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A resource for Expression Web Add-Ins, Snippets and Templates to replace the Expression Gallery which closed on March 7th 2013.
I've taken what may be the wrong step and used this 'resource' for all the downloads I previously had on the Expression Gallery. If this proves to be unworkable I'll create separate 'resource' pages for each add-in and snippet.
The following Add-Ins and Snippets are available.
Do you want to display a Twitter or RSS feed on your site? This V4 add-in lets you do that, with configurable display options.
The new entry on the Insert Menu launches a dialog to select the type of feed and then further dialogs allowing you to set the options.
It enables you to preview the feed before applying it to the page, so that the effect of displaying the various options can be seen.
It has the limitation that it will only add one feed per page, and one feed style per site, although both of these can be overcome with a few manual changes to the web page.
Any feedback you have and suggestions for improvements are welcomed.
If this is the first time you've installed an add-in, the following page will get you started.
Note: This add-in supercedes the TwitterFeed add-in.
!!Close All Add-In
Do you ever wantto close all the open files in Expression Web before you start on a new page? Whilst you can do so from the top Window menu, having a single-click solution feels more efficient.
This Add-In puts a new 'Close All' function on the Standard and Common toolbars that allows you to close all the open pages with one click and gives the normal 'Save' dialog for pages with unsaved changes. Simple but useful.
If this is the first time you've installed an add-in in Expression Web V4, this page will help you get started. http://www.ew-resource.co.uk/v4addins.aspx
!!Copyright Notice Add-In
Most web sites need a copyright notice. If the site is ASP.Net or PHP based, you can create this notice server-side and have the date automatically updated, but if it's an HTML site you may just have a static notice that needs updating every year. And how many sites do you see with an out-of-date notice? Lots of them!
A new entry is created in the "Insert" menu to use the add-in.
!!HTML5 Placeholder Add-In
Like other people I know I'm now using HTML5 for new projects. It generally degrades well in non-supporting browsers although new features will be lost. I recently needed to add a textbox watermark for a Username box tucked away in a corner of the page header (it had a label for accessibility but this was styled off the viewport). The HTML5 'placeholder' attribute was an obvious solution but this isn't supported by all browsers (inc IE9) and would be lost.
To solve this I used a JQuery 'shim' (or 'pollyfill': it hides the cracks) which gives support for 'placeholder' in all browers from IE6 and FF3.6 upwards.
It's included in this add-in, HTML5 Placeholder.
This is simple add-in which allows you to show and hide blocks of text. A typical use would be in a FAQ page where you show basic details with a clickable link to show more information.
Be aware that it needs to be used with COMPLETE paragraphs of text (or whole divs) and can't be used with selections within a paragraph.
The 'More' and 'Less' links are styled to show in green and red and the styles can be altered in the stylesheet to suit your own requirements.
It adds an icon to the standard tool bar and a Help entry in the Help Menu.
Mar 5 2013 at 3:01 PM
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