Why I Use Expression Web (And Why You Should Too)

As you can see from the sidebar of this blog, my main areas of expertise lie in WordPress and Expression Web. The truth of the matter is for me the two are intrinsically linked: I use Expression Web to make WordPress do my bidding. To that people often ask me “Why?”. “Why do you use [...]

Microsoft Expression Web 4 LiveLessons 50% off!

Limited time only, so be quick about it! My LiveLessons video series on Expression Web 4 is being sold straight from QUE at 50% off – so a ridiculous $20 for 5+ hours of training – right now. Just follow this link. The sale also includes a bunch of other great titles including Office 2007 [...]

Microsoft Expression Web 4 LiveLessons now available

This year I’ve been working on no less than three major publishing projects: An update of my book Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Expression Web 4 in 24 Hours, a video series called WordPress 3.0 Essential Training for Lynda.com and last but not least a Microsoft Expression Web 4 LiveLessons video series for Pearson and InformIT.com. [...]

Breaking the silence: What I’ve been doing over the summer

If you follow this site and my Tweets you will surely have noticed my relative silence over the summer. Well, there is a reason… more precicely 3 reasons. I’ve been colossally busy dealing with three major projects that as of now are either nearing completion or at a point where I can start focusing on [...]

Introducing Expression Studio 4 Web Professional

As I’m packing up for a rush trip to Norway to see my dad defending his doctor’s dissertation the Microsoft Expression team is hard at work in New York City presenting the new version of my favourite web development application Expression Web 4. Now packaged as Expression Studio 4 Web Professional and bundled with Expression [...]

Build a fancy author or profile box with Expression Web

A profile box is a great way of quikcly giving your visitors information about a person featured on your site. These boxes normally feature a quote or short biography followed by the person’s name, affiliation and maybe a photo and usually are just straight up blockquotes or something similar. In other words they are a [...]

Webcast: An Intimate and Enlightening View into Microsoft Expression Web 3

I’m doing a 1 hour live webcast with Microsoft Canada demonstrating advanced WordPress customization with Expression Web 3 on April 6th, and you are welcome to join. It will be an extended version of my MIX10 session with more demos and more time for questions. All you have to do to participate is register. Full [...]

MIX10 Proposal: I Reject Your Stylesheet and Substitute My Own

Ever since I was invited to attend Microsoft’s web design and development conference MIX in 2008 I’ve been itching to submit my own session proposal and get on the podium to share with other developers and designers my experiences working with Expression Web and WordPress. The plan was to submit a proposal for MIX09 but [...]

Expression Web 3 Service Pack 1 now available

Good news for everyone who has been looking for root-relative links in Expression Web 3: The new Service Pack 1 (SP1) now has this feature along with a host of other requested upgrades such as the return of optional Windows colours rather than the cool and stylish but dark user interface. New stuff Cut straight [...]