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Microsoft Expression Web 2


Reduce complexity and ease data integration by using powerful design tools and task panes to design for ASP.NET, PHP and XML. Seamlessly integrate Web design and development teams with the powerful combination of Expression Web 2 and Visual Studio 2008.

Unleash your creative ideas and bring your Web sites to life with sophisticated CSS design features. Visual designers, specialized task panes, and tool bars give you precise control of page layout and formatting.

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Expression Web 2 and unlinked files report

Exrpession Web 2 has a problem to correctly find the unlinked files in the relative report. It reports as "unlinked", files that are actually used in your website. Very annoying.
Before deleting any unlinked files do the following:
1) Copy the file name to clipboard
2) Open the Find dialog, search in:
[x] all files and folders and
[x] in Source code
for the filename.
3) If no files are found, you can safely delete the file.

Has anyone found a solution to this bug of expression web 2?

web expression and Frontpage 2003

I recently changed from Frontpage 2003 to expression web 2 and I not very happy.
Expression Web 2 has some problems.
- You cannot easily work with the mouse to select the parts of the page you want.
- Some usefull features of Frontpage, like the include page, are very well hidden from the user. It will be hard to find them.
- The rendering of the page is not very accurate. In expression Web you might see a wrong layout that you cannot understand why it is happening and that Internet Exporer is shown alright.
- Expression web 2 automatically creates new styles while you format the page, instead of allowing you to reuse the styles you already created.
- It has better css user support, and helps you autocomplete the style informations. That is the only advantage I found over FrontPage.

Undo bug in expression web 2

Another annoying thing about expression web 2 is that when you hit UNDO, it does not undo only your last action but a whole series of actions (maybe up to the last save).
If you are used to use the ctrl-z for undo's, you might have a real problem there.