More people are shopping with their mobile phones;
Would be good to have responsive web design for ecommerce.

james_sg wrote
> Hi Rishi,
> You can consider the use of microdata or related, for the purpose of SEO.
> For further info, see 
> Regards,
> James
> Rishi Solanki wrote
>> Devs,
>> We would like to propose few enhancement over ecommerce portal in OFBiz.
>> In
>> other words we want to demonstrate how to use ecommerce portal for
>> creating
>> your own site. Regarding the same, we were looking at some wiki documents
>> to browse the features already exists and demonstrated by Ecommerce
>> portal.
>> After browsing all the features we understand from ecommerce site OFBiz
>> have, that, it covers all the aspects as a framework to demonstrate all
>> the
>> possible features OFBiz can support for Ecommerce. Also it demonstrate
>> how
>> these features uses the data model.
>> So we were thinking to use ecommerce clone to demonstrate our purpose.
>> That
>> means, how an OFBiz user can create a modern Ecommerce site using the
>> OFBiz
>> Ecommerce portal. But on further diagnose we found that, the ecomclone
>> have
>> been removed in last month as result of email thread - *"Removing the
>> ecomclone webapp from the ecommerce component"*. Also we gone thru the
>> usage of *ecomseo* webapp and it also use the ecommerce to demonstarte
>> its
>> own seo related features metioned here
>> <>.
>> With all this said, we would like to use the *ecomseo* for our purpose or
>> if community is not okay with it then we can add one more webapp parallel
>> to ecommerce. We are fine in either way. Following are the enhancements
>> we
>> would like to propose for it, so that we can show an modern ecommerce
>> site
>> using OFBiz *ecomseo* or *new webapp*.
>> - *ecomseo* or *new webapp* already cover the search engine friendly URLs
>> using the SeoControlServlet and SeoCatalogUrlFilter. We just need to make
>> sure all the features are working properly if we browse to *ecomseo*. As
>> while browsing we have seen that the breadcrumbs are not working properly
>> in all cases, also on changing catalogs page doesn't show the related
>> data
>> in *ecomseo*. So first we will fix all the related issue exists in
>> *ecomseo*
>> .
>> - Like many modern ecommerce site, we would like show the catalogs as
>> menu
>> and category navigation in the menu bar. That means, if required we can
>> set
>> some data specific to *ecomseo *or* new webapp.*
>> - *Category Navigation:* should shown from Solr instead of product and
>> category data.
>> - *Product Search Pages:* should shown from Solr instead of product
>> keywords. With all the basic feature filtering criteria.
>> - *Product Detail Page:* should show the minimum required fixed set of
>> product features. That means, it does not cover all type of products like
>> configurable products and other complex products. This also mean that, at
>> some point we would like to narrow the ecommerce features and keep the
>> general items required by mostly.
>> - *Login and Registration:* We would like to add basic site registration
>> process with minimum information.
>> - *Shopping Cart:* Shopping cart will have all the basic functionality
>> with
>> fancy UI and JS support.
>> - *Checkout:* Only one single page checkout with no steps. Fancy UI and
>> JS
>> support. It also includes the changes on assumption like by default
>> billing
>> and shipping address will be same and based on user action process will
>> separate them.
>> - *Overall Changes:* With the above basic flow changes on ecommerce, we
>> would also override the decorators, UI, UX and add JS support to follow
>> the
>> latest standards.
>> We would love to hear from community on this, and inputs on other areas
>> if
>> we missed something. Also if we do agree to do these changes, then we
>> will
>> start documenting the things one by one in detail on wiki probably with
>> some wireframes to understand the things better. And after community
>> agree
>> on each item we can start on fixing the flows as per the final design.
>> Thanks to Jacques and Pranay for the adding useful documents on wiki. It
>> help us for identifying the work flows, the usage of apps, and preparing
>> this basic plan. Thanks to Arun Patidar for discussion and planning.
>> References:
>> -
>> Search+Engine+Optimisation%2C+SEO+in+ecommerce
>> -
>> Business+Process+Stories+and+Use+Cases+Library
>> -
>> --
>> Rishi Solanki
>> Manager, Enterprise Software Development
>> HotWax Systems Pvt. Ltd.
>> Direct: +91-9893287847

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