List of Available Starter Kits

The are two broad types of starter kits available. The original starter kits released by the ASP.NET team and community supported starter kits.

The ASP.NET team starter kits are:

  1. Small Business Site Starter Kit - The Small Business Starter Kit provides a sample of a business promotion website suitable for small and medium-sized businesses.
  2. Personal Web Site Starter Kit – A typical personal site that includes a photo album system.
  3. Club Web Site Starter Kit – A starting point for creating a web site for your club or organization.
  4. Time Tracker Starter Kit – A business web application for keeping track of hours spent on a project with the ability to handle multiple resources as well as multiple projects.
  5. Classifieds Web Site Starter Kit – The Classifieds Site Starter Kit provides a complete, ready to run, fully customizable, Web site for listing and managing classified advertisements.

All of these can be found at http://www.asp.net/downloads/starterkits/default.aspx

While these are all nice, complete and easy to use web sites, the really exciting and advanced starter kits are the community supported ones listed below:

Community supported starter kits include:

  1. Club Starter Kit 2.0 – A significantly extended version of the original version listed above. (see http://www.codeplex.com/ClubStarterKit)
  2. Community Server - A very robust and fully developed communtiy oriented portal with forums, blog and content management (see http://communityserver.com)
  3. DotNetNuke Portal Starter Kit – DotNetNuke is a Web Application Framework ideal for creating and deploying projects such as commercial web sites, corporate intranets and extranets, online publishing portals, and custom vertical applications.
  4. TheBeerHouse: CMS & E-commerce Site Starter Kit – TheBeerHouse starter kit enables you to implement a website with functionality typically associated with a CMS/e-commerce site
  5. Paypal eCommerce Site Starter Kit – The PayPal-enabled eCommerce Starter Kit is an extensible open source web application that allows you to setup and manage your own ecommerce Web site.
  6. Job Site Starter Kit – Job Site Starter Kit is a web application that provides a platform for candidates seeking job and the employers to share their needs.
  7. Media Library Starter Kit – The Media Share Library Starter Kit enables you to easily create an application that allows registered users to present a collection of media items

The all of these starter kits are free or have a free version and are well worth the licensing fee if you opt for the high end version.

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