It looks like ASP.NET MVC is gaining a great momentum which could bring more exposure to my free ASP.NET MVC CMS. I have been keeping an eye on the competition ASP.NET CMS to see if there is anything out there that is going the same direction as my product, and here is a list of the current landscape with some comments how I think these products compare to what I am trying to accomplish.
Again, let me restate my goal: I wan to have a small light yet powerful CMS using the latest ASP.NET technology that would be a great ASP.NET alternative to Wordpress.
Here is the list and my comments about each products:
- Kentico CMS for ASP.NET
very complex, not really free, and in ASP.NET MVC, so from my perspective using outdated technology
- Telerik Sitefinity
big fancy product in the spirit of Telerik, not free, not MVC, not simple
the good news: it's free and open source, otherwise an overkill for a blog site
looks outdated and complicated
the other side of the spectrum: very complex and not free
- N2 Open Source ASP.NET CMS
the sample page looks like a spam site, so I guess the developer decided just to make some adsence money of his code
looks OK but since it's not in MVC I would call it an outdated technology...
this is definitely a mature product, however would be a total overkill for a small website, and is not free either. This is the other side of the spectrum that my CMS is trying to target: simple websites, and blogs.
does not look like a finished product, more like a sandbox code
- Graffiti CMS
this one is probably to closest to what I am trying to do, has the simplicity, and decent UI, however does not run on ASP.NET MVC so I would call it outdated.