Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web

Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web class and ebook will be available 30th August. Register now for the half price introductory course, never has there been a better time to take the plunge.

Are you getting increasingly frustrated at your efforts to effect a change in moving from FrontPage to Expression Web? Do you struggle to understand how to make Expression Web work for you? Do you want to know the tricks and tips to doing things The Right Way? Are you wondering how to replace your Themes, shared borders, navigation bots and all the other FrontPage component bots?

Then this is the course for you. With Tina Clarke and Pat Geary both Microsoft MVPs – FrontPage as your instructors, you will be able to ask questions, not only that the ebook complete with five choices of templates comes along in the price. We welcome your feedback during the session of the course and who knows there might be one or two surprises during this first session.

Why wait? This is the best time ever to take the plunge and migrate from FrontPage to Expression Web, sign up and register for 30th August, what are you waiting for?

Prerequisites for Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web Class

  • Expression Web 1.0 or 2.0 – You may download the 60 day trial version of EW 2.0 from the MS Expression Web Site. If you are using the trial version make sure that you obtain and use the registration key or your trial will end before the full trial period. or Installed Expression Web 1.0 or 2.0
  • Firefox 3 with html tidy extension
  • Backed up your Website twice
  • Completed the Introductory Questionnaire
  • installed Steve Easton’s FPCleaner

Prior Experience:

A website made with FrontPage (any version) with a local copy on your hard drive to use in the class.
Have read and implemented either EW 1.0 or EW 2.0 Setting up Ebooks
Chosen your template from the five choices provided

$79.95 Introductory special $39.50

Course Details:

Preparation

  • Installing EW
  • Backing up

Cleanup Preparations

  • Making CU Toolbar
  • Making Queries

Removal Preparations

  • Redundant graphics
  • Save Navigation
  • Remove Themes…
  • DL Web Package
  • Preserve Regions
  • Insert DocType
  • Remove bots

Pages Preparation

  • Import Web Package
  • Use Cleanup Toolbar
    • Compatibility
    • Clean Tables
    • Accessible Tables
    • Apply XHTML
  • Run Queries

Revising Pages

  • Preview in browser
  • Replace Bots
  • Compatibility Reports
  • Accessibility Reports
  • CSS Reports
  • Navigation
    • Accessible Nav
    • Make Include Pages
    • Insert Include Pages
  • Forms
  • Add Semantic Markup
    • Heading Tags
  • Add Metas Tags
  • Validation
  • Robots File
  • About DWTs
  • Use Site Summary

Upcoming TechNet Webcast – Secure, Simplified Web Publishing Using Internet Information Services 7.0

Microsoft TechNet Webcast: Learn how Web publishing is changing for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)  


“In this webcast, we take an in-depth look at the new FTP service for IIS 7.0, with demonstrations that showcase new features such as FTP over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), enhanced security, and improved supportability options. We also discuss plans for a version of the Microsoft Office FrontPage Server Extensions for the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems, in addition to a new Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) implementation for IIS 7.0.”


Presenter: Robert McMurray, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation  

Expression Web Book Review – Foundations of Expression Web

Foundations of Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond By Cheryl D Wise

I recently wrote a review on the latest Expression Web book by Apress, Foundations of Expression Web : The Basics and Beyond  by Cheryl D Wise at Amazon. It should appear there pretty soon. I highly recommend getting Cheryl’s book to help you get started with using Expression Web. If you have any questions you can always either join her Expression Web classes or ask a question a her By Expression Forum

Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web Book

Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond

Written by Cheryl D. Wise

This Expression Web Book is one of the first available. Written by Cheryl Wise Microsoft MVP – FrontPage. Cheryl takes you through the basics and introduces you to more advanced levels through a step by step process of practical exercises. Good practices are a major theme of the book to ensure you not only know how to use Expression Web but the end results meet real world expectations for web design.

Upcoming Webcast – Creating Cutting-Edge Web Designs with Microsoft Expression Web

 Microsoft Webcast: Creating Cutting-Edge Web Designs with Microsoft Expression Web (Level 200)
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)  (NEW)

"In this session, get up close and personal with Microsoft Expression Web and discover how it can simplify your Web design and development process. Join us to gain a
deeper understanding of user experience and to explore the professional user interface and innovative features in Expression Web. Learn how to work with powerful
technologies like cascading style sheets (CSS), XML data, and ASP.NET 2.0 controls in Expression Web. Finally, we show you how to deploy applications designed with
Expression Web to a live Web site"

Win a Xbox with a TechNet or MSDN Virtual Lab or Labcast

Microsoft Virtual Labs Xbox 360 Sweepstakes

Take any TechNet or MSDN Virtual Lab or Labcast, submit a completed evaluation, and be
automatically registered to win an Xbox 360!

The promotion begins on October 1, 2006, and ends on December 31, 2006 (“Entry Period”). The
Entry Period consists of three monthly prize periods.

Expression Web Lab: Creating a Standards-Based Web Site

After completing this lab, you will be better able to:

  • Create or Open a Web Site Folder
  • Create a Static Web Page
  • Insert Images, Text, and Create Hyperlinks
  • Manage Preferences to Ensure Your Desired Standards Support

Expression Web Lab: Designing Pages with CSS

After completing this lab, you will be better able to:

  • Create Page Layouts with CSS
  • Create and Apply Styles for Text and Images
  • Save Styles to an External Style Sheet
  • Attach an External Style Sheet to Multiple Web Pages

Expression Lab: Sandbox Lab

In this lab, you will have access to:

Self-Guided Tour of Expression Features

You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks at any time.

Upcoming MSDN Webcasts for Microsoft Expression Web

MSDN Webcast: Exploring Basic Features of the New Microsoft Expression Web

Designer (Level 200)

short url – http://1url.org/go/1ewd-wc-4

Friday, September 29, 2006 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Microsoft Expression Web Designer is a new product that Web designers can use to easily and quickly produce high-quality, standards-based Web sites. In this session, we discuss some of the basic features of this exciting new Web development tool, including powerful task panes and design tools for greater productivity, cross-browser validation features for Web standards, and sophisticated Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) design tools for page layout and formatting. In addition, we compare how the features and performance of Expression Web Designer stack up against the longtime industry standard, Macromedia Dreamweaver.


MSDN Webcast: Using Cascading Style Sheets, Identifiers, and Classes in Microsoft Expression Web

Designer (Level 200)

short url – http://1url.org/go/1ewd-wc-5

Friday, October 13, 2006 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Have you started using cascading style sheets on your Web sites, but not entirely sure if you are using it correctly? Have you heard of classes and identifiers (IDs), but not sure how they differ? In this webcast, we use
Microsoft Expression Web Designer to demonstrate some basic site design tasks using fully standards-compliant XHTML and cascading style sheets. Join us to see how much you can learn in one hour!

Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 – Now available via MS Support

FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 web download

Microsoft have recently announced the following about the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002

"The FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 web download is not available
anymore from the Microsoft web sites. This is due to the fact that the
mainstream support for FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 web download
which follows the Office XP/FrontPage 2002 life cycle expired on
7/11/2006. The following article explains the timelines:

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=1902 

However, we understand that customers might need this download in
situations where existing FPSE2002 installations are hampered in one way
or the other. Considering this, it may be possible to obtain this
download for reinstallation purposes only if you call MS support."

NOTE: This is a No Pay Support Incident