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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET MVC by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 5. Inside Views

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs

The rave reviews that ASP.NET MVC has received from the development community since its first appearance in October 2007 convinced many developers to give it at least a quick try. When one approaches ASP.NET MVC without the strong commitment that derives from an impending project or deadline, there's one particular aspect of it that the newcomer often has difficulty making sense of—the generation of the HTML for the browser.

In ASP.NET Web Forms, you don't even think of an action—you think of pages. And you tend to map to a page any functional needs your application might have. As a Web Forms developer, you see the implementation of ...

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