Major Revision Sale – Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web

Ready to move from FrontPage to Expression Web? Need some help in getting your site up to web standards? Take advantage of the major revison sale and purchase the Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web EBook for $20. instead of the regular price of $29. This is the lowest price ever for this EBook!

With the advent of Service Packs 1 and 2 for Expression Web 4.0 a major revision of our the EBook was called for. We are adding new material, as well as new templates and a selection of new Expression Web queries as part of the revision.

Expression Web MVP’s Tina Clarke and Pat Geary will give you instructions and tools to get you on the right track. Your purchase of the EBook also gives you access to the owners section of the site which contains additional tips and FREE templates you can use. Purchase of the EBook also gives you free updates for life. Every time the EBook is revised, we send you a mailing to access the updated version. No additional charges apply.

Obtain your Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web EBook NOW and get the updated one when it is released.

You can obtain other free ebooks and free templates at the following sites:
http://any-expression.com/

http://expression-web-tutorials.com/

http://www.genealogy-web-creations.com/

BUY Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web EBook for the lowest price ever $20.


ON SALE! CSS Sculptor for Expression Web

ON SALE though June 30th 2009 Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor for Expression Web for $39.99 which is ten dollars off the regular price.

Create standards compliant CSS-based website layouts with ease. You can see some examples of templates created and availabkle for free download at Expression Web Tutorials and Templates.

Overview of Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor for Expression Web.

  • Total Customization – The included wizard gives you total control over all aspects of your layout so that you can design unique one-of-a-kind layouts.
  • Efficient and Intuitive –  Now you can develop CSS-based layouts faster than ever before with our powerful easy-to-use wizard.
  • Cross Browser Compatibility – Create CSS-based layouts that are compatible with all modern browsers.
  • CSS Expertise -We have partnered with Eric Meyer, renowned CSS master, so that you too can create professional looking CSS-based layouts without CSS knowledge or experience.

Get it now as the sale lasts ONLY though June 30th 2009 Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor for Expression Web for $39.99 which is ten dollars off the regular price.

Expression Web CLASSES

Have you been using FrontPage as your web editor? Have you recently made the move to the more standards compliant Expression Web? Maybe you have only thought about making the move.

Start to Web will be offering two classes on Expression Web for the April 5th session.

Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web will give you the tools you need and teach you how to use them for cleaning up the code created by FrontPage so that it is standards compliant and you can move to using Expression Web. The EBook is included in the cost of the class so it is not necessary to purchase it separately. You will have two Microsoft MVP’s to hold your hand as you go through the process. Free templates are also included as part of the class. You can read more about the class and EBook at Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web and register for the class.

Introduction to Expression Web will  not make you an expert on Expression Web or a professional web designer BUT you will be able to create and manage small websites and with practice be able to expand on the skills you learn to create more complex websites using Expression Web. This book, Foundations of Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond is required for this class and is available at Amazon or a bookseller near you.

Classes will begin on April 5, 2009 and will last four weeks.

Readers of this blog may obtain a 10% discount on the cost of either class by using the code PGfriends when you register. REGISTER NOW so you can start at the beginning.

April Classes at Start to Web

Registration opened today for the April session of classes offered by Start to Web . The instructor led classes offered this session which starts April 5, 2009 are:

  • Introduction to CSS – Cheryl D Wise, Instructor & Pat Geary, Teaching Assistant
  • Introduction to Expression Web – Cheryl D Wise, Instructor & Pat Geary, Teaching Assistant
  • Migrating From FrontPage to Expression Web- Tina Clarke and Pat Geary, Instructors

Also offered are the F REE  self paced classes:

  • Language of wee Design
  • Fonts for the Web
  • Accessibility

Readers of this blog may obtain a discount on the cost of the class by using the coupon code PGfriends.

Read more about the Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web. The EBook is included as part of the class.

Introduction to Expression Web

Expression Web is a web editor from Microsoft that was released December 4, 2006 and is the successor to MS FrontPage. Cheryl Wise is the author of Foundations of Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond and is the instructor for this four week course which begins April 5, 2009.

Introduction to Expression Web – This class is newly updated for Expression Web 2 but you may take this class using either version of Expression Web.

Are you ready to take the plunge and move to a standards based web editor?

This class has been restructured to get you up and running with Expression Web in just 4 weeks. While you will not be an expert on Expression Web or a professional web designer you will be able to create and manage small websites and, with practice, be able to expand on the skills you learn to create more complex websites using Expression Web.

Prerequisite:

Expression Web – You may download the 60 day trial version from the Microsoft Expression Web Site our class is 4 weeks long so the 60 day trial is adequate. If you choose to take this class with the trial version make sure that you obtain and use the registration key or your trial will end before the full trial period.

Prior Experience:

No prior web design experience required but will be useful.

Book:

The book required for this class is Foundations of Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond available at Amazon or a bookseller near you.  ( There will be reference to sections of this book that will help you better understand CSS.

Introduction to Expression Web – The Class

This course covers the fundamentals of standards based web design, including xhtml and css:

Week 1 – Getting Started

  • Why Worry About Standards
  • Why CSS Layouts?
  • Website Planning
  • Installing Expression Web
  • Interface
  • Configuring Expression Web
    • Site Settings
    • Page Editor Options Overview
      • Version 1
      • Version 2
      • CSS Tab
      • Font Family Tab
  • File Menu
  • Page Properties
  • Semantic HTML – Structuring Your Page
  • Publishing

Week 2

  • CSS Basics
  • CSS Tools
  • Fonts
  • Block
  • Background
  • Box
  • Positioning
    • Options in the New-Modify Styles Dialog box
    • Float vs Positioning
    • Lists & Tables
  • Applying Styles

Week 3

  • Contextual Selectors
  • Creating Page layouts
  • Layout Examples

Week 4

  • Dynamic Web Templates
    • Creating the DWT
    • New Pages and DWTS
    • Editing a DWT
    • Detaching or Changing a DWT
  • Preparing an Existing Page for a DWT
  • Site Reports
    • Report Options
    • Slow Pages
    • Hyperlinks
    • Accessibility Report
    • Compatibility Reports
    • CSS Reports
  • External Stylesheets

By the end of the 4week course you will have a simple multi-page website that will work on all modern browsers. You will have an understanding of the underlying principles of effective web design that will look good.

If you are interested in taking this class, you can read more about Introduction to Expression Web and register for the class at Start To Web. Cost of the Class is $89.95. Readers of this blog can obtain a 10% discount by using the coupon code PGfriends.