• About the Orchard Project

    Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused Content Management System built on the ASP.NET MVC platform.

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Recent Posts and Articles

  • Module Name Class On The Html Tag

    Proper styling often takes up a big piece of development time, when we're hunting pixels for hours, so that even users looking at the website through a refrigerator's built-in console running some exotic fork of Windows CE can experience the same as an IE 6 user. Just kidding, it's worse than that. Anyway, there is a nice feature in Orchard that could help targeting elements of the layout: automatic classes on the html tag.

  • Video Series: Creating An Orchard Theme

    In this video I layout where I am going and the videos that it will take to get there. I hope to not get into the "weeds" of Orchard so much as show the relationships between objects and "welded" on parts as we go along.

  • Vote Is Open For One Seat On The Steering Committee

    Please meet the candidates and vote here: http://orchard.codeplex.com/discussions/361186

  • Creating Orchard Themes And Modules In WebMatrix 2

    Microsoft recently released WebMatrix 2 RC which has numerous new features including code completion / intellisense. As an Orchard CMS Developer, I am excited about intellisense in WebMatrix to help with creating Orchard Themes and Modules. Although the release candidate does offer some code completion to make it easier to develop custom Orchard Themes and Modules in WebMatrix, the development experience is rather spotty at the moment.

  • Mobile Development With Firefox 15 And Responsive Mode

    Firefox is releasing really cool CSS features in Firefox 15. One of the features, Responsive Mode, can be appreciated by mobile developers building responsive websites for smartphones, tablets, and desktops. Responsive mode allows mobile web developers to view the various media query layouts without resizing the actual browser window.

  • Download Modules And Themes Via WebMatrix 2 NuGet Gallery

    Microsoft had several important announcements this past week. The main announcements was the new and improved Windows Azure and its support for Web Sites. As an FYI, I created a quick tutorial on Installing Orchard CMS as an Azure Web Site. Another announcement was the release of WebMatrix 2 RC, which includes a lot of neat features including node.js support; HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, C#, and jQuery Code Completion; iPhone and Windows Phone Emulators, etc. I'll talk about those WebMatrix 2 features another time. Right now I wanted to mention the ability to download and install Orchard Modules and Themes via the WebMatrix 2 NuGet Gallery support!

  • Installing Orchard CMS As An Azure Web Site

    Microsoft unveiled some really cool features for Windows Azure today, and one of them is the new Web Sites Feature allowing you to start small and create up to 10 free websites in a shared environment on Azure with the ability to painlessly scale each website to a reserved capacity later. In addition to creating websites from scratch, Azure has an option to install selected applications from its gallery. As it so happens, Orchard CMS is in the Azure App Gallery and can be installed in minutes, complete with full support for downloading modules and themes from the Orchard Gallery and easy management from WebMatrix. Here are the highlights for installing Orchard CMS on Windows Azure and setting up WebMatrix with Web Deploy.

  • Digicommentary on Orchard

    The term ‘Web 2.0’ first appeared around the turn of the century when websites started to become more than just simple pages with text and a few images. It was the start of the interactive web; when social networks, blogs, online auctions and all kinds of e-commerce websites, that are now key to everyday life, were born.

    After the release of StoryServer, which is widely known as the first web content management system (CMS), the popularity of the web was boosted even further. These days, just about anyone with minimal computer and web knowledge is able to put together a basic website with rich content and dynamic user interaction without too much hassle.

    One of the modern CMSs we use at Digicon is Orchard. It’s an open source, community focused project aimed at delivering high quality and reusable modules that is based on Microsoft’s ASP.Net MVC 3 framework. It not only provides a user friendly content administration interface, but also assists developers in the delivery of high quality, well tested software products.

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