Thanks all for your suggestions. I have decided to go through these 2 books & i will also talk to Magento developers.
Once again thanks for your input regards Sachin Raut On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:20 AM, tamouse mailing lists < tamouse.li...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 5:19 AM, Sachin Raut <imsachinr...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > Dear Friends, > > > > I have to develop multilingual e-commerce (clothing) website. Could > anyone > > who has developed these kind of sites before guide me on how to start the > > development or recommend any tutorial / book for developing these kind of > > sites? > > > > Would really appreciate any inut regarding this. > > > > regards > > Sachin Raut > > > There's this at O'Reilly: "Building eCommerce Applications" > http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920023098.do > > And this at Amazon: "Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL" by > Larry Ullman http://amzn.com/0321656229 > > Also, not really knowing how much you need to do yourself, you could > probably get a leg up using existing frameworks and such. > > The multilingual aspects will certainly be tricky. Gettext is sort of > the standard for doing multilingual things, but in and of itself > doesn't really provide much help in understanding *how* to do > multilingual right, and can be problematic. Some frameworks do support > multilingual sites; I know drupal does, for example, and includes > quite a lot of other things that can help you build an e-commerce site > rather quickly, but drupal itself has a rather steep learning curve. > > Passages of just plain text aren't that difficult; it's when you start > constructing displayed text dynamically that it will be trickier, for > certain. > > Just thinking off the top of my head; you will likely need something > other than just gettext with it's separate language files for things > like product descriptions. I think it gets rather difficult, and > probably bad form, to have your separate strings in files in your code > base linked to data base entries; simpler just to store the various > multilingual data base bits in the data base itself. But you can see > how complex it gets. > > At any rate, I hope you have a fair bit of experience in building > dynamic internet sites already, this is not going to be easy. >