Expression Web

Expression Web


Total Run Time: 10 hrs

If you have already watched the training inside the Microsoft Expression Web product box, you have a great head-start. Get 8 more hours of new videos with self-guided lessons from Total Training that will open your eyes to the numerous capabilities of Microsoft Expression Web.


  1. Learn how to use Expression Web's sophisticated design tools to create Web sites with the most advanced CSS.
  2. Discover how to produce high-quality, standards-based Web designs to your specifications.
  3. Bring your Web sites to life with Expression Web's behaviors and dynamic features, like rollover images—without having to learn JavaScript.
  4. Reduce complexity and make updates more efficient with Dynamic Web Templates and external style sheets.
  5. Create fast-loading, interactive sites with Expression Web that leverage the power of the Web to deliver compelling user experiences.


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This Expression Web training series is the solution, whether you need help creating your very first web site or are looking for advanced tips on how to create designs with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

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Course outline

Part/Disc 1 – Understanding Design Options

Chapter 1: The Many Ways to Build a Website (41 min)

  1. Designing with Layers & Absolute Positioning
  2. Creating Layouts with Tables
  3. Using Dynamic Web Templates
  4. Building Web Pages with Frames
  5. Working with
  6. Looking at & Data Binding Controls
Chapter 2: Creating Your First Site (36 min)

  1. Creating a Site Folder, Saving & Naming Your Site
  2. Setting the Page Properties & Inserting a Tracing Image
  3. Adding Images & Setting the Alternate Text
  4. Inserting the Navigation Button Images
  5. Using CSS Properties to Position Layers
  6. Saving Embedded Files
  7. Creating an Images Folder
  8. Changing the Z-Index of a Layer
  9. Adding the Background Image
  10. Changing the Background Color of the Web Page
Chapter 3: Customizing the Interface (18 min)

  1. Rearranging & Docking Task Panes
  2. Changing Site Settings
  3. Specifying Application Options
  4. Changing Page Editor Options
  5. Adding, Removing & Customizing Toolbars
  6. Examining Design, Split & Code Views
  7. Useful Shortcuts for Designing Web Pages
Chapter 4: Creating & applying CSS Styles (25 min)

  1. Defining Link Styles
  2. Creating Styles for Image Placement
  3. Moving Styles to an External Style Sheet
  4. Attaching & Editing External Styles

Part/Disc 2 – CSS, Templates, & Frames

Chapter 1: Getting More Advanced With CSS (81 min)

  1. Viewing a Page with & without CSS
  2. Setting Up the Fallow Deer Page Properties
  3. Creating a Container with a Centered Div Tag
  4. Creating & Applying a Style Simultaneously
  5. Add Graphics to the Top Div & Set Accessibility
  6. Creating the Story Div & Modifying Styles
  7. Adding the Sidebar & Deer Images
  8. Creating Class Styles for the Images
  9. Floating Divs & Calculating Spacing
  10. Adding a Footer & Using a Clear Style
  11. Format Headers with a Descendant Selector
  12. Create Styles for Photo Captions & Credits
  13. Understanding Font Sizes within Styles
  14. Creating a Style for an Unordered List
  15. Creating & Attaching External Style Sheets
  16. Move Internal CSS into the Attached External CSS
  17. Define Body Style & Add it to the External CSS
  18. Modifying the Sidebar Style
Chapter 2: Managing Images & Links (59 min)

  1. Explaining Compression of JPEG Images
  2. Refreshing & Replacing an Image
  3. Saving & Explaining GIF Images
  4. Preserving Transparency with GIF Images
  5. Combining Graphics & Methods of CSS
  6. Reusing Background Colors across a Website
  7. Turning Images into Links
  8. Stylizing Unordered Lists as Horizontal Nav Bars
  9. Stylizing Text to Look Like Buttons
  10. Creating Colored Rollover Buttons
  11. Creating an Email Link
  12. Creating Animated GIFs
Chapter 3: Dynamic Web Templates (56 min)

  1. Creating an Image Map
  2. Aligning Divs within Divs
  3. Creating Divs within Divs
  4. Styling Unordered Lists as Vertical Nav Bars
  5. Using the Clear Div Trick
  6. Saving a Page as a Template
  7. Creating a New Page from a Template
  8. Resizing Images to Fit within a Template
  9. Replacing Text & Images within a Template
  10. Making Global Changes with Templates
  11. Detaching Templates
Chapter 4: Using Tables to Lay Out Content (27 min)

  1. Creating Tables
  2. Changing Table & Cell Properties
  3. Merging & Splitting Cells
  4. Using Tables for Page Layouts
  5. Adding Text & Graphics to Tables
  6. Combining CSS & Tables
  7. Adding Background Images
  8. Assessing Problems with Tables
  9. Using Tables for Tabular Data
Chapter 5: Creating Sites with Frames & I-Frames (26 min)

  1. Creating a Frame Set
  2. Targeting Links in a Frame Set
  3. Creating I-Frames
  4. Targeting Links in I-Frames
  5. Final Comments & Credits

Part/Disc 3 – CSS, Templates, & Frames

Chapter 1: Adding Interactivity With Behaviors (56 min)

  1. Creating Rollover Images
  2. Inserting Interactive Buttons
  3. Linking to Open a New Browser Window
  4. Creating a Pop Up Message
  5. Creating Page Transitions
Chapter 2: Designing Attractive Forms (36 min)

  1. Getting Started with the Form Tag
  2. Adding Text Fields
  3. Adding a Drop-Down List to the Form
  4. Adding Radio Buttons & Check Boxes
  5. Adding a Multi-Line Text Area & a Submit Button
  6. Adjusting the Font & the Background Color
  7. Creating a Style to Align Text Boxes
  8. Using a Table to Align Checkboxes
  9. Connecting Your Form to a Script
  10. Customizing Your Form to Work with a Script
Chapter 3: Adding Content From Other Programs (30 min)

  1. Bringing in Content from Excel®
  2. Importing Text & Images from Word
  3. Cleaning Up Word-Generated HTML
  4. Saving Word Files as HTML
  5. Creating & Adding PDF Files
  6. Linking to a PowerPoint® File or Show
  7. Linking to the PowerPoint Viewer
  8. Saving PowerPoint Files as HTML
Chapter 4: Survival HTML & CSS (38 min)

  1. Creating a Simple HTML File
  2. Adding Basic Bold & Italic Markups in HTML
  3. Explaining Paragraph Tags & Break Tags
  4. Adding Basic Attributes with HTML
  5. Recognizing HTML in Split View
  6. Setting Links in HTML
  7. Recognizing JavaScript & CSS
  8. Comparing Standard Mode & Quirks Mode
Chapter 5: Working With Multimedia (44 min)

  1. Creating a Link to Video Files on a Page
  2. Introducing Object & Embed Code for Media Players
  3. Changing Object Tag Settings
  4. Changing Embed Tag Settings
  5. Adding QuickTime™ Video
  6. Embed a Background Sound in a Page
  7. Embedding Audio Controls in a Page
  8. Using a Behavior to Play Audio
  9. Adding Flash® Files
Chapter 6: Testing & Publishing Your Site (20 min)

  1. Testing Your Site
  2. Using Site Management & Tracking Hyperlinks
  3. Testing for Accessibility
  4. Testing for Compatibility
  5. Publishing Your Website to a Server

Part/Disc 4 – Troubleshooting, Tips, & Tricks

Chapter 1: troubleshooting CSS (19 min)

  1. Attaching Multiple Style Sheets Simultaneously
  2. Running CSS Reports
  3. Understanding Style Priorities & Conicts
  4. Using Manual vs. Auto CSS Settings
  5. Create Style Sheets for Dierent Media Types
Chapter 2: Expression Web Tips & Tricks (16 min)

  1. Swapping Multiple Images with Behaviors
  2. Saving Time with Search & Replace
  3. Viewing File Extensions in Windows
  4. Renaming & Removing Sites
  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 and