Am I the only one who didn’t know this existed? It’s like a HomeSite clone, but I wonder if it works any better than the classic HTML editor from yesteryear (which hasn’t improved a bit since it left Nick’s hands).
Visual Web Developer provides a powerful WYSIWYG visual design surface to create your Web applications and includes all of the common formatting controls such as font selection, font sizes, font formatting, bullets and numbering, and more.
But here’s what impresses me the most. We’ll see if it actually lives up to its hype, though:
You write HTML the way you want it to look. Visual Web Developer leaves it that way. Period. Your white space, indentation, casing, word wrapping, and carriage returns are retained throughout development. When you write your HTML code and then switch to design mode, rest assured that it will remain as you wrote it.
In many ways, I wish TopStyle would evolve to the point where HomeSite once stood. I’m gonna give Visual Web Developer Express Edtion a shot, if only because they have a tutorial on Microsoft for Displaying Your iTunes Library. I don’t use iTunes, but it’s impressive that someone at Microsoft recognizes the fact that Apple’s iTunes pwns the market.