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Expression Web 3: An Overview

By:  Expression Team  

Expression Web makes creating compliant standards-based Web sites faster and easier.

With a state-of-the-art design surface that generates clean CSS, you can make design decisions on the fly, knowing that you're seeing a faithful representation of the final browser-rendered page.

Drag and drop controls simplify adding rich media, such as Silverlight from Expression Blend™, Flash, and Windows Media. And advanced Photoshop file import gives you complete control over imported layers.

And if you like to work in the code, Expression Web has you covered there too. With support for a broad range of essential Web technologies, such as PHP, JavaScript, XML/XSLT, and ASP.NET you can use the same tool for both visual design and coding.

If you work on a team with developers, use Expression Web to do what you do best - design - and make it easier for developers to do what they do best. Hand the project over to Visual Studio developers, knowing that you design will stay intact while they extend the site's functionality.

Expression Web 3 includes:


Top Features

  • Professional Design Surface - Generate elegant, modern CSS layouts with a state-of-the-art design surface.
  • Visual Diagnostics - Compare your pages in multiple browsers on your development PC with SuperPreview.
  • Rich Content - Easily add Silverlight, Flash, Deep Zoom or Windows Media files with drag-and-drop controls.

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Overview

Whether you're an expert or just getting started, building standards-based Web sites is faster and easier with Microsoft® Expression® Web 3.

Create compelling Web sites visually

If you think and create visually, use the state-of-the-art design surface to layout your Web page. You can make design decisions on the fly, knowing that you're seeing a faithful representation of the final browser-rendered page.

Drag and drop controls simplify adding rich media, such as Silverlight from Microsoft Expression Blend, Silverlight video, Adobe Flash, and Windows Media. And advanced Adobe Photoshop file import gives you complete control over imported layers and transparency.

Create standards-based Web sites more quickly and easily

If you think and breathe code, Expression Web has you covered there too with flexible support for a wide range of essential technologies: PHP, HTML/XHTML, XML/XSLT, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, Flash, Photoshop files, and video/audio for webcasting.

Expression Web speeds the essential task of cross-browser debugging. With SuperPreview, you don’t need a Web service to debug your pages on the same machine that you use for development. SuperPreview not only shows a high-fidelity rendering of how pages will look on different browsers, but it also identifies the element’s tag, size and position, applied styles, and location in the DOM (Document Object Model) tree so you can quickly fix the error.

Once you’ve identified an error, Snapshot Preview helps you fix it faster. By displaying a high-fidelity browser rendering that updates as you edit your code, Snapshot Preview saves you the time and effort of loading the page in a browser for each code change.

If you're a designer or developer, use Expression Web to do what you do best. And if you're part of a diverse team, sharing an Expression Web project has never been easier thanks to seamless integration with Expression Studio and Visual Studio.

Expression Web 3 also includes the following full applications:

Microsoft Expression Design 3 is the perfect companion to Expression Web. Leverage existing artwork, or use intuitive drawing tools to quickly build sophisticated vector assets. Seamlessly transfer them to your Expression Web projects knowing that their fidelity will be maintained throughout the entire designer-developer workflow. For more information about Expression Design 3, click here.

Microsoft Expression Encoder 3 encodes a wide array of video file formats so you can stream live video from webcams and camcorders or screen capture your PC. Make simple edits to video files and enhance your media with overlays and advertising. Choose encoding settings, choose from a range of player templates and publish rich media experiences with Microsoft Silverlight. For more information about Expression Encoder, click here.

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