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Special Edition Using Microsoft Expression Web 2

Book Description

Special Edition Using Microsoft® Expression® Web 2

The only EXPRESSION WEB 2 book you need

The successor to the best-selling book on the first release of Microsoft Expression Web, this book provides comprehensive coverage of Microsoft Expression Web 2. You’ll learn the basics of Web design and Expression Web 2 and gain valuable insight into Expression Web 2’s advanced features, such as ASP.NET and PHP development. If you’re interested in learning how to design standards-compliant Web sites using Expression Web 2, this is the only book you need.

     •    Create standards-compliant Web sites with Expression Web 2 that work consistently in all browsers.

     •    Become proficient in the use of CSS by learning how to use the powerful CSS tools in Expression Web 2.

     •    Learn how to take advantage of ASP.NET and ASP.NET AJAX without writing any code.

     •    Learn how to use the new PHP features available in Expression Web 2.

     •    Add dynamic, interactive content with Behaviors and Layers.

     •    Design your Web site for accessibility using both Section 508 and WCAG compliance.

“Expression Web was built to help web authors create standards-based and standards-compliant web sites. Jim Cheshire has a broad understanding of those standards and a deep appreciation of Expression Web. Put the two together and you’ve got a guide that helps you understand and build sites that meet the challenges of modern Web design.”

—Steven Guttman,

Product Unit Manager,

Expression Web

Jim Cheshire is the owner of Jimco Software, a freeware software company and technology review site, and is the author of several books on Web development and ASP.NET. Jim has been heavily involved in Web development for more than a decade and has operated and designed many Web sites during that time. He’s been featured in numerous publications, including MSDN Magazine and PC Magazine. Jim previously worked on the FrontPage team at Microsoft and currently is an escalation engineer on the ASP.NET and IIS teams.

Category:  Web Development

Covers    Microsoft Expression Web 2

User Level    Beginning—Advanced

On the CD-ROM

     •    Sample files from the author

     •    FREE! full version of Logo Creator (retail value of $39.95)

     •    FREE! full version of DHTML Menu Builder Lite (retail value of $25)

     •    Electronic version of this book in Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF)

Cover image: Digital Vision Photography/Veer Inc.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Troubleshooting Table of Contents
  3. About the Author
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. We Want to Hear from You!
  6. Reader Services
  7. Introduction
    1. Who Should Read This Book?
    2. Why Use Expression Web 2?
    3. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Special Elements
        1. Cross-References
        2. Notes, Tips, Cautions, and Sidebars
        3. Troubleshooting
    4. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus
  8. I. An Overview of Expression Web 2
    1. 1. A Tour of Expression Web 2
      1. The Expression Web 2 Interface
        1. Task Panes
        2. The Folder List
        3. The Design Surface
        4. The Status Bar
      2. Working with Web Sites
        1. Creating Web Sites
        2. Web Site Reports
        3. Publishing Web Sites
      3. Tools for Creating Pages
        1. Powerful Table Tools
        2. Dynamic Web Templates
        3. Find and Replace
        4. Editing Tag Properties
        5. Quick Tag Tools
      4. Powerful CSS Tools
        1. Style Builder
        2. Manage Styles Task Pane
        3. Apply Styles Task Pane
      5. Site Optimization
        1. Accessibility Reports
        2. Compatibility Reports
        3. CSS Reports
      6. Scripting and Dynamic Content
        1. Interactive Buttons
        2. Behaviors
        3. Layers
      7. ASP.NET Controls
      8. PHP Support
      9. Data Access Features
      10. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Extending Expression Web 2
  9. II. Web Sites in Expression Web 2
    1. 2. Creating a Web Site
      1. What Is a Web Site?
      2. How Expression Web 2 Maintains a Web Site
      3. Web Sites and Subsites
      4. Web Site Templates
      5. Types of Web Sites
        1. Disk-based Web Sites
        2. FTP Web Sites
        3. HTTP Web Sites
          1. Creating an HTTP Web Site
          2. Creating a Site Using SSL
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Don’t See _vti Folders
        2. Cannot Locate Server Error Creating FTP Site
        3. Repeatedly Prompted for Username and Password
      7. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Deciding on a Web Site Type
    2. 3. Publishing a Web Site
      1. What Is Publishing?
      2. Server Options for Publishing
        1. FrontPage Server Extensions
        2. WebDAV
        3. FTP
        4. File System
      3. Publishing Content
        1. Configuring Publish Options
        2. Optimizing HTML During Publishing
        3. The Remote Web Site View
        4. Troubleshooting HTTP Publishing
          1. HTTP Authentication Traffic
          2. Using Fiddler to Troubleshoot HTTP Publishing Errors
          3. Using Ethereal to Troubleshoot HTTP Publishing Errors
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Username and Password Not Accepted
        2. FrontPage Server Extensions Aren’t Installed
        3. FrontPage Server Extensions Are Used Instead of WebDAV
        4. Content Missing after Publishing
        5. HTML Optimization Doesn’t Affect Web Files
        6. Ethereal Captures Nothing
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Hosting Your Web Site
    3. 4. Web Site Management and Reporting
      1. Web Site Settings
        1. General Tab
        2. Preview Tab
        3. Advanced Tab
        4. Language Tab
      2. Web Site Reports
        1. Configuring Reports
        2. Saving Reports
      3. Troubleshooting
        1. Page Encoding Doesn’t Affect Pages
      4. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Better Web Site Reporting
    4. 5. Importing a Web Site
      1. Moving Web Sites by Importing
      2. Using the Import Web Site Wizard
        1. Step 1: Choosing an Import Method
          1. FrontPage Server Extensions
          2. WebDAV
          3. FTP
          4. File System
          5. HTTP
        2. Step 2: Specifying a Destination Web Site Location
        3. Step 3: Finish
      3. Troubleshooting
        1. Import Web Site Wizard Skips Set Import Limits Step
        2. Username and Password Not Accepted
      4. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Importing Versus Publishing
    5. 6. Using Personal Web Packages
      1. What Are Personal Web Packages?
      2. Creating a Personal Web Package
      3. Importing a Personal Web Package
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. File Dependencies Incomplete
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Capitalizing on Personal Web Packages
  10. III. Creating and Editing Web Content
    1. 7. Creating Pages and Content
      1. Creating Web Pages
        1. General Page
        2. ASP.NET Pages
        3. CSS Layouts
        4. Style Sheets
        5. Frames Pages
      2. Importing Files
      3. Importing Adobe Photoshop Files
      4. Formatting Text
        1. How Expression Web 2 Formats Text
        2. Font Families
        3. Font Sizes
      5. Creating Hyperlinks
        1. Targeting Hyperlinks
        2. Hyperlink Parameters
        3. HTML Bookmarks
        4. Hyperlink ScreenTips
      6. Spell-Checking
      7. Configuring Page Properties
        1. General Tab
        2. Formatting Tab
        3. Advanced Tab
        4. Custom Tab
        5. Language Tab
      8. Using Code Snippets
      9. Configuring File Editors
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. Spelling Errors Not Underlined
        2. Code Snippets Don’t Display
      11. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Making the Most of Code Snippets
    2. 8. Using Web Page Views
      1. Introduction to Page Views
      2. Working in Design View
        1. Visual Aids
          1. Block Selection
          2. Visible Borders
          3. Empty Containers
          4. Margins and Padding
          5. CSS Display:none
          6. ASP.NET Non-visual Controls
          7. ASP.NET Control Errors
          8. Template Region Labels
        2. Formatting Marks
        3. Ruler and Grid
        4. Tracing Images
        5. Adjusting Page Size
      3. Working in Code View
        1. Customizing Code Formatting
        2. Quick Tag Tools
        3. IntelliSense
        4. Context Menu
      4. Working in Split View
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Tracing Image Disappears
        2. Quick Tag Tools Not Visible
      6. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Taking Advantage of Page Views
    3. 9. Using Tables and Layout Tables
      1. The Origin of Tables
      2. The Makeup of an HTML Table Tag
        1. The align Attribute
        2. The border Attribute
        3. The cellpadding Attribute
        4. The cellspacing Attribute
        5. The frame Attribute
      3. Rows, Columns, and Cells
        1. The colspan and rowspan Attributes
        2. Aligning Content in Cells
          1. baseline
          2. bottom
          3. middle
          4. top
      4. Tables in Expression Web 2
        1. Inserting Tables
        2. Customizing Tables
          1. Selecting and Merging Cells
          2. Aligning Content in Cells
          3. Adjusting Table Width
          4. Adding and Deleting Rows and Columns
      5. Layout Tables and Cells
        1. Designing Layout with Tables
          1. Drawing Tables Using the Tables Toolbar
          2. Configuring Columns and Rows Using the Layout Tool
      6. Using the Layout Tables Task Pane
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Table Is Too Wide
        2. Cannot Clear Contradicting Height or Width
        3. Cannot Drag and Drop Cells in Layout Table
      8. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Designing for Multiple Resolutions Using Tables
    4. 10. Using Frames
      1. Using Frames in Web Sites
        1. When to Use Frames
        2. When Not to Use Frames
      2. Creating Frames Pages
      3. Configuring Frames
        1. Splitting Frames
        2. Deleting Frames
      4. Creating Alternative Content
      5. Targeting Frames
      6. Adding and Configuring Inline Frames
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Targeted Hyperlink Opens New Window
      8. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Tips for Frames
        1. Frame Borders
        2. Resizable Frames
        3. Breaking Out of a Frameset
    5. 11. Using Form Controls
      1. Understanding HTML Forms
      2. Using Form Controls in Expression Web 2
      3. Creating a Form
      4. Saving Form Results to a File or E-mail
        1. File Results Tab
        2. E-mail Results Tab
        3. Confirmation Page Tab
        4. Saved Fields Tab
      5. Saving Form Results to a Database
        1. Updating a Database with New Fields
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Latest Results At End Check Box Disabled
        2. Asked to Remove E-mail Recipient
        3. Cannot Enter Validation Failure Page
        4. Form Fields Not Mapped
      7. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Hidden Form Fields
    6. 12. Editing Tag Properties
      1. An Introduction to Tag Properties
      2. Understanding the Tag Properties Task Pane
      3. Viewing Tag Properties with the Tag Properties Task Pane
      4. Setting Tag Attributes with the Tag Properties Task Pane
        1. Creating a Page
        2. Setting Tag Properties
      5. Using Events with the Tag Properties Task Pane
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Tag Properties Task Pane Not Visible
        2. Set Properties Don’t Appear First
      7. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Tag Properties and Web Standards
    7. 13. Using the Quick Tag Tools
      1. Introduction to the Quick Tag Tools
      2. Locating and Selecting Elements Using the Quick Tag Selector
      3. Editing Page Content Using the Quick Tag Editor
        1. Editing a Tag
        2. Removing a Tag
        3. Inserting HTML
        4. Wrapping a Tag
        5. Controlling Positioning
        6. Editing Tag Properties
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Quick Tag Tools Unavailable
        2. Remove Tag Not Enabled
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: When to Use the Quick Tag Editor
    8. 14. Using Graphics and Multimedia
      1. Web Image Formats
        1. The GIF Format
        2. The JPEG Format
        3. The PNG Format
      2. Inserting Images
      3. Formatting Images
        1. Resizing Images
        2. Changing Picture Properties
      4. Converting Images
      5. Creating Image Thumbnails
        1. Configuring Auto Thumbnails
      6. Creating Image Maps
      7. Inserting Multimedia
        1. Inserting Flash Movies
        2. Inserting Silverlight
        3. Inserting Windows Media
          1. The General Tab
          2. The Advanced Tab
          3. The Object Tag Tab
          4. The Parameters Tab
      8. Page Transitions
      9. Troubleshooting
        1. Images Sometimes Not Visible
        2. Larger Image Appears Too Small
        3. Page Transitions Don’t Work
      10. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Serving Video
    9. 15. Configuring Page Editor Options
      1. Accessing Page Editor Options
      2. Exploring Page Editor Options
        1. The General Tab
        2. AutoThumbnail Tab
        3. Default Fonts Tab
        4. Code Formatting Tab
        5. CSS Tab
        6. Color Coding Tab
        7. Authoring Tab
        8. Picture Tab
        9. Code Snippets Tab
        10. Ruler and Grid Tab
        11. IntelliSense Tab
        12. Font Families Tab
      3. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Experiment to Learn More
    10. 16. Using Find and Replace
      1. An Introduction to Find and Replace
      2. Finding and Replacing Text
        1. Using Regular Expressions
        2. Finding Text
        3. Replacing Text
      3. Using HTML Rules in Find and Replace
      4. Finding and Replacing HTML Tags
      5. Saving Queries
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Cannot Select Search Direction
        2. Find in Source Code Disabled
        3. Source Code Searches Don’t Work
      7. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Editing and Removing Recent Searches
  11. IV. Using CSS in Expression Web 2
    1. 17. Creating Style Sheets
      1. An Introduction to CSS
      2. The Purpose of CSS
      3. How CSS Is Applied to Web Pages
        1. External Style Sheets
        2. Embedded Style Sheets
        3. Inline Styles
      4. Formatting Content with CSS
      5. Positioning Content with CSS
      6. CSS Classes
        1. Basic Application of a CSS Class
        2. Applying Multiple CSS Classes
        3. Pseudo-Classes
        4. Pseudo-Elements
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Attach Style Sheet Link Is Disabled
        2. Prompted to Save Embedded File
        3. CSS Class Not Visible
        4. :hover Pseudo-Class Doesn’t Work
      8. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: CSS Background Images
    2. 18. Managing CSS Styles
      1. Expression Web 2’s CSS Tools
        1. Apply Styles Task Pane
        2. Manage Styles Task Pane
        3. Link Style Sheet Dialog
        4. CSS Properties Task Pane
        5. CSS Reports
        6. Style Builder
      2. Working with Styles
        1. Using the Manage Styles Task Pane
        2. Using the Apply Styles Task Pane
        3. Using the CSS Properties Task Pane
        4. Using the Style Builder
        5. Using the Attach Style Sheet and Link Style Sheet Dialogs
      3. CSS Reports
        1. Checking for CSS Errors
        2. Checking CSS Usage
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. No Styles Appear in Task Pane
        2. Selected Styles Don’t Display Preview
        3. Cannot Remove CSS Elements
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Arranging CSS Styles
  12. V. Optimizing Your Web Site
    1. 19. Accessibility Features in Expression Web 2
      1. An Introduction to Accessibility
      2. Designing for Accessibility
        1. Accessible Hyperlinks
        2. Accessible Tables
        3. Accessible Frames
        4. Other Accessibility Considerations
      3. Using the Accessibility Checker
        1. Checking Accessibility
        2. Working with the Accessibility Task Pane
      4. Generating Accessibility Reports
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Seeing Color
    2. 20. Designing for Compatibility
      1. A Brief History of Web Browsers
      2. What Is Browser Compatibility?
      3. Compatibility Features in Expression Web 2
        1. Identifying Code Problems
          1. doctype
          2. The Schema
        2. Marking Invalid Code
        3. Using Reports to Find Problems
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. doctype Not Added to Page
        2. Code View Errors and Compatibility Checker Don’t Match
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Don’t Rely on Expression Web 2 to Enforce Standards
  13. VI. Scripting, DHTML, and Other Dynamic Content
    1. 21. Using Dynamic Web Templates
      1. An Introduction to Dynamic Web Templates
      2. Creating a Dynamic Web Template
        1. Creating a Page Layout
        2. Adding Editable Regions
      3. Attaching a Dynamic Web Template
        1. Attaching to an Existing Page
        2. Attaching to a New Page
      4. Updating a Site with Dynamic Web Templates
        1. Modifying a Dynamic Web Template
        2. Modifying an Attached Page in Code View
      5. Managing Editable Regions
        1. Adding a New Editable Region
        2. Renaming an Existing Editable Region
        3. Resolving Mismatched Editable Regions
      6. Detaching a Dynamic Web Template
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. Dynamic Web Template Menu Items Disabled
        2. No Rename Button in Editable Regions Dialog
      8. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Under the Hood
    2. 22. Using Interactive Buttons
      1. Overview of Interactive Buttons
      2. Inserting and Configuring Interactive Buttons
        1. The Button Tab
        2. The Font Tab
        3. The Image Tab
      3. Saving an Interactive Button
      4. Editing an Interactive Button
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Interactive Button Images Broken
        2. Multiple Image Copies Saved for an Interactive Button
      6. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Practical Uses for Interactive Buttons
    3. 23. Using Behaviors
      1. Understanding and Working with Behaviors
        1. Using the Behaviors Task Pane
        2. How Behaviors Work
        3. Adding Behaviors Within a Paragraph
      2. Expression Web 2 Behaviors
        1. The Call Script Behavior
        2. The Change Property Behavior
        3. The Change Property Restore Behavior
        4. The Check Browser Behavior
        5. The Check Plug-in Behavior
        6. The Go To URL Behavior
        7. The Jump Menu Behavior
        8. The Jump Menu Go Behavior
        9. The Open Browser Window Behavior
        10. The Play Sound Behavior
        11. The Popup Message Behavior
        12. The Preload Images Behavior
        13. The Set Text Behavior
          1. Set Text of Frame
          2. Set Text of Layer
          3. Set Text of Status Bar
          4. Set Text of Text Field
        14. The Swap Image Behavior
        15. The Swap Image Restore Behavior
      3. Troubleshooting
        1. Open Browser Window Pops Up Behind Existing Window
      4. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Detecting Browsers
        1. Creating a Blank Page for Redirecting
        2. Editing the Check Browser Code
    4. 24. Client-side Scripting
      1. A History of Browser Scripting
      2. JavaScript Basics
        1. Adding JavaScript to a Web Page
        2. Linking to an External Script File
        3. Adding Inline JavaScript
      3. The Document Object Model
        1. The window Object
        2. The document Object
      4. Writing Simple Scripts
        1. Showing and Hiding Page Elements
        2. Accessing and Changing Attributes
          1. Preloading Images
          2. Writing a Function to Swap Images
          3. Adding the Images
        3. Form Field Validation
          1. Creating the Form to Validate
          2. Adding the JavaScript Validation Function
          3. Validating the Form Fields
          4. Adding the Call to the JavaScript Function
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Divs Don’t Change on Rollover
        2. Images Don’t Swap Instantly
      6. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Debugging
    5. 25. Using Layers
      1. Introduction to Layers
      2. Inserting and Configuring Layers
        1. Adding Content to a Layer
        2. Resizing a Layer
        3. Creating and Working with Child Layers
      3. Positioning Layers
      4. Setting Layer Properties with Behaviors
        1. Setting the Visibility of Layers
        2. Adding Layer Interactivity
          1. Configuring the Products Submenu
          2. Configuring the Support Submenu
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Behaviors Don’t Work
      6. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Z-Order Anomalies
    6. 26. Creating VBA Macros
      1. Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic for Applications
        1. Understanding Modules, Class Modules, and UserForms
          1. Module
          2. Class Module
          3. UserForm
      2. Accessing Web Sites with VBA
        1. The Application Object Model
        2. The Web Object Model
        3. The Page Object Model
      3. Writing a Macro
        1. Creating the UserForm
        2. Implementing the Functionality
        3. Finishing the Code
        4. Running the Macro
        5. When Something Goes Wrong—Debugging
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. UserForm Seems Hung
        2. Browse-time Comments Still Exist
        3. New Settings Don’t Take
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Protecting Macro Code
  14. VII. ASP.NET and PHP Development in Expression Web 2
    1. 27. Using the Microsoft Expression Development Server
      1. Introduction to the Microsoft Expression Development Server
      2. How to Use the Microsoft Expression Development Server
      3. Limitations of the Microsoft Expression Development Server
        1. Process Identity
        2. No Remote Access
        3. No Support for ASP Pages
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Dynamic Content Warning with Microsoft Expression Development Server
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Starting the Microsoft Expression Development Server from the Command Prompt
    2. 28. Using Standard ASP.NET Controls
      1. ASP.NET: A Brief Introduction
      2. Creating ASP.NET Pages
      3. The Basics of ASP.NET Controls
        1. Understanding Control Properties
      4. An Overview of the Standard ASP.NET Controls
      5. The AdRotator Control
        1. Creating a Simple AdRotator Page
        2. Creating the Advertisement File
      6. The Calendar Control
        1. Formatting the Calendar Control
        2. Calendar Control Properties
          1. CaptionAlign
          2. DayNameFormat
          3. FirstDayOfWeek
          4. NextMonthText
          5. NextPrevFormat
          6. PrevMonthText
          7. SelectedDate
          8. SelectionMode
          9. SelectMonthText
          10. SelectWeekText
          11. ShowDayHeader
          12. ShowGridLines
          13. ShowNextPrevMonth
          14. ShowTitle
          15. TitleFormat
          16. UseAccessibleHeader
          17. VisibleDate
      7. The Wizard Control
        1. Wizard Steps
        2. Creating a Simple Wizard
          1. Step 1: Welcome
          2. Step 2: Name/E-mail
          3. Step 3: Address
          4. Step 4: Lists
          5. Step 5: Finish
      8. Making ASP.NET Work for You
      9. Troubleshooting
        1. ASP.NET Controls Do Not Appear in the Browser
        2. XML Error When Browsing ASP.NET Page
      10. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Formatting with Styles
    3. 29. Using ASP.NET Navigation Controls
      1. Overview of Navigation Systems
      2. Creating a Sitemap File
      3. Using the ASP.NET Menu Control
        1. Creating a Test Web Site
        2. Adding a Menu Control
        3. Formatting the Menu Control
          1. Using the AutoFormat Feature
          2. Using CSS Styles
      4. Using the ASP.NET TreeView Control
        1. Formatting the TreeView Control
          1. Using the TreeView Control’s Properties
            1. ExpandDepth Property
            2. ImageSet Property
            3. NodeIndent Property
            4. ShowCheckBoxes Property
            5. ShowExpandCollapse Property
            6. ShowLines Property
          2. Using CSS Styles
      5. Using the ASP.NET SiteMapPath Control
        1. Formatting the SiteMapPath Control
          1. Using SiteMapPath Properties
      6. Troubleshooting
        1. Warned to Browse Page from Web Server
        2. Cannot See Menu Control in Browser
        3. TreeView Not Visible in Browser
      7. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Improving Navigation with Master Pages
    4. 30. Using ASP.NET Master Pages and User Controls
      1. The Need For a Common Layout
      2. The Master Page
      3. The Content Page
      4. Developing a Master Page Web Site
        1. Creating the Master Page
        2. Creating the Content Page
      5. Troubleshooting
        1. Parser Error When Browsing Content Page
        2. Column Width Doesn’t Stick
        3. Cannot Drag Layout Cell
      6. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Converting an Existing Site to a Master Page Site
    5. 31. Developing a Login System with ASP.NET
      1. Web Site Login Systems
      2. Overview of ASP.NET Login Controls
        1. The Login Control
        2. LoginStatus Control
        3. LoginName Control
        4. ChangePassword Control
          1. DisplayUserName Property
          2. MailDefinition Property
          3. PasswordHintText Property
          4. PasswordRecoveryUrl Property
          5. SuccessPageUrl Property
        5. PasswordRecovery Control
        6. CreateUserWizard Control
        7. LoginView Control
      3. Creating a Login Solution
        1. Configuring the Web Site (IIS 5 or IIS 6)
        2. Configuring the Web Site (IIS 7)
          1. Configuring ASP.NET Support for IIS 7
          2. Enabling Forms Authentication
          3. Adding Users
          4. Configuring Authorization Rules
        3. Configuring the Web Site (Microsoft Expression Development Server)
        4. Creating the Web Pages
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. ASP.NET Tab Is Missing
        2. Metabase Access Fails Browsing ASP.NET Page
        3. Failed to Start Monitoring Changes Error
        4. Access Denied Error
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Modifying Password Requirements
    6. 32. Implementing Form Validation Using ASP.NET
      1. The Need for Form Validation
        1. The ASP.NET Validation Controls
          1. CompareValidator
          2. RangeValidator
          3. RegularExpressionValidator
          4. RequiredFieldValidator
          5. CustomValidator
          6. ValidationSummary
        2. Common Properties
          1. ErrorMessage Property
          2. ControlToValidate
          3. Display
          4. EnableClientScript
          5. SetFocusOnError
          6. ValidationGroup
        3. Creating a Validated Form
          1. Creating the Form
          2. Adding Form Validation
          3. Testing the Form
      2. Troubleshooting
        1. Validation Controls Don’t Work
        2. Submit Button Does Nothing
      3. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Validation Groups
    7. 33. Using ASP.NET Web Parts
      1. An Introduction to Web Parts
      2. Creating ASP.NET User Controls
      3. Web Parts Controls in the Toolbox
      4. Creating a Web Parts Page
      5. Web Parts Page Display Modes
        1. Creating a User Control that Sets the Display Mode
        2. Adding Code to Change the Display Mode
      6. The Web Parts Catalog
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. WebPartManager Error When Browsing Web Parts Page
        2. Error Connecting to SQL Server
        3. Null Value Message When Browsing Web Parts Page
        4. Error When Browsing Page with User Controls
      8. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Editing Web Parts Controls
    8. 34. ASP.NET AJAX Extensions
      1. What Is Ajax?
      2. Microsoft’s ASP.NET AJAX
        1. Microsoft AJAX Library
        2. Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions
        3. Microsoft AJAX ASP.NET Control Toolkit
      3. Adding Ajax Functionality to a Web Form
        1. Creating a Web Site and Web Page
        2. Adding Server-Side Code
        3. Adding a ScriptManager Control
        4. Adding an UpdatePanel Control
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Error When Previewing Page
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Using the AJAX Library
        1. Adding a <div> to the Web Form
        2. Creating the Client Library
        3. Adding the Client Script to the ScriptManager Control
    9. 35. Using PHP in Expression Web 2
      1. An Introduction to PHP
        1. PHP Syntax
          1. PHP Comments
          2. PHP Variables
          3. PHP Program Flow
          4. Functions
      2. Installing PHP
        1. Installing IIS 7 and FastCGI
          1. Installing IIS 7 and FastCGI in Vista
          2. Installing IIS and FastCGI in Windows Server 2008
        2. Installing PHP
        3. Enabling PHP Using FastCGI
      3. Creating PHP Pages
        1. Previewing the Page
      4. PHP in Design View
      5. PHP in Code View
        1. PHP Syntax Highlighting
        2. Using IntelliSense with PHP
        3. Setting PHP-Specific IntelliSense Options
      6. PHP Script Options
        1. Form Variable
        2. URL Variable
        3. Session Variable
        4. Cookie Variable
        5. include
        6. Include Once
        7. require
        8. require_once
        9. Code Block
        10. echo
        11. Comment
        12. if
        13. else
      7. Troubleshooting
        1. PHP Code Doesn’t Seem to Execute When I Preview It in the Browser
        2. Internal Server Error 500 Is Displayed When Previewing a PHP Page
        3. Parts of the PHP Code Are Displayed in the Browser, and the Code Isn’t Executing Correctly
      8. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Displaying PHP Information
  15. VIII. Accessing Data in Expression Web 2
    1. 36. Primer on Data Access Technologies
      1. A History of Data Access
      2. Data Access Technologies in Expression Web 2
      3. ASP.NET and Other Web Application Platforms
      4. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Databases Aren’t Just for Online Spreadsheets
    2. 37. Accessing Data with ASP.NET
      1. ASP.NET Data Source Controls
        1. AccessDataSource Control
        2. SqlDataSource Control
        3. SiteMapDataSource Control
        4. XmlDataSource Control
      2. Displaying Data with ASP.NET
        1. Displaying Data in Tabular Form
          1. Adding and Configuring a GridView Control
        2. Sorting the GridView
      3. Editing Data with ASP.NET
        1. Configuring the Data Source
        2. Configuring the GridView
        3. Testing the Page
      4. Troubleshooting
        1. Unable to See Data Source Control
        2. Toolbox Not Visible
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Creating a Master/Detail View
        1. Creating the Master View
        2. Creating the Detail View
  16. IX. Appendixes
    1. A. Taking Advantage of E-Commerce
      1. The Power of E-Commerce
      2. E-Commerce Options
        1. Digital River
        2. Lulu
      3. Payment Processing
        1. PayPal
        2. Banks
        3. 2CO
      4. Putting It All Together In Expression Web 2
        1. Security
        2. Advertising and Affiliates
      5. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Is It Worth the Risk?
    2. B. The Future of Web Development
      1. Changing Standards
        1. Benefits of XHTML
      2. Emerging Technologies
        1. Ajax
          1. Using Ajax on Your Site
        2. Ruby on Rails
        3. Other Emerging Technologies
      3. Lagniappe (lan yap’) n., a gift or bonus: Understanding and Using RSS
        1. The RSS Feed
        2. The RSS Reader
    3. C. Resources on Expression Web 2, Web Design, ASP.NET, and PHP
      1. Online Resources on Expression Web 2
        1. JimcoBooks.com
        2. Microsoft’s Expression Forums
        3. Expression Web 2 Help
        4. The Expression Designers: Graphic, Interactive, and Web
        5. by-Expression
      2. Online Resources on Web Design
        1. InformIT
        2. Webmonkey
        3. O’Reilly Network
        4. World Wide Web Consortium
        5. Template World Free Templates
      3. Online Resources on ASP.NET and PHP
        1. asp.netPRO
        2. 4GuysFromRolla.com
        3. ASP.NET Official Web Site
        4. DotNetJunkies
        5. Chris Hanscom’s PHP Resource Center
        6. The Official PHP Web Site
        7. Microsoft IIS 7 Web Site