Tools

I chose low cost tools to build this site. These are the low cost versions of the professional tools I use to build large enterprise level web sites with the exception of the CMS. When building enterprise sites for clients I normally use SDL Tridion CMS but thats out of my budget for this site. So I researched the market for a good .net CMS and chose Sitefinity.

Content Management

Sitefinity Community Edition 3.7 available on the Microsoft Web Platform Installer or download from http://www.sitefinity.com/download/SitefinityWPI_3_7sp1.zip

Sitefinty Installation Guide download pdf from http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/installation-guide.aspx

Sitefinity User Manual download from http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/user-manual.aspx

Sitefinity Tutorials on line at http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/video-tutorials.aspx

Sitefinity Webinars on line at http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/webinars.aspx

Sitefinity Knowledgebase at http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/kb.aspx

Sitefinity Devloper Network at http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet.aspx

Sitefinitywatch comunity site at http://www.sitefinitywatch.com/blog.aspx 

Development

Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express http://www.microsoft.com/express/downloads/#2010-Visual-Web-Developer

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager 7.5

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008 http://www.microsoft.com/express/downloads/#

FileZilla 3.3.2.1 http://filezilla-project.org/download.php

Notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Testing

W3C xhtml Validation Service http://validator.w3.org/

W3C css validation Service http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

UITest Web Development Tools http://uitest.com/

Microsoft Fiddler http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/version.asp

YSlow http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/

Browsers

Internet Explorer 8 http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/internet-explorer/browse-with-confidence.aspx

Firefox http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/

Safari http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Google Chrome http://www.google.com/chrome/

Opera http://www.opera.com/download/


Created: Monday 24th May 2010 4:12 PM
Last Modified: Monday 28th June 2010 12:14 PM LinkedIn link: View Chris Mills' profile on LinkedIn
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