If you’re working on an intranet site, the publishing process is similar, except
that only people with a password to access the intranet can view your site.
An intranetis an internal company network based on the same type of tech-
nology as the Internet, with access restricted to people within that company.
Intranet sites generally contain information useful to company insiders, such
as policies, collaborative tools, and department announcements.
Many people gain access to a host Web server by signing up for an account
with an Internet service provider (or ISP) that makes Web server space avail-
able to its users. Others use a Web server maintained by their workplaces or
schools. Another option is to sign up with one of the many hosting compa-
nies that offer server space for free.
Starting Expression Web
for the First Time
The first time you start Expression Web, you need to jump through a few
basic setup hoops before you can get down to building your site.
To get started, on the Windows taskbar, choose Start➪All Programs➪
Microsoft Expression➪Microsoft Expression Web. Expression Web opens.
What happens next varies. Here are some dialog boxes you may encounter
and instructions for how to handle them:
A dialog box may prompt you to enter your name and initials. Expression
Web uses these details to identify the Web sites and pages you create
and modify. If necessary, in the Name and Initials text boxes, enter your
name and initials, and click OK.
A message box prompts you to make Expression Web the default Web
page editor for HTML documents, which is another way of saying
“Expression Web wants to become the go-to program whenever you
want to create or update a Web page. Okay?” If you want to make
Expression Web your default HTML editor (and we suggest that you do),
click the Yes button.
If you click No, this message continues to pester you each time you
launch Expression Web unless you turn it off by deselecting the Always
Perform This Check When Starting Expression Web option.
The Privacy Options dialog box appears, prompting you to select options
for tracking how Expression Web performs on your system and reporting
information back to Microsoft. We suggest that you select both options.
The Expression Web development team uses this information to make
future versions of Expression Web better.
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