Chapter 9. Adding Behaviors & Media

One of the great advantages of Web pages over printed pages is their ability to respond to viewers’ actions. Triggered by a cursor motion or click, buttons can change colors, images can swap out, and messages can pop up. Of course, such behaviors can cut both ways, driving away instead of inviting visitors. When used with restraint and clear purpose, however, interactivity can beckon viewers to stick around and further explore your site.

One of the big improvements in Expression Web 2 is the ability to add Flash, Windows Media, and even Microsoft’s new Silverlight-based plug-ins. Though the details of Silverlight are not covered in this beginning/intermediate level book, the chapter does explain how to insert ...

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