This book is intended to teach you how to use Visual InterDev to develop powerful applications for the Web. During this week, you will take a look at the features of Visual InterDev and discuss how it fits into the world of Internets and intranets. You also will be creating your first Visual InterDev project by the end of the week. You need to make sure that you have loaded Visual InterDev onto your PC so that you can take full advantage of the examples and instructions in this book.
Week 1 begins with a brief overview of the importance of the Internet, intranets, and the World Wide Web. You will get an introductory look at the features of Visual InterDev and how the tool fits into the big picture. I discuss design and development considerations you need to keep in mind when building your applications, including development and deployment platforms, browser features and extensions to HTML, and effective user interface design. You will be developing your first Visual InterDev project by mid-week and be exposed to some of the advanced features on the client machine, like multimedia and client-side script. The Workshops and Quizzes enable you to test your knowledge one chapter at a time. During this week, you will be introduced to the fundamentals that will provide the basis for learning more advanced features of Visual InterDev.