Why you'll love Expression Web
Passionate about Standards
Built-in support for today's modern Web standards makes it easy to optimize your
sites for accessibility and cross-browser compatibility. Create CSS-based, XHTML
1.0 Transitional-conforming Web sites that work better across browsers, simplifying
deployment and maintenance. Validate your site with compatibility and accessibility
reporting against Section 508 and W3C Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Work Visually. Focus on the design process and let Expression Web take care of CSS
style creation, saving you from repetitive work throughout your site. Drag and drop
CSS styles, ASP.NET controls and use a drag-and-drop interface that accesses the
power of ASP.NET with no coding requirement to visually bind data sources to controls
on the design surface.
Debug your pages in multiple browsers on the same machine that you use for development, with SuperPreview. SuperPreview is a visual debugging tool that helps you visualize and understand how pages display on multiple browsers, including IE6 - 8 and Firefox.
Sophisticated Design Surface
Generate elegant, modern CSS layouts with a state-of-the-art design surface and the ability to directly manipulate positioning, sizing, margins and padding. With Expression Web’s sophisticated CSS rendering engine, you can make design decisions on the fly and see a faithful representation of the final browser-rendered page.
Vector and Bitmaps
Powerful drawing tools in the included copy of Expression Design let you integrate vector artwork and bitmap images in hybrid compositions that you can import in part or in whole into Expression Web.
Manipulate rich media through powerful drag and drop tools. Work with industry-standard
XML data and see how your data will look within your design. Designers get the flexibility
to represent XML data any way they choose. Insert Silverlight, Windows Media and
Adobe Flash content. Integrate rich media into your sites with simple insert commands
that add all the necessary additional files and tags.
Include artwork and designs created in industry standard design tools such as Adobe
Photoshop. Expression Web gives you full control over how you layer import. Expression
Web will even memorize settings and allow you to import revised artwork exactly
the same way.
Open and edit PHP pages directly in Expression Web 2 and apply the full range of
standards-based design tools to PHP including code-coloring, snippets and IntelliSense™.
It also ships with a PHP development server that lets you test your PHP pages without
any other external web server dependencies.
Preview ASP.NET and PHP pages locally, without the need to install a separate Web
server. With the Expression Web Development Server, you can make design decisions
with full reference to the page's data. Easily view your pages in your favorite
The great news is you can download a fully featured 60-day trial version of Expression Web. To download the Expression Web trial visit the Expression Web website.
Everything you need to get started, FREE with a single streamlined installer.