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  • I've been using Expression Web 2 to maintain a number of websites that I built.  I recently purchased a new PC with Windows 8 so I need to port over the sites to the new computer.  I see that Expression Web 4 supports Windows 8 but it is no longer supported by Microsoft.  Is there a replacement product?  Is there an alternative product that I can import my current websites into that replaces Expression Web?? I've talked to the Microsoft Store and their tech support folks with little help.



    Saturday, December 21, 2013 8:41 PM

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  • Don't worry about it. Unlike EW2, EW4 SP2a, the last, free version, fully supports HTML5 and CSS3. Given that their predecessor standards, HTML 4.xx and CSS 2.1 lasted more than a decade without change, I would say that EW4 has a lot of legs left before you need to worry about changing. You can do everything that you have been doing with EW2, and much more, given the added support for javascript/jQuery and PHP, and the streamlined UI, using the latest version. Just install the free version and go from there.

    You might also want to take a look at this recent thread which discusses this question.


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    Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:20 PM
  • Your best choice is EW4 - it is still available, free of charge (link below).

    The other choice could be Visual Web Developer (Express) edition - free.

    It is similar to Expression Web but with more focus on ASP .Net web application development. Your EW2 sites will work in it. It's not a replacement for EW, but has run in parallel with EW for many years.

    You still may not get support for these free products without paying the MS support fees but for general "how to" help, ask in forums such as this one, for Visual Studio:

    Andrew M

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    • Edited by AndrewOZ1 Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:02 PM
    Saturday, December 21, 2013 10:01 PM