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

Sachin Raut

On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:20 AM, tamouse mailing lists <> wrote:

>  On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 5:19 AM, Sachin Raut <>
> 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"
> And this at Amazon: "Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL" by
> Larry Ullman
> 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.

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