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Last post Oct 14, 2011 07:44 PM by HCamper

  • Quick Question

    Oct 11, 2011 08:47 PM|peter.f.zammetti|LINK

    A friend of mine directed me to Microsoft Expression Web forum online and I had a very bad experience there. I have been in IT for over 17 years and still don't understand why techs don't know how to talk respectfully with normal people. Maybe I'm different but anyway...I have used all web design software over 17 years (Dream weaver, FrontPage, Visual Studio, and such). My most used and favorite was FrontPage 2003 up till this last month. So instead of jumping on the how do I upgrade html to xhtml wagon I purchased the full version of Microsoft Expression Web 4 and with a newly formatted PC and no existing web software I installed it. Seemed to install well and starting from scratch wasn't hard with 2 pages. I even made my first .ASP page so I was delighted. The one question I had which started my whole problem on the other forum is a question which requires a yes or no answer. Does EW4 let you change hyperlinks color to the true blue #0000FF? Now before you all jump in and say yes the program has that option think about why I am asking of course I know the options there but when I click page properties/formatting/hyperlink color/visited hyperlink color then select it what I get looks like the true blue color but then when viewed client side it looks like the dulled blue color of a normal hyperlink. Ok lets rewind...if I do the same on another PC with FrontPage 2003 it saves and is viewed properly so I went into the code to see and noticed the line that is added in FrontPage when you do...[page properties/formatting/hyperlink color/visited hyperlink color]...is not added to the page when done in Expressions Web 4. So once again is it supposed to be done or not that’s really the only question I had no one needs to actually see the code or the page because there isn’t a problem with the code. It is that the software isn't putting it in. The question is "Is my EW4 software not working properly OR did they remove the option to add the color header to the xhtml page"?
  • Re: Quick Question

    Oct 13, 2011 02:15 AM|lextm|LINK

    Such questions do belong to Express forums, or you may post to Stackoverflow or something similar.

    Any style you define on your side, is not guaranteed to be in the same way in every web browser, so I am not sure if that can be a browser problem.

    Since you made the purchase recently, did you happen to check if you receive Microsoft support contract along with it. If you do have that you can open support cases to Microsoft via http://support.microsoft.com and ask the support professionals.


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  • Re: Quick Question

    Oct 13, 2011 02:39 AM|HCamper|LINK

    Hello Peter,

    Have you checked on the Expression Web 4 Version information and Service Pack Level ?

    Could you post the information to the Forum ?

    Since Expression Web 4 is offered for editing web pages and publishing web sites for IIS Servers.

    Given you have had bad experiences at other Forums.

    It would  seem  fair that the IIS Forum for Publishing can help in this exception and case.

    Having said the above do you have SkyDrive to store public screen captures from EW4

               so I and others can look at what is going on.

    I have Skydrive and will make public screen captures to help with seeing the differences.

    I hope the Forum Moderators will understand this discussion since you have paid for EW4 and

    need support from a Forum some where.

    Edit: thread http://forums.iis.net/t/1182300.aspx




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  • Re: Quick Question

    Oct 14, 2011 04:44 PM|sguttman|LINK

    Hi Peter-

    I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience on the Expression forum. Anyhow, to answer your question--back in the frontpage days, the standard way of setting link and visited link colors was to add attributes to the body tag that looked something like:

    <body vlink="#0000FF">

    This kind of syntax was deprecated in favor of CSS by the time Expression Web was introduced. When you set the visited link color in Expression Web, what should be generated is a style block that looks something like:


    a:visited {color:#0000FF}


    This should be in the head of your document. Typically, you'd move this to a style sheet, and then attach that stylesheet to all the documents in your site. Hope this helps.

  • Re: Quick Question

    Oct 14, 2011 07:44 PM|HCamper|LINK

    Hi @ sguttman,

    Thank you for helping with Peters questions.

    The Expression Web Resources for Frontpage Migration guide Word Format


    and this page http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd326841 .

    I can "Understand the Pains" of change as an "Expression Web 2 Full Product" early adopter.

    I now have "Expression Web 4 Full Product" for Web Sites learning more all the time.:D.

    I did find the Videos and Guides from the Microsoft  Download Center made the migration less pain-full.

    Edit: Expression Web 4 and FTP Publishing Robert McMurrays Blog

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/robert_mcmurray/archive/2010/07/29/ftp-clients-part-9-expression-web-4.aspx .

    Thanks again,




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