So Im really happy about Orchard. Even following and OSS project is new to me, but I'm really enjoying it because I'm learning so much. The orchard architecture is very well done.
I did want contribute for the first time and write a module, but I very fuzzy on the whole API. There is a brief architecture overview in the docs, but a little more on the API I think would really get more devs contributing modules.
I'd really like to request, charles or anyone else in charge to maybe ask the orchard guys to do a few videos (maybe a nice series) on Orchard API (maybe even theming, that would be )
I actually played around with Orchid via WebMatrix. Maybe WebMatrix helped, but it had to be one of the easiest CMSes to set up. Once you get in though, it's feels pretty incomplete. Doesn't seem to have many features. Oh and the menu editor is pretty nasty looking. Use some JS Grid control for that.
Anyway, it does feel like it could have potential.
I spent last saturday playing around with Orchard and reading the wiki after I noticed it was available from the WPI. It would be nice to have a talk going over some of the internals, not just the extension points (which I think are covered well enough on the wiki IMO).
Also took WebMatrix for a spin. It's a nice no-nonsense product. I'm also a bit interested in Orchard, its rationale and differentiation against other CMS's. Could be a nice solution for small projects.
Sounds like a C9 conversation is in order. C
Yea, incidently, I was just breaking my head a little last 2-3 weeks thinking, how do I have some kinda of dynamic-crazy CMS-ish thingy that will allow me to compose a blog, or events or pages like they're all the same component. I then kinda had a rough stupid plan in my head of using ModelFor and EditorFor and some MEF to create something like this.
I knew/heard about Orchard, but I rarely have the time to try betas (I usually work death-march-ish hours)
When it hit 1.0 I decided, ok, its safe to take a look now, and it was like they practically read my mind!!
I've just always hated all CMS's because it sometimes takes me longer to figure out how to do something in the CMS than do it myself, but Orchard was all goodness (and believe me I hate CMS's, WP,Drupal,DNN all of them! Sorry! =(
I think Orchard could be a great turning point in CMS's on the MS stack, there aren't many, and their written in web forms (eek!). I'm already look at porting/moving some of my clients websites into orchard.
Once major aspect to point out is also theming (CSS btw is like Chinese to me and my sister colour codes my clothes): So far I can only see from the docs how I would use CSS to play with existing themes, But I'm not clear on HOW you create/define zones, how they then play with layers?
The default theme has so many zones defined, I see them all only in the picture, but I can kinda grasp my head as to why so many are there, and sometimes If I junk some widget into some zone it doesn't show up (Maybe I'm doing something wrong)
Ugh, thats a lot of text, its still my 2c! Hope some orchard guys can find this?
ok this is really weird. I have 2 accounts on channel9 giddy linked to an ancient hotmail a/c and giddy2 linked to my newer gmail on windows live. But from the giddy2 a/c I just could not post anything on the forum?? I tried it in Chrome8, IE8 on Windows 7 x64? Is that account blocked or something?
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