Ease of Use
In terms of simplicity, Visual Web Developer deserves some praise, yet some criticism too.
When you first start the program, you will be presented with the start screen. A simple layout encompasses the entire program. A traditional menu sits at the top, with two side panels, by default, on the right side of the program. On the start screen, there are various options you can select to get started.
One of the more noteworthy options though is the “Learn" option. This definitely contributes to a higher score for ease of use, as there are various tools and resources found within this option to help you learn and efficiently build web applications.
Included in this option are tutorials, which guide you through creating some of the popular applications such as:
- Visual #C
- Visual Basic
- .NET Frame Work
Additionally, there is a section where you can participate in the forums of the program. This allows you to ask questions and get direct responses to assist you with your difficulties. Another option in the Learn section is the Developer Center.
This further provides you with resources like videos, blogs, tutorials, and samples to assist you. Lastly, an extensive community provides you with peer-to-peer support where you can post your applications for others to test, test other individuals’ applications, and participated in Open Source Projects.
In terms of negative aspects, the layout of the program can be quite confusing at first; and will surely turn away some beginners.