Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Expression™ Web 4 in 24 Hours: Updated for Service Pack 2—HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Second Edition

Book description

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build state-of-the-art websites with Microsoft Expression Web 4 (Service Pack 2), HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the entire web development process, from concept through delivery. You’ll learn how to plan, design, and construct sites that are easy to manage and update, work perfectly on every browser, and get noticed by every search engine! Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success, no matter what kind of site you’re building!

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Expression Web 4 SP2 tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way, Did You Know?, and Watch Out! boxes offer advice and solutions.

Learn how to...

  • Make the most of the new features, updated interface, and advanced standards support in Expression Web 4 SP2

  • Implement custom processes, toolbars, and workspaces for building sites faster

  • Use the new SEO Checker to consistently optimize pages for search engines

  • Write error-free code quickly with Code view and IntelliSense

  • Rapidly format (or reformat) hundreds of pages with Dynamic Web Templates

  • Use new jQuery UI widgets to create accordions, tabbed boxes, and interactive calendars

  • Embed HTML5 video apps from YouTube or other sites

  • Find and fix cross-browser inconsistencies with SP2’s improved SuperPreview

  • Test protected functionality or live sites that require login

  • Use new publishing options to go live more quickly

  • Table of contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. We Want to Hear from You!
    9. Reader Services
    10. Introduction
    11. Hour 1. Getting to Know Microsoft Expression Web 4 Service Pack 2
    12. Hour 2. Beginning at the End: A Walkthrough of the Finished Project
    13. Hour 3. A Website Is Really Just Text: Build One in 5 Minutes
    14. Hour 4. Building a Home Page: A Look Behind the Curtain
    15. Hour 5. Getting Connected with (Hyper)Links: The Cornerstone of the World Wide Web
    16. Hour 6. Getting Visual, Part 1: Adding Images and Graphics
    17. Hour 7. Getting Visual, Part 2: Advanced Image Editing, Thumbnails, and Hotspots
    18. Hour 8. Cracking the Code: Working in Code View
    19. Hour 9. Getting Boxed In, Part 1: Using Tables for Tabular Content
    20. Hour 10. Bringing Style to Substance with Cascading Style Sheets
    21. Hour 11. Getting Boxed In, Part 2: Knee Deep in CSS
    22. Hour 12. Styling with Code: Fully Immersed in CSS
    23. Hour 13. Getting Visual, Part 3: Images as Design Elements with CSS
    24. Hour 14. Harnessing the Power of CSS Layouts
    25. Hour 15. Buttons, Buttons, Buttons
    26. Hour 16. Using Code Snippets
    27. Hour 17. Building a Functional Menu
    28. Hour 18. Dynamic Web Templates
    29. Hour 19. Getting Interactive with Forms
    30. Hour 20. Working with Flash and Other Embeddable Content
    31. Hour 21. Beyond the Basics, Part 1: PHP in Expression Web 4
    32. Hour 22. Test Twice, Publish Once: Professional Cross-Browser Testing with SuperPreview
    33. Hour 23. Beyond the Basics, Part 2: Get Noticed with the New Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Checker
    34. Hour 24. Publishing Your Website
    35. Index

    Product information

    • Title: Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Expression™ Web 4 in 24 Hours: Updated for Service Pack 2—HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Second Edition
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: April 2012
    • Publisher(s): Sams
    • ISBN: 9780132953627