Create New Website in Expression Web

Now that you have Expression Web installed and have set up the program following the Setting Up Expression Web and Site Settings tutorials, you are ready to start working on your new web. If you have already created a website you can open it in Expression Web. Be sure you have a good backup just in case. Or you can create a new website and start from scratch.

NOTE: Screen shots may look different from what you see. I am running Expression Web on a computer with Windows Vista installed.

This tutorial will work with Expression Web 1.0 and 2.0. For creating a website using Expression Web 3.0 or 4.0, please see Create New Website in Expression Web 3.0 and 4.0

If the only copy of your website in on your server, follow the instructions below EXCEPT choose EMPTY WEB SITE rather than one page web site. Instructions for Publishing from your remote server.

Create a One Page Website

Step 1: Start Expression Web > File > New > Web Site

Screenshote File | New | Web Site.

Step 2: In the dialog box Choose General > One Page Web Site  
Under specify location of the new web site, place your cursor in the box and delete from the right end up to the slash after MY WEB SITES\ or you can browse to the location where you want the new web created.
Type in the name of your web. Use a hyphen rather than a underscore. I use the actual name of my website as the folder name. Example: expression-web-tutorials.com would be expression-web-tutorials.
Click OK.

Screenshot Create website.
Click on thumbnail for larger view.


Step 3: The new web will be created with one page named default.htm. I immediately rename it to index.html by right clicking on the file > Rename

Screenshot Menu Rename File.

Step 4: Use this for you new web. At the same time, I create a new folder for images.

Right Click > New > Folder > images

The default doctype used in Expression Web is <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

If you would like a starting point for designing your new website, please feel free to download and use one of these

Pat Geary.

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