Expression Web 3 Service Pack 1 (SP1)


I got the update notice for Expression Web 3 and got a chance to play with it for a bit. Here are the changes.

Fixes

The Service Pack is primarily focused on bugs.

  • Fixes a problem in which multiple tasks are undone when you use the Undo feature.
  • Resolves a problem in which an invalid link is generated when you drag an image from the Folder List panel into the Code view of a page.
  • Enables you to select text in the Design view of a page more easily and more accurately.
  • Resolves a crashing issue caused by nonstandard or corrupted fonts that are installed on your computer.
  • Fixes a problem in which tags that begin with <?php are renamed after you rename a file.
  • Resolves a problem in which Japanese characters are altered.
  • Resolves a problem in which the source file is deleted after you copy a file from one instance of Expression Web 3 and then paste the file into another instance of Expression Web 3.
  • Restores the ability to drag files into a selected folder in the Folder List panel.
  • Enables connections to each destination without restarting the application when multiple publishing destinations are specified on the same FTP server and when only the user credentials are different for those destinations.
  • Fixes several problems in the workflow between Expression Web and Team Foundation Server.
  • Shows the correct file status in Publishing view after you publish a site.
  • Updates the file status and publishing log when you use the Publish Selected Files command to publish one or more files. Additionally, Expression Web 3 SP1 displays the publishing progress in the Publishing Status panel.
  • Provides several fixes that make sure that pages accurately display in SuperPreview.”

Changes to Color Scheme

You have an option to get rid of the ugly black interface (tiring) and switching to your standard Windows color scheme. This is a great improvement. To do this, you select Tools > Application Options > General tab. Then click the “Use your current Windows color scheme” checkbox.

Expression_ChangeColorScheme

Extensibility

Thanks to Jim Cheshire for commenting on Facebook. The other bit SP1 allows is the ability to add features to Expression Web 3 as add-ins. I have not seen this in action, nor have I seen an EW3 add in on the market yet, but this is a nice addition to the product.

Peace and Grace,
Greg

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