The detailed contents list is as follows:
Part I: Planning a Web Site.
Chapter 1: Getting Started.
Chapter 2: Creating a Web Site.
Chapter 3: Configuring a Membership Site.
Chapter 4: Creating Master Pages.
Part II: Building Your Web Site.
Chapter 5: Creating Web Pages.
Chapter 6: Designing with Styles.
Chapter 7: Working with ASP.NET Controls.
Chapter 8: Easy Site Navigation.
Part III: Personalization and Databases.
Chapter 9: Using Personalization.
Chapter 10: Using Themes.
Chapter 11: SQL Server Crash Course.
Chapter 12: Using Data in Web Pages.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 13: Ten Terms to Make You Look Smart.
Chapter 14: Ten Alternatives to Being Helpless.
Appendix: Publishing Your Site.
What’s on the CD-ROM?
You can view Chapter 1 of the book in PDF format by following this link to the Wiley web site. (I'm not totally convinced that this particular chapter is the best example of the strengths of the book. It does demonstrate the author's easy to follow style and lack of pretension, but I would have liked you to be able to see just how detailed and clear some of the more technical chapters are. )
In particular, you would have been able to judge how the author succeeded in the book's aims which the publishers list as follows:
Explains how to harness "drag-and-drop" tools that build on the popularity of ASP.NET, offering Web designers an easy introduction to the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Framework.
Shows novice Web developers step by step how to create powerful ASP.NET Web applications
Explains how to access databases through Data Source controls, design site navigation, build interactivity, and much more