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Quick-start: But not good for the Long Haul,
This review is from: Microsoft Expression Web (Paperback)
This book was s disappointment. The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because it did have some useful information. However, if you entered text into your website the way it is described in this book, you will have a mess on your hands. You really need to use the "New Styles" button to style everthing, not just a few things, including text. Expression WEb is very touchy and is based on cascading style sheets. When the CSS meets conflict, you lose total control over your site and your styles. This is why you need to creat styles for everything. Until I learned how to check for the conflict, I was utterly clueless. It is not intuitive at all.
This book, not unlike many others, fails to discuss this issue. EW is not to be used like a word processor. YOU Must Create styles.
I have found a huge lacking in tutorials and books that are helpful. So I mention right now that I am writing a book for the Newbie, an Expression Web 101 book for beginners. I also have a website I am starting for tutorials. [...] It is not ready just yet, but in a few weeks, check it out.
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Initial post: Mar 28, 2011 1:04:36 PM PDT
Patricia Ranum says:
I've bought 2 different handbooks from Amazon.com and both of them proved very disappointing. They don't tell you how to begin at Zero and build a simple site. Instead, they present you with a complicated site of their own invention and show you how to deconstruct it. After hours and hours and hours of doing their exercises, I still didn't have a clue about how to create a viable yet simple site. Fortunately, I found Kelly Lucas and bought her materials: two days later I was well on my way to a creditable site!
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