. Smart Formatting with Contextual Selectors
  8. Web Font & Size Considerations
Chapter 5: CREATING PAGE LAYOUTS WITH CSS: PART 1 (84 min)

  1. Introducing the CSS Box Model
  2. Creating DIVs & Applying ID Styles
  3. Controlling Overflow
  4. Positioning Property & Types: Absolute vs. Relative
  5. Starting a Layout Using CSS Templates
  6. Setting Up a Header
  7. Adding Content
  8. Nesting DIVs to Finalize the Masthead
  9. Fine-Tuning the Layout Dimensions
Chapter 6: CREATING PAGE LAYOUTS WITH CSS: PART 2 (44 min)

  1. Viewing Your Page in the Snapshot Panel
  2. Testing Your Pages in SuperPreview
  3. Understanding Float & Clear
  4. Styling Lists to Create a Horizontal Nav Bar
  5. Adding a Hover State to the Nav Bar
  6. Creating an Auto-Centering Layout
Chapter 7: WORKING WITH TABLES (38 min)

  1. Inserting, Formatting & Modifying Tables
  2. Setting Headers, Caption & Summary
  3. Formatting Tables with Auto Format & CSS
  4. Converting CSV Text to a Table
  5. Styling Tables with CSS Class Styles
Chapter 8: ADDING RICH MEDIA CONTENT – FEATURING SILVERLIGHT® (20 min)

  1. Importing Silverlight Files into Your Project
  2. Adding Windows Media® Video Files to Your Page
  3. Placing a Silverlight Application in Your Page
Chapter 9: CREATING DYNAMIC WEB TEMPLATES (22 min)

  1. Starting with Dynamic Web Templates
  2. Creating Your Own Templates with Editable Areas
  3. Creating Template-Based Pages
  4. Updating Pages Attached to a Template
Chapter 10: PUBLISHING YOUR SITE (30 min)

  1. Setting Up a Connection
  2. Checking Site Integrity & Using Spell Check
  3. Running the SEO & Accessibility Reports
  4. Publishing Files
  5. Credits

Presenter Info

As a member of the AGI Training team, Fred led the development of the textbook that is widely used by design schools to teach Flash: Adobe Flash CS4 Digital Classroom. As the training manager at AGI, he also contributed to the development of the Dreamweaver CS4 Digital Classroom, and the Flash content for the Adobe CS4 Web Premium Desk Reference for Dummies, and has delivered Flash training to many of AGI’s prominent interactive clients. Fred works as an interactive designer in New York City.