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    GUI design with ASP.NET

    Is there any resource out there , where one can learn how to properly design user interfaces with ASP.NET controls on Visual Studio ?
    I have tried on my own by adding <asp:Table/> to form and then trying to accomodate panels within <asp:TableCell/> controls but that isn't quite going the way I imagined it would.
    This may not be the right way to design UIs, but I don't know any better for now.
    Does anyone one know any resource with information on this ?

    Thanks,

    G.

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    Re: GUI design with ASP.NET

    Google "css web design"
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: GUI design with ASP.NET

    Quote Originally Posted by sapator View Post
    Google "css web design"
    Thank you for your response.
    Your suggestion brings up resources for generic web development.
    What I need though, is something orientated towards web development using ASP.NET controls, i.e. how to organize ASP.NET controls within an aspx page so I can create powerful GUIs.

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    ahhh young grasshopper, one must learn to crawl before one can run a NYC Marathon...

    There isn't any difference between "generic web development" and ASP.NET development... you're just dealing with additional tags from a new namespace, that is all. you build your page, using your blocks and divs and other containers just like you would anything else, then start applying CSS elements to move, shape and colorize your elements.

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    Re: GUI design with ASP.NET

    techgnome - LOL...so true.

    Have you also tried using traditional HTML code in your ASPX pages? I would use a regular html table versus the ASP:Table. I would also use <div> tags in my pages accompanied by CSS.

    A little digging will get you where you need to be. Maybe research some templates using google?

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    Re: GUI design with ASP.NET

    Quote Originally Posted by Tealmad View Post
    techgnome - LOL...so true.

    Have you also tried using traditional HTML code in your ASPX pages? I would use a regular html table versus the ASP:Table. I would also use <div> tags in my pages accompanied by CSS.

    A little digging will get you where you need to be. Maybe research some templates using google?

    Hope this helps.
    Hi,

    So what is the advantage of HTML tables over ASP Tables ?

    Thanks,

    G.

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    Re: GUI design with ASP.NET

    I personally abandoned asp.net ui's and started managing the DOM myself with jQuery - a much richer UI is possible.

    Handling the browser DOM events locally with javascript is so much easier and logically clear.

    Having ASP.Net bundle up the dom events and pass them back to the server as server events - what a nightmare. And translated into a WINFORMS EVENT MODEL just because they must have thought I could only think in terms of one model - but then not have the events fire in the same WINFORM order...

    Now every dom event is passed to an asp.net web method that handles the backend logic. I have direct control over what gets passed back to the web method (no bloat) and direct control over what gets returned (no bloat).

    All that partial postback stuff - gone.

    What level of UI control are you looking for?

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    Re: GUI design with ASP.NET

    Quote Originally Posted by techgnome View Post
    ahhh young grasshopper, one must learn to crawl before one can run a NYC Marathon...

    There isn't any difference between "generic web development" and ASP.NET development... you're just dealing with additional tags from a new namespace, that is all. you build your page, using your blocks and divs and other containers just like you would anything else, then start applying CSS elements to move, shape and colorize your elements.

    -tg
    Hi,

    So you are saying one creates the web site as per usual and then inserts rich controls such as Gridviews, Listviews etc inside the generic HTML containers ?

    Thanks,

    G.

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