Microsoft Expression Web Beta 1

kcnychief

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Microsoft has released Microsoft Expression Web Beta 1, and it is definitely worth giving it a spin. This is the product that will eventually phase out Microsoft FrontPage, mostly because FrontPage produces horrible code results.

Expression Web is a professional design tool that helps you create and work with:
  • Standards-based Web sites
  • Sophisticated CSS-based layouts
  • Extensive CSS formatting and management
  • Rich data presentation
  • Powerful ASP.NET 2.0-based technology
Get the Free Trial: http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/web_designer/wd_free_trial.aspx

Take a tour and demo: http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/web_designer/demos.mspx?v=wd_layout
 

Mainframeguy

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I'll deffo give this a whirl - mainly because it is free... still will use my trusty notepad too!

Any idea how long it is free for? And I hope there is no lock in that means my pages die when it is no longer free? It DOES produce the equivalent of compiled code (not interpreted)? Right?
 

ray_gillespie

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I think it's until March 2007 :) I can't imagine they would be able to implement any kind of lock, especially one that couldn't easily be undone!
 

madmatt

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The said "lock" is the same one they use to expire beta operating systems. However, Web is in the beta 1 phase so there is potential for problems.
 

ray_gillespie

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Yeah sorry I wasn't clear about that, I meant that I can't imagine they would be implement any kind of lock that would lock out all webpages made by Expression Beta 1. At least I hope not!
 

Mainframeguy

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installed - remains to be seen when I have time to play....

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... any kind of lock that would lock out all webpages made by Expression Beta 1. ...
I understood that, but gbood to clear up in case anyone took your post out of context and misunderstood it - in any case this would really be an issue for me, so I'll be looking into it and also when the beta ends I am highly unlikely to part with any £'s for this, so I'll be the guinea pig if my assessment was wrong I guess :eek:
 
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