Chris Leeds is the author of the newly published book, Microsoft Expression Web 4 Step by Step (Step By Step (Microsoft)) He also offers a companion website for the book on which he has posted a series of FREE videos Expression Web 4 Step by Step Video. I have only watched the first three chapters so far but my first impression is very positive. Some of the chapters are for more advanced users but are well worth watching.
NOTE: The videos do require Silverlight to be installed. I have tested this in the five browsers installed on my computer – IE8, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, and Safari for Windows and it plays fine.
Chris says of the video series:
This video series is an informal collection of tips, tricks, and techniques based on the chapter exercises in Expression Web 4 Step by Step. While the videos are presented on a chapter by chapter basis, they’re not a formal video training course. I’d like feedback on the videos from readers/viewers because I would like to create a formal video training course based on reader recommendations.
The Expression Web 4 Step by Step Videos series includes the following:
- Introduction – About the video series. Time: about 2 minutes
- Chapter 1 – Understanding How Expression Web Works. Time: about 16 minutes
- Chapter 2 – Capitalizing on Expression Web 4 Functionality. Time: about 16 minutes
- Chapter 3 – Capitalizing on the Template Options in Expression Web 4. Time: about 13 minutes
- Chapter 4 – It’s All About Content. Time: about 22 minutes
- Chapter 5 – Understanding Validity and Accessibility. Time: about 8 minutes
- Chapter 6 – Create a Web Site from Scratch. Time: about 37 minutes
- Chapter 7 – Adding Client-Side Functionality. Time: about 20 minutes
- Chapter 8 – Adding Functionality with JQuery and PHP. Time: about 10 minutes
- Chapter 9 – Adding Functionality with ASP.NET and AJAX. Time: about 18 minutes
- Chapter 10 – Managing and Publishing your work. Time: about 16 minutes
So head on over to Expression Web 4 Step by Step Videos and watch the video series. Make sure to bookmark the site so you can refer to it again and again.
About the Author
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.
Chris was a technical reviewer for FrontPage 2003 (The Missing Manual), the author of Microsoft Expression Web Step by Step, Microsoft Expression Web 2 Step by Step (the previous version of this book), co-author for Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Step by Step, has developed several tutorials about FrontPage, and hopes to continue helping the user community through the Web site www.ExpressionWebStepByStep.com, from which he’ll try to answer questions regarding the book and Microsoft Expression products.