Or someone wanting to see if they’d like Visual Studio or even ASP.NET? Here’s an easy way, and you can’t beat the price!

Check out Visual Web Developer Express, a free Visual Studio Web development environment for building and testing next generation standards-based Web applications and services.

Visual Web Developer Express offers

  • A rich editor that allows you to work with HTML and CSS in source view, design view or both using split-view
  • Powerful debugging support for ASP.NET, C#, VB as well as JavaScript
  • Support for application frameworks like ASP.NET MVC, AJAX, Silverlight and third party libraries like jQuery
  • Built-in support for FTP-based Web deployment and database deployment
  • Intellisense features such as syntax highlighting and auto-completion that help improve productivity
  • Ability to test your Web applications instantly with the integrated Web server or IIS

 

Learning Videos

To take this even further, Microsoft has created 16 videos to get you started so you can build serious web applications.  See the ASP.NET videos page, for the current list. Today, these include: