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Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression

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I am new to web design and programming and was wonder which of these
two would be better to invest my time to learn.

Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression.

I would like to make very complex and neat looking web sites. I plan I
doing a lot of reports and charts pulling data out of database.
Please let me know which way I should go. Also, what is the best code
for someone to invest time learning for complex web building?

Jul 17 '07 #1
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VWD is for programming web applications using ASP.NET. Expression Web is
less oriented to programming but is very standards oriented.
"jonny" <ne******@hotmail.comwrote in message
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>I am new to web design and programming and was wonder which of these
two would be better to invest my time to learn.

Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression.

I would like to make very complex and neat looking web sites. I plan I
doing a lot of reports and charts pulling data out of database.
Please let me know which way I should go. Also, what is the best code
for someone to invest time learning for complex web building?
Jul 17 '07 #2

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If you're planning on working with databases, you'll need more than
Expression, which I believe is more for static web development and/or
fleshing out html/css for use in web applications.

You'll need to learn ASP.NET and work with Visual Web Developer Express.
It's free, and it will be more than enough to get you started.
"Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
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VWD is for programming web applications using ASP.NET. Expression Web is
less oriented to programming but is very standards oriented.
"jonny" <ne******@hotmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m3g2000hsh.googlegro ups.com...
>>I am new to web design and programming and was wonder which of these
two would be better to invest my time to learn.

Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression.

I would like to make very complex and neat looking web sites. I plan I
doing a lot of reports and charts pulling data out of database.
Please let me know which way I should go. Also, what is the best code
for someone to invest time learning for complex web building?
Jul 17 '07 #3

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Go for VWD - from that to visual studio is a short step. Sounds to me like
you'll end up doing more coding that cosmetics and VWD is better suited. No
reason though not to learn both tools :)

--
--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
http://www.johntimney.com
http://www.johntimney.com/blog

"jonny" <ne******@hotmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m3g2000hsh.googlegro ups.com...
>I am new to web design and programming and was wonder which of these
two would be better to invest my time to learn.

Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression.

I would like to make very complex and neat looking web sites. I plan I
doing a lot of reports and charts pulling data out of database.
Please let me know which way I should go. Also, what is the best code
for someone to invest time learning for complex web building?

Jul 17 '07 #4

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In fact, a web application may be thought of as 2 different components, one
the application process and data, and the other the user interface (HTML web
pages). VWD is tailored for application development, while Expression Web is
tailored for user interface design. I use both. And Visual Studio 2008 is
slated to ship with Expression Web as the design interface for ASP.Net web
applications. The first beta of Visual Studio 2008 is now available. You can
download it fro free at
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP

Printing Components, Email Components,
FTP Client Classes, Enhanced Data Controls, much more.
DSI PrintManager, Miradyne Component Libraries:
http://www.miradyne.net

"John Timney (MVP)" <x_****@timney.eclipse.co.ukwrote in message
news:w-******************************@eclipse.net.uk...
Go for VWD - from that to visual studio is a short step. Sounds to me
like you'll end up doing more coding that cosmetics and VWD is better
suited. No reason though not to learn both tools :)

--
--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
http://www.johntimney.com
http://www.johntimney.com/blog

"jonny" <ne******@hotmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m3g2000hsh.googlegro ups.com...
>>I am new to web design and programming and was wonder which of these
two would be better to invest my time to learn.

Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression.

I would like to make very complex and neat looking web sites. I plan I
doing a lot of reports and charts pulling data out of database.
Please let me know which way I should go. Also, what is the best code
for someone to invest time learning for complex web building?


Jul 17 '07 #5

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On Jul 17, 5:44 am, "Kevin Spencer" <unclechut...@nothinks.comwrote:
In fact, a web application may be thought of as 2 different components, one
the application process and data, and the other the user interface (HTML web
pages). VWD is tailored for application development, while Expression Web is
tailored for user interface design. I use both. And Visual Studio 2008 is
slated to ship with Expression Web as the design interface for ASP.Net web
applications. The first beta of Visual Studio 2008 is now available. You can
download it fro free athttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP

Printing Components, Email Components,
FTP Client Classes, Enhanced Data Controls, much more.
DSI PrintManager, Miradyne Component Libraries:http://www.miradyne.net

"John Timney (MVP)" <x_j...@timney.eclipse.co.ukwrote in messagenews:w-******************************@eclipse.net.uk...
Go for VWD - from that to visual studio is a short step. Sounds to me
like you'll end up doing more coding that cosmetics and VWD is better
suited. No reason though not to learn both tools :)
--
--
Regards
John Timney (MVP)
http://www.johntimney.com
http://www.johntimney.com/blog
"jonny" <nelso...@hotmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@m3g2000hsh.googlegro ups.com...
>I am new to web design and programming and was wonder which of these
two would be better to invest my time to learn.
Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression.
I would like to make very complex and neat looking web sites. I plan I
doing a lot of reports and charts pulling data out of database.
Please let me know which way I should go. Also, what is the best code
for someone to invest time learning for complex web building?- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -
Thank you. Could you recommend a good Web Host Service that I can
start with and supports ASP.NET?

Jul 18 '07 #6

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I can't recommend one, no. But here's a directory on the Microsoft web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/serviceprov...?PromotionID=5

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP

Printing Components, Email Components,
FTP Client Classes, Enhanced Data Controls, much more.
DSI PrintManager, Miradyne Component Libraries:
http://www.miradyne.net

"jonny" <ne******@hotmail.comwrote in message
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On Jul 17, 5:44 am, "Kevin Spencer" <unclechut...@nothinks.comwrote:
>In fact, a web application may be thought of as 2 different components,
one
the application process and data, and the other the user interface (HTML
web
pages). VWD is tailored for application development, while Expression Web
is
tailored for user interface design. I use both. And Visual Studio 2008 is
slated to ship with Expression Web as the design interface for ASP.Net
web
applications. The first beta of Visual Studio 2008 is now available. You
can
download it fro free
athttp://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP

Printing Components, Email Components,
FTP Client Classes, Enhanced Data Controls, much more.
DSI PrintManager, Miradyne Component Libraries:http://www.miradyne.net

"John Timney (MVP)" <x_j...@timney.eclipse.co.ukwrote in
messagenews:w-******************************@eclipse.net.uk...
Go for VWD - from that to visual studio is a short step. Sounds to me
like you'll end up doing more coding that cosmetics and VWD is better
suited. No reason though not to learn both tools :)
--
--
Regards
John Timney (MVP)
http://www.johntimney.com
http://www.johntimney.com/blog
"jonny" <nelso...@hotmail.comwrote in message
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I am new to web design and programming and was wonder which of these
two would be better to invest my time to learn.
>Visual Web Developer 2005 vs. Microsoft Expression.
>I would like to make very complex and neat looking web sites. I plan I
doing a lot of reports and charts pulling data out of database.
>Please let me know which way I should go. Also, what is the best code
for someone to invest time learning for complex web building?- Hide
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- Show quoted text -

Thank you. Could you recommend a good Web Host Service that I can
start with and supports ASP.NET?

Jul 18 '07 #7

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