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    Should I use a starter kit or create my own app?

    I working on a site for a customer. They need to be able manage the content. I'm thinking about using a starter kit or creating one myself.

    Which would be a better way to go?

    If you recommend using a starter kit, which one would you recommend?

    These are the starter kits I am looking at:

    DotNetNuke
    http://www.asp.net/downloads/starter-kits/dotnetnuke/

    Club Site
    http://www.asp.net/downloads/starter...codeplex-club/

    Umbraco
    http://umbraco.org/

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    Hello,
    It depends what functionality needs your customer, most of the starter kits are heavy applications. Anyway you could use some of the source code, but to develop your custom application.

    Regards

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    It also depends on your level of experience. If you with a StarterKit, can you confidently give accurate estimates for rolling the application in place. How about modifying it at a later date? If your fairly confident you can edit an existing code base safely and quickly, then go for it.

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    I'm a senior .net dev, and I've been trying to roll one of those (tried both club starter kit and umbraco), and so far it's been a huge hassle. I'm about to just write my own, but I've heard other people have had very little trouble.
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