A platform in a box
Getting a site online with C1 CMS can be done without any programming, but beneath the surface is a rich and developer friendly platform that lets you build highly customized content, integrated solutions and web applications. This is not a point and click system that limits you.
A perfect match for Visual Studio
Layouts, code files, configurations and styling are placed on your disk in the web project making it easy to develop websites using Visual Studio. You get full Intellisense and can debug your code just as you would expect.
Choose your favorite tool
C1 CMS isolate both template engines and content function engines enabling a wide variety of technologies to be used and even run side by side. You may swear to a single technology and stick to that or you can leverage the full toolbox in ASP.NET including Razor, MVC, Web Forms and Master Pages.
Take C1 CMS for a spin!
Performance is crucial in web development and a vital part of C1 CMS. Page renderings takes advantage of multiple cores, you can use caching at different levels, and C1 CMS offers full Windows Azure support with the option to scale out your website to handle massive traffic.
SQL Server is optional
Thanks to the LINQ based approach to data in C1 CMS any data query can be transformed into a high performing SQL query or in-mem query. This enable C1 CMS to store data in both XML files or SQL Server and even deliver intelligent data caching for optimal performance.
Even the best need help sometimes
With our comprehensive documentation site you always have access to guides and how-to's explaining C1 CMS development, and you are sure to find help and guidance in our open source community and from the core group. And we offer full professional support if you ever need it.