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Last post Jul 28, 2011 07:16 PM by Sequella
Jul 26, 2011 11:07 PM|LINK
I have a customer who wants a VERY small eBay like site (he uses the term eBay, but in reality it's a fairly simple site where he can sell various categories of products to people). It's also needing to be a standard web site that has information pages,
comments section, blog, news, etc...
I've seen MVC examples (some great ones, actually), and looked at how it would tie in with my desire to use jQuery and make the site feel more modern.
My background is using ASP.Net WebForms, and have created several modest sites with it; however, I like the MVC approach. I've seen lots of examples of MVC where the main focus of every page is a specific list of titles, or add/edit functionality on pages
(for example, a music site that shows a specific list of music with some filtering options, and buttons for creating and editing the list of movies). What I haven't seen is a full fledged site example where the pages have multiple lists of items, or other
dynamic sections of content on the pages.
I guess the bottom line is, and I assume that the answer to the question is "yes": is MVC fully up to the task of being able to create a full fledged web site like I would in WebForms? Or is it better to use a combination of webforms and MVC?
Thanks for any insight.
Jul 27, 2011 03:14 AM|LINK
If you know better Webforms, do not start a big project in MVC.
For MVC examples , you can try Orchard /MVC Music Store / any other example from http://www.asp.net/mvc/
is MVC fully up to the task of being able to create a full fledged web site like I would in WebForms?
Yes. However, you should master MVC ...
Or is it better to use a combination of webforms and MVC?
No. There are many problems to do that( routes , ViewState ...) and you hard get help here for this combination
Jul 28, 2011 07:16 PM|LINK
I appreciate your reply. Thanks for the feedback, and the information on mixing webforms and MVC... Sounds like the best course of action is to NOT undertake a big project while trying to learn MVC at the same time