At 1:15 PM +0100 7/6/09, Matthew Croud wrote:
I'm going to start my first e commerce website for a small web shoe store.
I think I know enough PHP to keep my head above water, I'm using an
add on shopping cart package to deal with the transactions.
My question is, what's the best way to design a site where each
product appears to have its own page.
Is there a way to create the site *without* having each product have
a physical separate page ?
Is there a method of web design which makes creating new pages
simple if they all follow the same pattern. i.e thumbnail,
Certainly, here's an example:
Each item is pulled from a database and the catalog is assembled as
the user instructs. When the user clicks on an item, then an
individual page is assemble to show that item. There are no static
pages, but rather templates where the contents are pulled from a
database to fill the templates (catalog page and item page) as the
user shows interest.
I also have a back-end script that allow the owner to upload pictures
of his product and add content (i.e., title, description, price).
Additionally, the "shopping cart" I use here is provided by PayPal
and NOT something I installed. Believe me, dealing with credit card
transactions is not without concern and liability. I recommend with a
small web store, it is worth considering passing all that
responsibility off to a company that deals with it routinely. It's a
simple process to use PayPal.
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