Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has just been released and applies significant fixes and improvements to publishing, SuperPreview, file management, extensibility, and other areas of the programs. This service pack provides support for HTML 5, CSS3, and PHP 5.3 as well as the ability to visually diagnose user authenticated pages with SuperPreview.
What’s new in Expression Studio Web 4 SP1
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Knowledge Base article on Description of Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1
- Expression Web 4 SP1 provides complete support for HTML 5 in the Code Editor and significant support in Design View. IntelliSense in the code editor makes it easy to insert the new HTML5 tags into your markup. Block and inline elements are easily selectable in Design View, where they can be styled and adjusted.
- Expression Web 4 SP1 provides support for hundreds of new properties from the draft CSS3 specification. In addition to IntelliSense support, CSS3 is supported in the CSS Properties pane, as well as the New Style and Modify Style dialog boxes.
- Expression Web’s expanded PHP support now incorporates IntelliSense for the latest functions from PHP 5.3, as well as providing support for over 130 additional PHP modules (including many PEAR-related libraries). Function tooltips now offer information about the version in which a given function became supported by PHP. The Open As PHP feature allows any file (regardless of extension) to be treated as a PHP document by the program.
- It’s now easier to find and type extended HTML characters with Expression Web’s IntelliSense Character Entities. As soon as you type a “&,” you’ll get a list of the HTML character entities that filters as you continue to type.
- The Expression SuperPreview online service is a beta service that extends the capability of SuperPreview to include support for additional browsers and operating systems. Remote browsers include Chrome, IE8, IE9 and Safari 4 and 5 on Windows and Mac.
- Expression SuperPreview allows you to preview web content that requires user authentication. For example, if you want to preview an administration page for a blog site, you typically have to log on with administrative credentials. You can now enter logon credentials, browse to the page of interest and preview that page in multiple browsers through Expression SuperPreview.
- Internet Explorer 9 is now supported as a local browser for both SuperPreview and the Expression Web Snapshot feature, and Internet Explorer 8 is now built into these preview tools. If you have Internet Explorer 9 installed, you can view page renderings in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9. Additionally, Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 detects more browsers installed on your system (including Chrome, Safari and Opera) and automatically populates the Preview in Browser menu.
- Supported Operating Systems:Windows 7;Windows Vista;Windows XP Service Pack 3
- PC with 1 GHz or faster processor
- 1 GB of RAM or more
- 2 GB or more of available hard-disk space
- .NET Framework 4.0
- Silverlight 4.0
- Support for Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 graphics with Windows Vista Display Driver Model (WDDM) Driver, 128 MB of graphics RAM or more, Pixel Shader 3.0 in hardware, 32-bits per pixel
- DVD compatible drive
- 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor with 24-bit color
- Internet functionality requires Internet access (additional fees may apply)
- Some product features require FireFox 3.0 or later, Internet Explorer 8
To install this update, do one of the following:
- Visit Microsoft Update (recommended). Microsoft Update consolidates updates provided by Windows Update and Office Update into one location and enables you to choose automatic delivery and installation of high-priority updates.
- Download Service Pack 1. In the Install dialog box, click Run.