Supporting Web Standards With Microsoft

 

Oxite is an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs to big web sites

Today, my team has released Oxite. Oxite is an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs to big web sites. We are releasing this as our second edition of the Mix Online web magazine that focusses on web standards

Oxite began as a side project of Adam Kinney and Duncan Mackenzie and is a subset of the Channel 9 source code. When it was time to do a reboot of the Mix Online web site Duncan and his team created an experience where could release the source code (a popular customer request of Channel 9) that used ASP.NET MVC to have 100% control of the resultant HTML.  Yes Virgina, you too can support web standards with the Microsoft Web Platform.

We are hopeful that this lightweight sample allows folks to get rolling with ASP.NET MVC and understand the importance of web standards. To supplement the code we’ve also released two articles Molly Holzschlag talking through the ROI of Web Standards along with Nishant Kothary on Web Design from the Gut and finally Adam interviews Erik Porter and Nathan Heskew (our Dev Ninjas) about the code on Channel 9. If you are attending Web Design World this week, Nishant wil be giving a talk about the project in a talk tomorrow called A Website Named Desire.

So let us know what you think about Oxite. Play with the source code and help contribute to the project. We’re very interested to hear your feedback and see how this evolves. 

Enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Supporting Web Standards With Microsoft”

  1. The source code for Oxite is a thing of beauty! Particularly like the OxiteCancelDataItemEventArgs adding extensible events to Repositories and Localization out of the box. Great stuff. (And the clean markup as well, of course…)

  2. Thanks, Andy. We put a lot of thought into Oxite and while it’s still really early, hopefully this will be a great start for you and others. If you have any other feedback along the way feel free to send it to me (http://twitter.com/humancompiler or erik dot porter at microsoft dot com) or start a discussion on CodePlex. Thanks for checking it out! :)

  3. RE: Supporting Web Standards With Microsoft

    If you’re one of the many industry observers who’s wondered why Microsoft hasn’t created a decent blogging platform, stop wondering. The platform is out: it’s called Oxite, and the source code is available for download.

  4. How do you actually consume those Events that are raise by in the PostRepository wouldn’t that mean the repositories have to be singletons?

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