Add or remove a layer
You can add a layer (a <div> tag that is set to either relative or absolute position) to a web page in Microsoft Expression Web by inserting the layer or drawing the layer's dimensions.
If you prefer to create a layer from scratch without any of the default properties that Expression Web includes when you insert a layer, in the Toolbox panel or in the Insert menu, on the HTML submenu, select <div> instead of Layer. Your <div> tag must use a style that sets the position property to either absolute or relative in order for the div to be recognized as a layer in Expression Web and appear in the Layers panel.
In Design view or Code view, put your cursor where you want the layer to begin in the web page.
Do one of the following:
In the Layers panel, click Insert Layer.
On the Insert menu, point to HTML, and then click Layer.
In the Toolbox panel, in the Tags category, double-click Layer.
To insert a new layer and nest it within an existing layer, either put your cursor in the existing layer or select the layer in the Layers panel, and then in the Layers panel, click Insert Layer.