Developing a personal blog with MVC 4 from scratch RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to develop a personal blogging website using ASP.NET MVC 4.

    I know that I could be using wordpress/joomla/orchard/umbraco/funnelweb etc etc. instead of reinventing the wheel but I really wish to try it out myself.

    I do not want my website to look like some beatle-aged archaic remain. I see plugins like Akismet/Prettify/Markdown/nrelate that add amazing functionalities to your blog. But I am not really sure if I would be able to use any of these in my custom application as most of them are PHP based. I want to stick under the Microsoft roof and implement technologies like HTML5, CSS3 Silverlight5 and WCF 4.0 alongwith ASP.NET MVC 4. (Atleast thats what I plan to do)

    I understand that I need to develop a scalable database design to begin with which could accomodate newer functionalities in the future. Additionally, the exorbitant focus on SEO and cross browser capabilities is overwhelming. Permanent links for individual blogs, internal navigation, video embedding inside posts etc etc sounds like building Rome in a day

    Please if you could guide me personally or direct me to appropriate resources, would be very helpful.

    Rahul Lohia. Software Developer. Microsoft Technologies.

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 10:14 AM