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Microsoft Expression Web 4 In Depth: Updated for Service Pack 2 - HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery (2nd Edition)
 
 

Microsoft Expression Web 4 In Depth: Updated for Service Pack 2 - HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery (2nd Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Jim Cheshire
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Do more with Microsoft Expression Web 4 SP2—in less time!

 

This is the world’s most expert, complete, and practical guide to succeeding with Expression Web 4 SP2! Microsoft insider Jim Cheshire presents today’s best solutions for everything you need to do with Expression Web 4 SP2 and its brand-new HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery tools!. Create, edit, and manage content… implement leading-edge designs… integrate dynamic content… add powerful features with no custom coding… leverage SP2’s latest time-saving features…do the job right, and do it fast!

 

  • “In the trenches” solutions, big-picture insights, real examples, time-saving shortcuts
  • Boost productivity with custom workspaces, Snapshot & Snippet panels, Universal
    Commenting, and other SP2 improvements
  • Optimize every phase of development, from site creation through reporting
  • Use Expression Web 4 features together to solve real web design problems
    and achieve real business goals
  • Build HTML5/CSS3 standards-compliant sites that work properly in any modern browser
  • Learn high-efficiency techniques for using tables, forms, and QuickTags
  • Add more dynamic, interactive content with Behaviors and Layers
  • Differentiate your site with dynamic components and client-side JavaScript
  • Use ASP.NET’s simple tools to display, edit, and manage data without custom code
  • Develop accessible, Section 508- or WCAG-compliant sites
  • Efficiently test sites and apps with SP2’s enhanced SuperPreview and remote browsing
  • Easily password-protect content with ASP.NET Login controls and membership features
  • Leverage Expression Web’s updated PHP 5.3 support, including module IntelliSense
    and “Open as PHP”
  • Efficiently troubleshoot any site development problem

 Register your book at www.quepublishing.com/title/9780789749192 to get the entire book in searchable PDF format, including all examples and sample files, plus a bonus four-chapter mini book on creating add-ins with JavaScript and HTML!

 

About the Author

Jim Cheshire

is the owner of Jimco Software and Books and is the author of several design books and books on the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook. In his real job, Jim works as a senior escalation engineer at Microsoft on the ASP.NET, IIS, and Expression Web teams. He has worked on the FrontPage, Visual Basic, ASP, IIS, and ASP.NET teams at Microsoft for almost 15 years. You can reach Jim by visiting one of his websites: www.jimcobooks.com or www.jimcosoftware.com. You can also email him at jwc@jimcobooks.com.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 97782 KB
  • Print Length: 648 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 2 edition (27 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FP2CGC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Expression Web 4 in Depth 21 Feb 2013
By Stuart
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Microsoft Expression Web 4 in Depth: Updated for Service Pack 2 - HTML 5, CSS 3, jQuery Yes, this book tells you what Expression Web 4 can and can't do, but frustratingly leaves you hanging, and doesn't tell you how to do it. Example : "In a real world application, you would likely want to save the information from the wizard in a database". Arghhh!!! Yes, BUT HOW DO I DO THAT !!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Web sites 2 Sep 2012
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This is not a book to read front to back and then consider yourself adept at writing code to produce a stunning web site. But it is a wonderful reference source that you can dip in & out of as necessary. I was dissapointed that there was no CD with my copy which would have made life easier by being able to copy & paste code. The book does makes mention of the CD.
I would have liked the codes for the array of colours(colors)(Expression Web uses American spelling),listed as an addendum rather than having to search the web and then use trial & error. The language needed to be simplistic for me as I am embarking on a web project for the first time. Being retired I have time. Sometimes I have found it is necessary to read a section and then reread after a break! All in all I find this book to be good value and I reccomend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Expression Web 13 Oct 2012
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Quite comprehensive but lacking in blow by blow instructions, ie "review the pagre in your browser". Ok, with a bit of a look around I found out how to do it by I lost the thread of the forgoing work and had to go over it. I'm not a genius (according to my wife) but I ain't stupid. Makes a good reference but I still had to buy a seperate book on HTML and CSS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 13 Jan 2014
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Useful addition to my library - good reference material - well laid out and many helpful tips. Will use regularly
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If you don't know how to design web pages... 21 April 2013
By N. S. W. - Published on Amazon.com
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...this book won't teach you to do so. However, it is a valuable resource in understanding pieces of this now free resource from Microsoft. I'm glad I have it in my book collection, but just want to set expectations as to what it is not. It is not a beginner's design guide, esp. given the direction of HTML5 and CSS3.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Way over my head 18 Nov 2012
By Donald Survilas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I bought this book since I am contemplating upgrading from Web Expression first release to version 4. This book is written not for a pseuo beginner but for a more experienced website designer. There are few good expamples and the text just goes on endlessly without getting to the chase. I like a manual that takes you from the beginning or you can drop into whatever segment you are looking for info on. I would not reccomend this if your used to Front Page or even Dreamweaver to do web pages and thinking about going with Web Expression 4. There are better books out there for learning Web Expression 4. My total conclusion is I am going to stick with Dreamweaver MX for now. I have a book for Dreamweaver that is really easy to read and follow. OK so I won't get into CSS or other indepth parts, but if your into web site creation and really need to go under the hood, then this is probably a good source for you. For me, too much text, too little expamples and hard to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars in the Express Lane 23 Oct 2013
By FJ Mat ters - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Let me say first, I am a hobbyist web designer. I cut my teeth on FrontPage, and moved to Expression 1 and 2. My last major design project was for a annual historical event for a small historical society in Maryland. I really got into Expression Web's early versions to develop that static site. But that was about 8 or 9 years ago, and "in a galaxy far, far away".

Some months ago, I took advantage of the opportunity to get Expression Web 4, the full version based on earlier software registration. After taking a look at the new interface, and decided I needed a book that might clue me in. (My earlier version EW books were not good for much more than paperweights now.) I happened across Jim Cheshire's book [2nd Ed], thumbed through and realized this was a good bet.

I find the presentation style to be easy-to-follow and well-structured. With a well-organized layout, I could easily decide which Chapters I could skip. I find it to be focused well on the title material .. EW4, and is certainly not a slightly updated rehash of an earlier book. It is fresh, organized, quite thorough in many areas. I only wish there was more on working with databases. I decided the author is quite correct in stating that an in-depth treatment of ASP.NET is beyond its scope. His advice on which book to buy for that topic was right on the mark.

Not a designers how-to. More of a nuts-and-bolts of just about anything you want to know about the interface, and its tools. Having been away from EW for more than 7 years, this book got me back into the driver's seat quickly. Now I just have to figure what all those "check engine" lights are in my current project!
4.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced considering Expressions is a defunct program 10 Jun 2014
By Alastair G. Stell - Published on Amazon.com
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The book itself isn't bad. I happened to have a copy of Expression Web 4 and I wanted to gain familiarity in web programming and web page construction. For this purpose Web 4 is a decent training tool. So I bought this book rather than upgrade to Visual Studio 2013 Professional which has integrated most of the functionality of Web 4 and gone beyond in terms of programming models.

The book is easy to read and use so I'm rating this end-of-life product 4 stars. However you have to think the price is rather inappropriate considering the product it describes is long dead and buried.
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful 27 May 2014
By Steven - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Taking a class in web design. I love digital books, but there is nothing better than being able to flip back and forth between pages.
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