TechTalk Webcast: Building Web Sites Using WebMatrix - First Look At Orchard

In this half a day event Ken Casada presented two new entries within the Microsoft's Web Stack space: WebMatrix, a small, simple and best of all free tool for building web sites; and Orchard, a free Open Source CMS being developed by Microsoft that uses ASP.NET MVC.The first part of the TechTalk focus on WebMatrix […]

In this half a day event Ken Casada presented two new entries within the Microsoft's Web Stack space: WebMatrix, a small, simple and best of all free tool for building web sites; and Orchard, a free Open Source CMS being developed by Microsoft that uses ASP.NET MVC.

The first part of the TechTalk focus on WebMatrix and its components. During the talk you are walk through building a new web site from scratch using all those new components.

The second part, introduce you Orchard, a free, community-focused, open source CMS built on .NET and designed to meet the needs of developers, designers and end-users alike.

In this session you are shown how to use Orchard to build modern, professional web sites quickly and easily. Also explore ways to create a highly-customized look-and-feel for this site using Orchard's flexible theme and template system, including techniques for creating global-ready applications that support multiple languages. The screencast finish with a look at the available ecosystem of module and theme extensions that you can install to Orchard to extend its default behavior in new and interesting ways.

[tags]wed development,web developers,orchard,techtalk[/tags]