All of the different features used in both the standard “Web
Development” profile and the “Web Development (code optimized)” profile are
exposed via Visual Studio’s Tools->Options configuration dialog. This
means that you can start with any of the VS profiles (including the General, VB
and C# profiles) and turn on or off individual features to customize the IDE
layout and editing experience however you want it to be.
For example: below you can see the Tools->Options dialog
checkbox to enable or disable the HTML designer (which will configure whether
the Design/Split/Source tabs are shown at the bottom of each page):
This gives you the flexibility to customize your development
experience however you want and create a personalized tooling experience optimized
for you and your preferred way of doing development.
The two web development profiles that ship in the box
provide two good preconfigured starting points that we think offer a nice set
of defaults for a large set of the web developers out there. You can
easily choose to start with whichever one feels best to you, and optionally
configure them further however you want.