About Me

Pat GearyExpression Web Tips is the sister site of Expression Web Tutorials & Templates. Expression Web is the successor to Microsoft FrontPage and the program I have been using as my web editor since it was first released as a beta program.

I am active on a number of mailing lists for Expression Web as well as FrontPage. I also remain involved with helping those who work in the genealogy community at Rootsweb on developing and maintaining their websites. To that end, I administer two mailing lists for the Rootsweb Community on Expression Web and FrontPage and own Genealogy Web Creations.

In April 2007 and 2008, I was honored by Microsoft as a MVP FrontPage. In April 2009, I was transferred to Expression Web MVP status.

The Microsoft MVP Award recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts representing technology’s best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. Worldwide, there are over 100 million participants in technical communities; of these participants, there are fewer than 4,000 active Microsoft MVPs.

In an interview with Tina Clarke, a fellow MVP and owner of Any Expression Designs, she asked: As a MVP you participate online and answer many questions on (FrontPage) Expression Web. What started you down this road and why? My answer then, and now:

Being an MVP was never part of my mindset. Designing websites for that matter was not something I really thought about. I started out designing a site to share my genealogy and found out I enjoyed the process. Then I volunteered to do a site for our church http://HUUweb.org/ and asked for a critique. As I learned how to do things and why, I started answering questions in the genealogy community. As I gained confidence, I started answering and participating more in the FrontPage and Expression Web mailing lists and forums. The best way of paying back what others have shared with me is to help others in this learning process.

In December 2012, Microsoft discontinued development of Expression Web and made it available as a free download. The MVP category for Expression Web was also retired and as each MVP came up for renewal the could choose to move and qualify for a different program or retire. I choose not to continue BUT will still provide assistance to those wanting to learn to use Expression Web as their web editing software.

Pat Geary, Microsoft MVP - Expression Web
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