What you will learn in this chapter:
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You have been doing bits and pieces of work for the sample application, plugging in some information here, some there. In this chapter, you start pulling this all together and unifying the look and feel of the website. You do this by creating a simple, single look and feel that you then ensure all pages will follow. This look and feel includes consistent styling, menus, footers, and the consistent display of information—all of which users expect in a website.
In future chapters you will be plugging in more functionality. In this chapter, you are building the shell of the application, the foundation on which all the rest of the items going forward will be built. You will also get an introduction on how to separate much of the design of the page from the functionality of the page by allowing the common areas to be managed independently ...