- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (September 28, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672330644
- ISBN-13: 978-0672330643
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,600,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 3 in 24 Hours 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
About the Author
Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a web designer, developer, programmer, and digital media expert based in Burnaby, B.C., Canada. For his work with Expression Web, he has been honored with Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional Award. He contributes regularly to the official Microsoft Expression newsletter, has been published in international design magazines, and blogs on Expression Web at designisphilosophy.com.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
I am not saying it is a "bad" book. Web design is not my forte. Prior to 2 weeks ago I had never even heard of Expression Web. I have a busy enough schedule as it is. I would just had liked something a bit more basic.
There is one item that really irks me. You are suppose to get a free online edition of this book. The last page states it is good for 45 days. When you go to register for it, the terms have been changed to 30 days. Frankly they could have let you have access for a year. Or just given you a PDF. Years ago when you bought a book, you got a disk. Had it not been for this I might have given the book 4 stars.
But that said, learning was a struggle. A month and many, many hours later I have to admit I am disappointed. Some of my difficulty may have been my status as a beginner or my failure to understand the lessons , but there are many errors in the text as well, many examples do not work as shown or explained, and many explanations are confusing or incomplete. I was constantly getting stuck. And I guess that describes my biggest complaint about this book: If you get stuck, you stay stuck. There are not enough illustrations in the book to show what the reader is expected to do, and there was no place to go to see what the code should have been, what I should have done differently, or why my page did not work. A companion DVD or a place on the author's web site with such illustrations and help would have been greatly appreciated. It is also a shame the author or publisher didn't ask a target reader to work his way through the book and point these problems out. While struggling through such problems does result in some learning, I would have had a much more pleasant and successful learning experience with more accurate material.
You can also give up any hope of learning Expression Web 3 in 24 hours. Even if most of the chapters could be read in 1 hour, each has an Exercise at the end that really should be completed if you are to learn the material. Most of these exercises will take an additional hour or more. And I had to read every chapter several times.
Often the reader is expected to use a skill learned previously to complete the current lesson. This is hard enough to do under any conditions, but if you can only get to the lessons once every few days, it is really hard to remember everything you have done before. Reminders that a previously learned skill is required (and a page reference to it) would have been greatly appreciated. Also, It is also important to note that this is a book on learning Expression Web 3, it is not a book on learning CSS, and you will need to know CSS in order to make the best use of Expression Web 3. You are looking at many, many more hours of study after you finish this book.
All of that being said, overall this was the best of the three books I bought to learn Expression Web 3. I will now have to read other books to help me with some of the things this book does not cover or does not explain well. Hopefully future editions will present the material more clearly and more accurately.
I only maintain a personal site and am not a professional. I designed my page with Frontpage and have been wanting to update it for a long time, but knew it would be major overhaul if I didn't get another program. This book has taught me that it's not going to be as big of a job as I had thought, but I am going to take the time to change to cascading style sheets because of this book.
The book starts out very simply and gets complex toward the end. Take it a chapter at a time and you'll make it through just fine. Great for a beginner, but best for someone like me - someone who has tinkered around an knows just a little bit, but is looking to expand the knowledge.
Definitely worth the price and if you're switching to Expression Web 3 from an older program, I'd highly recommend this book.