Wow, SitePoint’s coverage of ASP.NET is really paying off, in email for me the columnist! Requests, advice, information…it’ll take a while to get back to everyone, but here’s the most common question I’m asked at the present time (paraphrased of course ;):

“Are there any free web solutions like the PHP community enjoys?”

And, of course, the answer is yes.

Check out Microsoft’s Starter Kits for ASP.NET. You’ll find fully featured portals, project tracking apps, commerce applications and more besides.

While you’re there, why not check out the Controls section of the site. Server controls let you drag and drop pre-built functionality onto your pages. Just drop a forum, or drop a stock ticker. It’s simplicity itself.

Philip is a Computer Science PhD student at Liverpool John Moores University. He's still not mastered guitar tabs, never finished Mario, and needs a haircut. He discusses life at

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