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    Microsoft Expression Web Designer the next Dreamweaver?

    According to informit:
    Look out, Dreamweaver. Consider Microsoft Expression Web Designer as Dreamweaver’s new rival....

    FrontPage is out of the race. Microsoft has gotten serious about targeting creative professionals including Web designers and user interface developers, with its Expression suite—consisting of Graphic Designer, Interactive Designer, and Web Designer.

    With Interactive Designer (previously known by its code name Sparkle), designers and developers build user interfaces for applications based on the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and extensible application markup language (XAML).

    What designers might not realize is that Microsoft finally drank the Kool-Aid. The Expression Web Designer application walks the Web standards walk. One caution: Web Designer currently only supports ASP.NET. Microsoft built the ASP.NET platform; it isn’t a surprise that Expression Web Designer was designed to support that platform. This is obviously a drawback for those designers who work with PHP, JSP, and other non-ASP.NET platforms, making it difficult for Microsoft to expand its reach beyond the ASP.NET users."

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    Re: Microsoft Expression Web Designer the next Dreamweaver?

    An older video (a year old) about it in case anyone wants to see more...

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=115387
    Pat Azzarello
    http://www.patazzarello.com

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    Re: Microsoft Expression Web Designer the next Dreamweaver?

    There is Mono / IronPython in the Linux world. Eventually will get a reasonable subset of the functionality.

    See

    http://www.blois.us/blog/

    There are already open source XAML compilers.

    Mark Underwood

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    Re: Microsoft Expression Web Designer the next Dreamweaver?

    Boy Gary - you are sure pimping Mico$oft .....

    Zune and Expression will both tank .... i'd bet the bank on it. Careful, methodical competition is one thing - but frantically chasing the competition's tail never works ....

    iPods = brand recognition .... something the 'Zune' will never attain.

    Dreamweaver = a defacto standard for prosumer web developers/designers. Also, a solid brand ... and a suite of other tools that will soon intertwine (i.e CS3).

    If Microsoft would focus on their clumsy OS - they could save face .... but no - Vista (AKA - XP with a new GUI).

    What a shame ....

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    Re: Microsoft Expression Web Designer the next Dreamweaver?

    Well, this is a Microsoft forum, or in your haste to criticise did you not notice this?

    D

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