Web Site Authoring using Microsoft Expression Web

2 Day Course
Hands On

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Setting the scene (3 topics)

  • Web evolution
  • The Internet and intranets
  • Benefits to an organisation

Expression Web Editing Environment (8 topics)

  • Expression Web work area
  • Defining a local site
  • Styling Pages
  • Creating new Sites and Pages
  • Editing Views
  • Visual Aids and Task Panes
  • Previewing Pages
  • Folder list and Reports View

Introduction to HTML (8 topics)

  • What is a web page?
  • Examining HTML (Hypertext Mark-Up Language)
  • A simple web page
  • Tags and Elements
  • Attributes and Values
  • Paragraphs and line breaks
  • Headings; Alignment
  • Text formatting

Working with Images (7 topics)

  • Image file formats
  • GIF, JPEG and PNG
  • Adding graphics to a page
  • Picture properties
  • Configuring images
  • Background images
  • HTML for images

Hyperlinks (5 topics)

  • Internal and external hyperlinks
  • E-mail links and bookmarks
  • Graphical hyperlinks
  • Image Maps.
  • HTML for links an Image Maps

Tables & Layers (9 topics)

  • Creating Tables
  • Table Layout and Cells
  • Table properties
  • Cell properties
  • Sizing Cells and Columns
  • Inserting rows and columns
  • Splitting and merging cells
  • HTML for tables
  • Layers and the Layers Pane

CSS Styling (6 topics)

  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Embedded Styles
  • Creating and Using Style Rules (Classes)
  • Creating and Linking to External Stylesheets
  • Using External Classes
  • Editing Style Rules

Publishing a Web (6 topics)

  • Expression Web publishing
  • Publish log
  • Using FTP to Publish
  • Excluding files from publishing
  • Publishing to a non-extended server
  • Alternatives to Expression Web publishing

Forms (7 topics)

  • Form creation
  • Form components
  • Form field names and values
  • Processing form results
  • Form properties
  • Confirmation pages
  • HTML for forms

Templates & Interacting with MS Office (7 topics)

  • Dynamic Web Templates
  • Creating and Using Dynamic Web Templates
  • Setting Editable Regions
  • Modifying and Detaching from Templates
  • Converting Office formats
  • Linking to Office documents
  • Downloads and FTP

Site Management (8 topics)

  • Deleting, moving and renaming pages
  • Removing and renaming a web
  • Using Reports to optimise your site
  • Fixing a broken link
  • Bandwidth issues
  • Management aids
  • Disk-based and Server-based webs
  • Preserving HTML

Advanced Authoring (6 topics)

  • Using Expression Web for Web authoring vs ASCII editors
  • Open standards and proprietary extensions
  • Authoring Issues
  • Dynamic HTML Behaviours
  • Advanced authoring features
  • External and internal sites

Planning a Web Site (1 topic)

  • Considerations before starting the design and implementation of a new website


# Anyone wishing to produce well designed web pages and web sites and looking for an introduction to HTML and Microsoft Expression Web versions 1.0 or 2.0. # Delegates must be frequent users of Windows 9x, NT, XP, or 2000+ and be familiar with the use of LAN-based PC applications and should also be familiar with the World Wide Web. No programming experience is required

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