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Pass aspx pages to designer

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Ideally I would be able to give my aspx/ascx pages to a
designer which makes them nice and since I'm, using code-
behind he will not destroy my code.
But unfortunately he says that this format (aspx) is not
recognized by FrontPage - is there another tool that
designers like and allows to work directly on aspx
pages ?
Nov 18 '05 #1
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Hi Carlo Marchesoni,
Welcome to Microsoft Newsgroup Service. Based on your problem description,
you are looking for a IDE(except VS.NET) for developing ASP.NET web pages.
As for "Font Page", it is just for desiging static HTML pages, if you want
to design ASP.NET web page and don't want to use VS.NET, I may try the
"ASP.NET WEB METRIX" tool, its a free software which also provides
very good support for desiging the ASP.NET web application and could be
integried with IIS. You can get it at :
http://www.asp.net

Please have a look.
BTW,since the VS.NET will provide more strong functions and assistants on
designing ASP.NET web application, I recommend that you still use VS.NET
firstly. :-)
Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

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Nov 18 '05 #2

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Thank you for your reply.
Of course I go on using VS.NET. The problem is that I
have to give the aspx/ascx pages to an external designer
and this guys don't want to bother with IDE's, they use
more design-specific tools like Dreamweaver, Frontpage
etc.
I'm sure there is more poeple out there that have the
same problem, how do they solve this ?
-----Original Message-----
Hi Carlo Marchesoni,
Welcome to Microsoft Newsgroup Service. Based on your problem description,you are looking for a IDE(except VS.NET) for developing ASP.NET web pages.As for "Font Page", it is just for desiging static HTML pages, if you wantto design ASP.NET web page and don't want to use VS.NET, I may try the"ASP.NET WEB METRIX" tool, its a free software which also providesvery good support for desiging the ASP.NET web application and could beintegried with IIS. You can get it at :
http://www.asp.net

Please have a look.
BTW,since the VS.NET will provide more strong functions and assistants ondesigning ASP.NET web application, I recommend that you still use VS.NETfirstly. :-)
Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers norights.)
.

Nov 18 '05 #3

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In most cases, you can have the designer work in FrontPage or DreamWeaver.
When they are finished, it is your job to change the regular HTML controls
into ASP.NET server controls and hook up the data. It isn't very hard to
relate the HTML to its corresponding server-side control.
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Thank you for your reply.
Of course I go on using VS.NET. The problem is that I
have to give the aspx/ascx pages to an external designer
and this guys don't want to bother with IDE's, they use
more design-specific tools like Dreamweaver, Frontpage
etc.
I'm sure there is more poeple out there that have the
same problem, how do they solve this ?
-----Original Message-----
Hi Carlo Marchesoni,
Welcome to Microsoft Newsgroup Service. Based on your

problem description,
you are looking for a IDE(except VS.NET) for developing

ASP.NET web pages.
As for "Font Page", it is just for desiging static HTML

pages, if you want
to design ASP.NET web page and don't want to use VS.NET,

I may try the
"ASP.NET WEB METRIX" tool, its a free software which

also provides
very good support for desiging the ASP.NET web

application and could be
integried with IIS. You can get it at :
http://www.asp.net

Please have a look.
BTW,since the VS.NET will provide more strong functions

and assistants on
designing ASP.NET web application, I recommend that you

still use VS.NET
firstly. :-)
Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties,

and confers no
rights.)
.


Nov 18 '05 #4

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Hi Carlo Marcheson,

Thank you for the response. As for the problem you met with, I think Ken
Cox's suggestion is quite correct. As you mentioned, many web UI desinger
prefer some professinal UI deisigners such as Dreamweaver( I also like it
verymuch:)) , Frontpage, ........ They don't mention what is servercontrol
or other serverside features , they can generate the good UI using the
satic HTML elements. Then, the the rest task is for the programmer to
change some of the html elemets(html controls) to webserver controls and
add the serveside features(such as serverside event or data member
bindings....). So I think it's better that the UI designers don't care for
the programming details, just design the page as they used to like. And
after the paging designing complete, let the programer to add code logics
in IDEs. Of course, there must have some converting works on the static
html element to the serverside webcontrols. Maybe it is somewhat
uncomfotable, but that make the designing and the programming logic
separated from eachother, and it a good design pattern in web designing, do
you think so ?

If you have anything unclear, please feel free to let me know.
Merry Christmas!

Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers no
rights.)

Nov 18 '05 #5

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this helps, thank you
-----Original Message-----
Hi Carlo Marcheson,

Thank you for the response. As for the problem you met with, I think KenCox's suggestion is quite correct. As you mentioned, many web UI desingerprefer some professinal UI deisigners such as Dreamweaver ( I also like itverymuch:)) , Frontpage, ........ They don't mention what is servercontrolor other serverside features , they can generate the good UI using thesatic HTML elements. Then, the the rest task is for the programmer tochange some of the html elemets(html controls) to webserver controls andadd the serveside features(such as serverside event or data memberbindings....). So I think it's better that the UI designers don't care forthe programming details, just design the page as they used to like. Andafter the paging designing complete, let the programer to add code logicsin IDEs. Of course, there must have some converting works on the statichtml element to the serverside webcontrols. Maybe it is somewhatuncomfotable, but that make the designing and the programming logicseparated from eachother, and it a good design pattern in web designing, doyou think so ?

If you have anything unclear, please feel free to let me know.Merry Christmas!

Steven Cheng
Microsoft Online Support

Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
(This posting is provided "AS IS", with no warranties, and confers norights.)

.

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