C H A P T E R  9

Styling Content

Our focus has been on the key ASP.NET technology building blocks so far in this book. The examples we have created have allowed us to explore each essential feature in turn, but they all have one thing in common—they look terrible.

Users' expectations for the appearance and richness of a web application have increased sharply in recent years, and even the simplest web application is expected to have a minimum of gloss and sparkle. In this chapter, we will look at the features that ASP.NET provides to style content, ranging from applying a constant appearance to all of the pages in an application to providing rich user interactions.

It is easy to dismiss styling as needless chrome, but do so at your peril. Consistent ...

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