In this hour, you learned how Expression Web 4 works and how you can customize
it to suit your needs. To some readers, this information might seem rudimentary or
even redundant. However, as you progress through the next 23 hours, you will see
that having a solid understanding of the program makes a world of difference when
you encounter new challenges. By knowing the basics, you’ll find it easier to under-
stand the more advanced issues. And because you’ll be spending a lot of time with
this program, it’s worth your time to get to know it properly first.
For convenience, this book uses the default workspace and panel layout. However,
now that you know how to customize them, feel free to organize their layout any
way you see fit.
Q. The Common toolbar looks a lot like the Formatting toolbar in Microsoft
Word. Does that mean that it works the same way?
A. Yes and no. The Common toolbar has many of the same functions as
Microsoft Word’s Formatting toolbar, but when you click a button on the
Common toolbar, a change happens through the addition or modification
of a snippet in the code or hypertext rather than in the text. (The program
refers to these code snippets as styles.) So yes, they look similar, but no,
what happens when you click a button is different.
Q. If I accidentally close a panel or a toolbar,will I be able to open it again?
A. All the panels are accessible from the Panels button on the main menu. If
you accidentally close a panel, you can always open it again from there.
Furthermore, you can always reset the original layout of the panels by
clicking Panels, Reset Workspace Layout. All the toolbars are accessible by
clicking View and selecting Toolbars.
The workshop has quiz questions to help you put to use what you just learned. If
you get stuck, the answers to the quiz questions are in the next section. But try to
answer the questions first. Otherwise, you’ll only be cheating yourself.