There are several ways to create data views in SharePoint Designer.
No matter which technique you use to create a data view, there are many tools at your disposal to customize the view to meet your needs.
SharePoint Designer has an XPath editor that makes generating custom XPath expressions very simple.
With SharePoint Designer, you can create cross-page Web Part connections to build multiple-page Web applications.
List views can be converted into data views to enable rich customization and conditional formatting.