From the Back Cover
To build effective and eye-catching database-driven web sites, you must first have a solid framework on which to run your web pages as well as a rich environment in order to create and program these web pages. Microsoft's ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Web Developer 2008 combine forces to provide you with the ultimate platform on which you can create dynamic and interactive web applications.
Popular Wrox author Imar Spaanjaars begins by demonstrating how to obtain and install Visual Web Developer. With each successive chapter, he introduces you to new technologies that build on knowledge gained from previous chapters. You'll learn that both ASP.NET 3.5 and Visual Web Developer now come with an extensive set of tools that will help you smoothly program your web applications. With the knowledge you gain from this book, you will be able to create feature-rich, database-driven, interactive web sites.
What you will learn from this book
Ways that ASP.NET Server controls allow you to create complex web sites with very little code
How to use the extensive set of CSS tools that help you design your web pages
How to program responsive and interactive web pages with either C# or Visual Basic®
How to work with databases to create rich, data-driven web pages
How you can easily create a centralized and maintainable site design
How to secure your web site, providing login functionality and role-based access to content
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who wants to build rich and interactive web sites that run on the Microsoft platform. No prior experience in web development is assumed.
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
About the Author
After working for a large corporation and doing some freelance work, he now works for Design IT (www.designit.nl), an IT company in the Netherlands specializing in Internet and intranet applications built with Microsoft technologies like ASP.NET 3.5. As a technical director and software designer, he’s responsible for designing and building medium- to large-scaled e-commerce web sites and portals.
He’s also the tech lead for Dynamicweb Nederland, the Dutch branch of the popular Danish Content Management System Dynamicweb (www.dynamicweb.nl).
Imar has written books on ASP.NET 2.0 and Macromedia Dreamweaver, all published under the Wrox brand. He is also one of the top contributors to the Wrox Community Forum at p2p.wrox.com, where he shares his knowledge with fellow programmers.