Web application developer

  • Generic plugin loader with MEF

    Since The Monack Framework will be extendable with modules, I have been looking for an easy way to load assemblies and implement their interfaces. For this I found the Managed Extensibility Framework, also called MEF.

    willem | Jun 9 2013 9:13 PM| 1 Comment | more...
  • Creating an Xslt macro in Umbraco

    In this blog post I will explain how to create a custom macro in Umbraco. I will do this by making a XSLT macro that shows a list of all blog items but only the first paragraph of each item.

    willem | Mar 22 2013 11:19 PM| No Comments | more...
  • Alter default blog in Umbraco

    When you install the blog package that comes with the installation of Umbraco, the home page of your website will contain the list of blog items you make. Since my website is not only a blog but also provides information about other things, I want to have a custom home page. In this tutorial I will show you how to change the default installation of the blog package and make your own home page.

    willem | Jan 27 2013 10:54 PM| 2 Comments | more...
  • Basic structure of Umbraco

    This is the second post of my series of Umbraco basics. In this post I will explain the basic structure of displaying content in Umbraco. This covers creating content, creating a document type and applying a template to content.

    willem | Nov 17 2012 6:41 PM| 3 Comments | more...
  • The Monack Framework

    MonackFr will be an open source framework to make developing web applications easier. By developing new or combining existing modules you will be able to create tailor made web software. Easy to use for end users and easy to maintain for system administrators.

    willem | Nov 5 2012 5:10 PM| No Comments | more...
  • Installing Umbraco on Localhost

    In this series of tutorials I will describe how I built my website. I used Umbraco as a CMS and did not know much about it. After struggling a lot and watching ours of video (which takes way to long, hence the pictures in this tutorials) I managed to understand the basics: installing umbraco with the provided blog , changing the structure of the default site and applying a custom skin. This first tutorial will show how to install Umbraco on your local machine, so you can practice, break it, install it again, and when you succeed, put it online. Before you start you will need to have Internet information server (IIS), Asp.net and Ms Sql server installed.

    willem | Nov 4 2012 3:52 PM| 17 Comments | more...

About Me

I'm a web application developer specializing in asp.net. I have skills in asp.net, C#, html5, javascript, asp.net mvc, design patterns and more.

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Random background module

This module for Orchard CMS lets you upload a list of images. For every page it chooses one randomly and sets it a the background image.

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The Monack Framework

This open source framework makes it easy to build and develiver custom web applications. Unfortunately I can't spent much time on it so it is still work in progress. 

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Project page at CodePlex


Since I decided to create this website in Orchard and didn't know anything about
it when I started, I also post my experiences with this CMS.