Expression Web is a full-featured, professional-quality tool for designing, developing, and publishing compelling, feature-rich websites that conform to web standards.
Design websites to today’s standards with minimal effort by taking advantage of Web Designer’s extensive support for XHTML.
Full schema support
Select the scheme you want, Web Designer will code it, and the compatibility checker will highlight non-compliant custom code.
Validation of real-time standards
Get instant feedback on violations of standards so that instant corrections can be made during the design process, whether in Design or Code view Eliminates time-consuming corrections later in the design.
Use the built-in accessibility checker to ensure that websites fully comply with accessibility standards for reading by screen readers and that they support WCAG and Section 508 standards.
Professional design interface
Design high-quality websites and applications with a state-of-the-art, professional toolset and design interface that combines performance with ease of use and allows direct editing of margins and padding throughout the document.
High quality CSS rendering engine
Create a faithful representation of the appearance of the final browser-rendered page with a powerful CSS rendering engine that enables design decisions to be made with confidence
Standard or quirks rendering
Render pages in Standard or Quirks mode, depending on the Doctype setting of the page, for maximum browser compatibility.
Site and page templates
Improve initial design productivity by starting with professionally designed templates that are fully XHTML and CSS compliant
Tag property grid
Get and set all valid properties for a selected day. Access all the power of the HTML language through a palette.
Smart CSS styling
Focus on the design process and let Expression Web Designer handle the creation of CSS styles to avoid repetitively styling your website.
Drag and drop style management
Try designs with local in-page CSS styles, then simply drag and drop styles to a central repository.
Smart style renaming
Rename styles instantly without finding them and replacing them with locally stored site metadata that records all style usage.
In the results pane, view detailed reports on how the CSS style is used across websites to effectively manage the delivery of consistently designed pages.
CSS design time settings
Specify how exactly CSS code is generated in an application so you have complete control over the code generation by Expression Web Designer.
Custom views of XML data
Design custom industry-standard views of XML data using powerful drag-and-drop tools for quick visualizations that conform to CSS site design.
XSL Transformation Support (XSLT)
Present data using XSLT and support editing views of live XML data to give designers the flexibility to present XML data the way they want.
Powerful data manipulation
Refine the raw data displayed on the page with tools for sorting, filtering, and applying condition formatting.
Retrieve and present XML data from live RSS feeds on your website, designed to match the look and feel of the website.
Create and edit ASP.NET pages
Create, edit, and deliver web pages with full support for the newly released ASP.NET 2.0 standard. Harness the power of ASP.NET with drag and drop controls.
Keep your site looking correct by using server-rendered ASP.NET master pages to speed the design process and allow easy changes across the site. Nested master pages enable complex designs to be managed.
Access ASP.NET controls and properties with the same performance as Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, but rendered in the Web Designer design surface.
ASP.NET Development Server
Preview ASP.NET pages locally without the need for a full web server with the ASP.NET development server so that design decisions can be made with full reference to the page data.
No code data binding
Use a drag-and-drop surface that accesses the power of ASP.NET with no coding requirements to visually bind data sources to controls on the design surface.