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Expression Studio 4 Web Professional Upgrade

by Microsoft
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)


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Product Features

  • Expression Studio 4 Web Professional combines Expression Web 4, Expression Encoder 4, and Expression Design 4
  • Sophisticated tools give you precise control over layout and formatting
  • Supports both standard and HD video encoding with easy-to-use presets, or set your own encoding options
  • Imports and exports a wide variety of standard file formats, including PSD, XAML, and PNG
  • Professional code editor makes your editing and debugging quicker and easier

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003D1FPAS
  • Item model number: NHF-00001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 18, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,967 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Microsoft Expression Web 4 gives you the tools you need to produce high-quality, standards-based Web sites: built-in support for today’s Web standards, sophisticated CSS design capabilities, and visual diagnostic tools. Whether you work with PHP, HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET or ASP.NET AJAX, Expression Web makes it faster and easier to create and maintain exceptional Web sites.

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Microsoft Expression Web 4 gives you the tools you need to produce high-quality, standards-based Web sites, with built-in support for today’s Web standards, sophisticated CSS design capabilities, and visual diagnostic tools. Whether you work with PHP, HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET or ASP.NET AJAX, Expression Web makes it fast to create and maintain exceptional Web sites. With a professional code editor, visual & CSS diagnostic tools, cross-browser debugging features, broad Web standards support, and SEO compatibility reports, Expression Web makes it easy to create modern standards-based Web sites.

Upgrade to Expression Studio 4 Web Professional

You must be a licensed user of one of the following products to be eligible for this upgrade version:

  • Any Microsoft Expression product
  • Any Adobe Creative Suite
  • Any Microsoft Office product

Powerful vector drawing and editing tools for creating compelling graphic designs and illustrations. Click here for a larger image
Quickly encode and insert high-quality WMV, VC-1 and H.264 Silverlight video into your Web site. Click here for a larger image
Support for a broad range of scripting, server-side technologies, and Web standards.
Create standards-based Web sites faster and easier with Expression Web

With a professional code editor, rich design surface, visual and CSS diagnostic tools, cross-browser debugging features, and broad Web-standards support, Expression Web makes it faster and easier than ever to create modern standards-based Web sites.

Capture & prepare high-quality Web video with Expression Encoder

Creating and streaming video has never been easier than with Expression Encoder. Create high quality video for your Web site, YouTube, or handheld device.

Create & edit Web graphics with Expression Design

Create compelling graphic designs and illustrations with Expression Design. Integrate vector artwork and bitmap images in the same document to create hybrid compositions that you can import in part or in whole into Expression Web.

Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Web Professional also includes Expression Encoder 4 and Expression Design 4.

Expression Encoder 4

With Microsoft Expression Encoder, you can import and encode video files, produce live webcasts, enhance media with watermarks and advertising, and publish with Microsoft Silverlight.

Expression Design 4

Microsoft Expression Design 4 is the perfect companion to Expression Web. Create sophisticated assets with their fidelity maintained throughout the entire designer-developer workflow.

Top Features

1. Three professional applications for one low price

Expression Studio 4 Web Professional includes a complete set of professional design and development tools for creating modern standards-based Web sites, streaming video, and Web graphics. It includes three professional applications that work together: Expression Web, Expression Encoder, and Expression Design - all for one great price!

2. Create Professional Graphics for Your Site

Powerful vector drawing and editing tools in the included copy of Expression Design let you explore new artistic possibilities and create compelling graphic designs and illustrations. Integrate vector artwork and bitmap images in the same document to create hybrid compositions that you can import in part or in whole into Expression Web. Use Expression Design's sophisticated slicing capabilities to create web-ready graphics.

3. Encode Silverlight video for Web streaming

Quickly encode and insert high-quality WMV, VC-1 and H.264 Silverlight video into your Web site with a wide range of encoding and transcoding features in the included copy of Expression Encoder.

4. Broad support for Industry-Standard Technologies

With support for a broad range of scripting and server-side technologies, Expression Web provides the flexibility you need. Expression Web supports PHP, HTML/XHTML, XML/XSLT, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET or ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, Flash, Windows Media, and Photoshop, as well as interoperability with Microsoft Visual Studio and Expression Studio.

5. Broad Web Standards Support

Built-in support for today's modern Web standards makes it easy to optimize your sites for accessibility and cross-browser compatibility. Choose any schema you want HTML, XHTML, Strict/Transitional/Frameset and CSS 1.0, 2.0, or 2.1; Expression Web will help you build appropriate code with a compatibility checker that highlights non-conforming elements.



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Update: I was finally able to get through to a tech support person. Persistence pays.
Tech support was very helpful and cured the problem. I use this product to develop asp and php websites. Expression Web plays nice with Xamp and Apache so that you can run WordPress and other popular server based software.
I'm pushing the rating review up to four stars. It would have gotten five but Microsoft, in their overly proprietary zealous posture, failed to allow for hard and motherboard upgrades. Other software companies provide methods of upgrading hardware without having to beg tech support for help. Perhaps by now Microsoft has fixed this bug?
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No wonder some people hate Microsoft. . .Expression Web 4 can be installed only twice.
If you have to upgrade a hard disk drive or replace a laptop - you can forget about Expression Web.
I've used Front Page, Expression Web 2 and Expression Web 4
Expression Web 4 works pretty good but requires training - web site development has gotten too complex to expect simple intuitive software. So, even if you smarten up and learn css and run Windows with Xampp and php, Expression Web 4 will eventually fail you when you need to upgrade your hardware.

What happens is this: You install a new hard drive and re-install your software applications.
The Expression Web 4 installation will require activation, which it does and it will report that the product is already activated. Next, you need to enter your "Product Activation" key - and when you do, EW4 will report that the Product Activation number is invalid.

Even if you clone your hard drive using something like Acronis, you will have this problem.
The solution?
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By shlomi
Verified Purchase
Installing on Windows 7 64 bit, the product crashes when started.

Calling Microsoft, they say they will be happy to help me, if I only pay them $290 for the one support call, since it is a "professional" product they do not provide the regular support as they do for home products.

I sent the product back and I will think very hard before spending any more money on Microsoft products, if they refuse to provide any support. (Not the first time, but now I will remember).
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars bugs bugs bugs November 25, 2010
Moved from original EW to EW4 because of worsening unresolvable bugs. EW4 fixed those bugs but now has product activation issues (asks for activation key EVERY time progam starts). Even worse, product refuses to accept activation key on first attempt. I work around that by putting key in clipboard and repeatedly pasting it to activation routine until program thanks me for buying product--but on trying to start program after exiting that particular session, EW4 once again challenges me to provide activation key. MS tech support is useless, refuses to talk about issue unless I give credit card number--I don't think so, scooter. When EW4 works, it's peachy, and I'm optimistic bug situation will improve with revs, but I've had a bellyfull of dealing with Microsoft and I'm seriously considering other platforms.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Known HTML/CSS Editor July 1, 2011
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I have been using various HTML editors for over ten years, and in my opinion Expression is the very best by a wide margin. I love it!

A few of the most important advantages:

Speed - as fast as Word (some HTML editors are oddly slow loading and saving files, and have an overall sluggishness).
Spell Checker - as good as Word (some HTML editors have no spell checker, while other editors' spell check is slow and/or not so accurate).
Cursor Movement - as good as Word (many HTML editors have agonizingly slow cursor behavior).
Word Wrap - as good as Word (some HTML editors have very poor or no word wrap).
Appearances - modern dark theme that is a huge improvement over most all other known HTML editors (no more 80s/90s style!).
Stability - pretty good although I have noticed a few minor glitches when the program is used non-stop for over eight hours (it fails to check the schema compatibility correctly, but exiting and restarting the program solves the problem).
Layout - the normal menus and icons are in a similar and/or logical location as other Office products (some editors rearrange their menus, which requires the user to relearn the layout).
W3C validation - the built-in validation for HTML and CSS has so far always been correct, and further verification through W3C is just a few clicks away (no other known editor is as well equipped to validate HTML and CSS).
Cost - the upgrade cost is less expensive than almost all other paid HTML editors (I know of no reason to even consider paying for any HTML editor other than Expression).
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total failure of software - no access to manufacturer November 29, 2010
Expression Web Fails to run.

I have sent the message below to the Manufacturer. There is no place to report malfunctioning software without paying them. The told me the Expression web forum is the only place to report program failures. I've made two reports there. No one has responded. The failure of this program really hurts my business, and there is no way to report this to the manufacturer.

Expression Web 4 stops running and runs too slow to be usable. My computer runs all other programs well including Expression Web 3. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the .Net Framework. This program is defective and I need to know if it is going to be a supported product, and where I can report it as defective.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft has discontinued -- download for no cost from Microsoft...
This product has been discontinued by Microsoft. If interested you can download it for free from Microsoft. Read more
Published 27 days ago by R. Bainbridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked for me.
Contains everything I needed at the time.
Published 1 month ago by PghMike
5.0 out of 5 stars Power on a budget
very powerful tool that will do just about anything you need to develop a great website. I looked at multiple other products and decided on this one as it had 98% of what I was... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Been there, tried that
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice and new
This software was nice and new and loaded without a hitch, Thanks for delivering a good product with a solid license. Sometimes this does not happen and I get taken. Read more
Published 8 months ago by IT Walt
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, no more FrontPage Extensions!
I've been using FrontPage, then Expression Web since 1997 and this is the first version that has allowed to me finally break free of the need for FrontPage Server Extensions on my... Read more
Published 10 months ago by K. M. Floyde
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent upgrade from Expression 2
I started out with MS Frontpage. That was good program, especially for the advanced layouts, but it had major issues. Then I moved onto MS Expression 2 (the FrontPage replacement). Read more
Published 17 months ago by Paul M. Jarosch
4.0 out of 5 stars Expression Web and Expression Designs are now Free Downloads
Potential customers need to be aware that Microsoft is no longer providing support or will ever upgrade nor add new versions of Expression Web or Expression Design. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Bill Dukes
5.0 out of 5 stars Good software
All of the programs in this suite work as expected. No issues with the product at all. Bought two of these.
Published 20 months ago by Andrew Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money
First, this product is discontinued by Microsoft. So, there is no support.
Second, this software is now a free download from Microsoft.
But don't bother. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Hope Newman
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice tools
I am a visual web designer and it works perfectly. I have two websites I have been managing with FrontPage. This was a great upgrade.
Published 23 months ago by Mel Smith
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