Master Pages are just one of the many new productivity features included with ASP.NET 2.0. The use of Master Pages allows your web application to easily maintain a consistent look and feel.
Before ASP.NET 2.0, the task of creating a consistent look and feel was often tedious and time consuming. This chapter first takes you through a quick tour of what it looks like to create a consistent look and feel in ASP.NET 1.1. After that, you will see an introduction to the basic concepts behind Master Pages.
By the end of the chapter you will be able to perform everything from simple Master Page tasks to some of the more advanced techniques that you can use in your own high-quality web applications.