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eCommerce website

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Deren Raman, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Deren Raman

    Deren Raman New Member

    Hey guys

    I need some help. I have experience in setting up standard information based websites with no problem. However, I want to design and setup a eCommerce website for a fashion company.

    I understand what is required ie the the paypal payment gateway and adding to cart facility.
    My question is what is the process again is it:

    1. Set up html/css build of website. ( Would that be in html or php?)
    2. Would you then install the additional ecommerce facilities? ( on to the servers provided buy you hosting company?)

    Basically how does is all Gel all together?

    Thank you in advanced

  2. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Deren

    I'd look no further than skinning; PrestaShop Free Open-Source e-Commerce Software for Web 2.0 as we provide this platform for clients and they absolutely love it. You need to get your head round the smarty templating system but it isn't that hard to grasp if you are experienced in web anyway. One other word of warning is not to hack the core...EVER!

    Hope that helps.
  3. Deren Raman

    Deren Raman New Member

    Thanks corrosive that website looks like the full package.

    Does it have a feature where my client could access the back end of the website update product without changing the design of the webpage?
  4. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Yes of course. You set up the design and they manage their store through the admin area. They don't need to touch your template files.
  5. knorthfield

    knorthfield New Member

  6. GlazedEye Media

    GlazedEye Media New Member

    We produce Magento websites for our clients and would highly recommend it.

  7. jamieclick

    jamieclick New Member

    Take a look at OpenCart.

    Cant go wrong with it. We use it for all of our clients ecommerce projects.

  8. neils

    neils New Member


    I ended up going the magento route. I started out using cubecart but it didn't seem have the same level of user support as Magento.
  9. ianharte

    ianharte New Member

    Before you start designing the site how you want it to look the best thing to do is find the shopping cart software you want to used to build the site on, some have more design restrictions than others and once you have the site perfect and looking how you want it's hard to change it haha!

    So find the software, get used to it, let your client see it to see if it is ok for them then design your site based on what you can do!

  10. GTrekMedia Limited

    GTrekMedia Limited New Member

    Hi Deren,

    If you need help setting up a eCommerce website do contact me. I can even set it up for you.

  11. byronc

    byronc Member

    Any one used joomla and virtuemart - have used that a few times
  12. Footprint

    Footprint New Member

    I have to agree with you here.

    I have recently started a creating an online store for the print company I work for using Prestashop. I start using Magento but as soon as I installed Prestashop I fell in love!
  13. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Cool, are you using the new 1.4 release? If so, how are you getting on with it? I still wonder if it is a bit buggy. I make it my duty not to become an 'early adopter' with these things, especially for client/production sites.
  14. Footprint

    Footprint New Member

    Yes I am using the latest version 1.4

    It seems to be working well and I have not noticed any bugs or problems.

    The only thing I have noticed is the slow loading times of the pages. I am not testing this on a web server but on my WAMP setup.

    I plan to start on the design tomorrow as I just wanted to test some of the features and products.

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