Last post Dec 05, 2008 01:29 PM by email@example.com
Oct 20, 2008 01:44 PM|braalewi|LINK
I am about to start a CMS app for a client. I'm capable of building this from scratch and have built smaller, less robust CMS systems before. However this one will require more features and I wanted to pick up a book that would help me make decisions about
how to do things, which practices or techniques would be best when developing this. I've been doing ASP.NET for awhile but in no way consider myself "all-knowing", so I'm sure I could learn a thing or 2 from a book.
Anyone have a suggestion? I already searched but the forum, but the posts I found were really old, so I decided to ask the question again. Thanks in advance. Oh, also I plan on doing this in c#.
Oct 20, 2008 07:51 PM|jimminatel|LINK
I'd suggest you take a look at:
ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming Problem Design Solution. Marco Bellinaso uses his "TheBeerHouse" example to show how to build an n-tier website including CMS features (articl management, newsletters, etc) and it's done in C#. He discusses different options
you might consider for various design aspects, then shows the specific solution he thinks is best for the business need in the example.
Hope this helps.
Oct 22, 2008 10:48 PM|braalewi|LINK
Thanks. I found the Beerhouse starter kit, downloaded it and ran it. I don't think it will work for me. I want to build my CMS to be able to create new pages (either at the root or in a folder below the root) that have unique url's that the administrator
would type in when they are creating the page. I don't want to have to pass a id to the page to load the correct content. I would like the pages to be stand-alone. There may not be an easy way to do this. I haven't had much luck searching for this type of
Oct 28, 2008 03:48 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
Have you taken a look at
DotNetNuke? There are lots of books about it and a ton of resources, plus its open source so you can learn how its all done. There are also some CMS in the starter kits section like
My Web Pages Starter Kit.
Dec 05, 2008 01:29 PMemail@example.com|LINK
Might also look at Community Server (you're reading forums on it now...), or Umbraco. There are others as well.
As for unique stand-alone pages, that's not what a normal CMS would do. Kind of defeats the purpose.