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Originally Posted by msyed500 View Post
Thank you for the quick response, and can anyone answer the following questions assuming I am not a student, and thus, cannot get Visual Studio Pro 2008 for free:

Can I make .net 2.0 web pages with VWD 2008?
Is the new VWD 2008 better than the latest Microsoft Expression (I need an IDE that supports HTML/CSS, ASP.NET 2.0+, PHP, AJAX, XHTML, XML, and Database Explorer)
What is the current Industry Standard IDE for Web Development? (Visual Studio Pro, Dreamweaver, etc..)

Thank you very much!
  1. Yes.
  2. I use both. They work really well together. Expression is great for UI development. VS 2008 does incorporate a lot of the Expression Web functionality, though I still think Expression is a bit slicker for that. And then VS for the server-side coding.
  3. On the MS stack, I would say VS / Expression Web. For web development on other platforms, DW is still right up there.
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