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Expression Studio 4 Web Professional Upgrade

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
3.5 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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  • 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
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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.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003D1FPAS
  • Item model number: NHF-00001
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 18, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,632 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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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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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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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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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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I'm a fairly newbie web page creator. My previous editor Hot Dog from Sausage quit working with Windows 7 and I needed a new one. Since I had Microsoft Office I took advantage of the cheaper price you get for having both products.

It's a nice product for the price.

The installation and the licensing were flawless. My download was from the Microsoft site for the evaluation copy but I bought my final copy from Amazon and the licensing was no problem.

Documentation
The editor was not real intuitive I thought. There are lots of web resources to help including some nice videos and the Help pages that come are nice but there is no manual with the editor either printed or online. But then my old (and I mean real old) editor didn't either, but this editor has lots more features.
I ended up buying a copy of Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 4 in 24 Hours from Barnes and Noble. I'm only half way through and am not working on my own pages yet but the book is great and I love Expression Web 4 now that the book has shown me the way. Expression Web 4 looks like a great product.

Couple of glitches so far
I did have a few issues with the editor. I was looking at a large web page (19,000 lines) that gets generated by some software on my PC and it was not letting me click on a tag and show me the end tag (The <html> tag i.e. the whole page). The page had a couple of errors on it, like no </head> and no </html> tags and the code view page just takes forever to update and locks up and stuff like that. It seems to run much better after I fixed a few of the obvious errors. And it did not report those missing tags, I had to look for them.
But I still like the program.
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