Sarah Sweeney wrote: [ snipped ] > > Can you recommend a good tutorial for VB.NET, ASP.NET and/or Visual > Studio .NET, preferably not written from an "I love Microsoft" perspective? I found that the sample sites that are available from MS were good examples. The Professional ASP.NET (or something like that) book from Wrox is also good. > What are the pros and cons of ASP.NET over classic ASP (in plain English)? Well, for one thing ASP.NET is a whole set of technologies, for which you can program in any of the .NET-enabled languages (there are more than what MS ships). > What are the pros and cons of developing in Visual Studio, rather than > using my usual (non-WYSIWYG) editor? The class browser and intellisense are great. Plus, if you do any enterprise-level development, it has great integration and testing options. If you just need a class browser and intellisense, I would suggest you download the free WebMatrix, which comes with its own .NET-enabled web server so you can test your work. > My (so far brief) intro to Visual Studio leads me to believe that it > probably outputs some really ugly HTML, as many WYSIWYG editors do - is > it as bad as I think, and are there ways to avoid/minimize the ugliness? As a general rule, I don't use WYSIWYG editors to generate code, especially those from MS; so I can't comment specifically on this part. However, if you use the text mode, things work out quite well. Its been a long time since I developed in VS.NET; so some of this stuff might be upgraded in the new versions of the software.