Expression Web Books I Recommend
When looking for a book on Expression Web, you might want to take a trip to your local library or book store and thumb through them to see which one works best for you. I own at least one book by each of the authors listed below for the various versions of Expression Web. I currently have all four versions installed on my computer. When selecting a book on Expression Web, make sure you purchase the one for YOUR version of the application.
The books listed are presented in no particular order. I tend to use my Expression Web books as reference books, looking up what I need in the index and going directly to it. I would recommend that anyone new to Expression Web begin at the beginning so you can learn the basics of using the application first.
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 4 in 24 Hours
Author: Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a Microsoft MVP for Expression Web and an expert at working with WordPress in conjunction with Expression Web. He is the owner and creative director of Pink & Yellow Media and the author of Design is Philosophy, his blog for Expression Web and WordPress where he has posted many tips and tutorials on both applications.
From the Back Cover
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build flexible, easy-to-maintain, standards-based websites with Microsoft Expression Web 4. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the entire process, from concept through delivery. You’ll learn powerful ways to plan, design, construct, and even redesign websites that are simple to manage and easy to repurpose. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success, no matter what kind of site you’re building!
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Morten is also the author of several other books on Expression Web which include:
A recent post on Morten's blog Why I Use Expression Web (And Why You Should Too) will let you know how enthusiastic about Expression Web he is.
Microsoft Expression Web 4 Step by Step
Author: Chris Leeds
Chris Leeds is a Web enthusiast who has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Office FrontPage and then Expression Web for eight years. He is also the developer of a software product called ContentSeed (a Content Management System) with which users can create Web pages that can be edited and managed by using only a browser.
Experience learning made easy -- and quickly teach yourself how to create dynamic, standards-based Web sites. With Step by Step, you set the pace -- building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
Your Step by Step digital content includes:
Chris is also the author of a number of other books on Expression Web including:
Microsoft Expression Web 4 In Depth
Author: Jim Cheshire
I just received this book in the mail so will be offering a review of it shortly.
The ultimate guide to creating and managing websites using Microsoft Expression Web 4.
Jim is also the author of a number of other books on Expression Web including:
Microsoft Expression Web 4 LiveLessons (Video Training)
Author: Morten Rand-Hendriksen
While not an actual book, I included this video training series because it can be used along with Morten's book, Sams Teach Yourself Expression Web 4 in 24 Hours. I purchased the set of video tutorials when they were first offered for preorder. Once they arrived I set aside the time to watch the entire series.
You can read my review on my blog: Review: Expression Web 4 LiveLessons by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond
Author: Cheryl D. Wise
Cheryl Wise was a Microsoft MVP for Expression Web and MY CSS guru. Her book, Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond, was the first book I bought on Expression Web and her class, Introduction to Expression Web, was the first class I took on using this application. That was way back when EW first came out as version 1. Since that time, I have been honored to work with her as her teaching assistant for her Expression Web class.
I reviewed Foundations of Microsoft Expression Web: The Basics and Beyond back in May 2007.
Cheryl recently started her own Expression Web Forum where all from the newest newbie to the most experienced user are welcome to come and ask questions, answer questions, or avail themselves of the other resources available. Her by-expression blog has many tips, reviews, and comments about all things pertaining to Expression Web.
Basic Website Tutorial is a very popular video training tool that walks you through creating a website from images & a Word doc through a completed page layout and the creation of DWT for additional pages. Best of all it is free. She also offers a series of FREE Dynamic Web Templates that you can use as a starting point for designing your site.
Cheryl is also a frequent contributor on the Microsoft Expression Web forum in answering questions on Expression Web and CSS.