What is an Expression Web Community Toolbar?
The Expression Web Community Toolbar is a tool which makes it very easy to access all important Expression Web related links and resources. This toolbar is created by fellow MVPs Tina Clarke and Pat Geary and is free for download.
The toolbar includes all of the Expression Web versions 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as these Expression applications;
- Expression Design
- Expression Blend
- Expression Encoder
The toolbar has different categories in which chosen Expression Web sites (sites that provide you with quality information about Expression Web) are grouped and organized into:
- Expression Web links
- Expression Web Blogs
- Expression Web Tweets
- Web Design Links
Each of these sections will expand to show sub-categories and links within them.
What is included in the Expression Web Community Toolbar?
Expression Web Links:
Expression Web Blogs:
Expression Web Tweets:
Tweets from the Twitter id expressionweb where 3rd party links to tutorials are posted and you might find them helpful.
Web Design Resource Links:
help you with Web Design in general.
It also includes links for Contests, Giveaways and special offers for Expression Web 3.0 and 4.0. If you want to know what Expression Web Communities, Webcasts and Live Events might be available? Those are included too.
NOTE: A ticker will display latest breaking news or special offers.
There are some additional options on the toolbar which will allow you to add other applications to the toolbar. Click on the black arrow next to Expression Web and choose ‘Toolbar options’. Then choose ‘Useful Components’ tab. Check the applications you’d like to show on toolbar and click OK.
How will the toolbar benefit me?
What do you do when you need information or tutorials about Expression Web? You either search them on various search engines or scan your bookmarks for any sites you visited earlier and have bookmarked them. What if you have not bookmarked them? Then you will have to spend good amount of time in searching for the resources. Here the toolbar would come to your rescue.
What could be more convenient than having everything in one place so everyone can freely access latest news, articles and tutorials. The Expression Web Community toolbar is updated regularly with the latest tutorials, links, news, updates. Look for “NEW LINKS – LOOK HERE FIRST” with a date for the newest offerings.
How do I download and install this toolbar?
You can download the toolbar over here.
Then run the executable file, follow the wizard and the toolbar would get installed on your default browser (that’s what it did on my Windows 7 machine).
Can I also add a resource to the toolbar?
Of course you can. Read more about the Expression Web Community Toolbar.
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About the Author: Minal is a freelance web and graphics designer. She specializes in designing Logos, Stationery, Graphics and Icons as well as website templates using graphical tools like Photoshop, Illustrator and Expression Web. Twitter @saffronstroke