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    I want to put my shop online but dont know very much so I thought I would ask the knowledgeable people on this site where to start. I know I would have to have a site with a shopping cart. Start up costs would have to be low! Any help will be appreciated.

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    ** Edited due to breaking Forum Code of Conduct*

    jamesterror - Careful with the self promotion, I think that goes against the ]Forum Code of Conduct, wouldn't want you to get in trouble for trying to lend a hand.

    jamesterror

    Got..Webspace?Domain?



    You'll get stung for self promotion, Which people have been banned for!

    Is that your site though?, Looks very good :thumbsup:

    Iom-RF

    You'll get stung for self promotion, Which people have been banned for!Is … You'll get stung for self promotion, Which people have been banned for!Is that your site though?, Looks very good :thumbsup:



    I appologise now, sorry didn't realise you weren't allowed to do that, I'll edit the thread and send you a PM if thats allowed?

    Thankyou, I enjoy web design =]

    jamesterror

    I appologise now, sorry didn't realise you weren't allowed to do that, … I appologise now, sorry didn't realise you weren't allowed to do that, I'll edit the thread and send you a PM if thats allowed?Thankyou, I enjoy web design =]



    So that is your site?

    Sending a PM with your link would also be classed as self promotion unfortunately.

    I wanted to get into web design but HTML code gave me a headache! :giggle:

    Iom-RF

    So that is your site?Sending a PM with your link would also be classed as … So that is your site?Sending a PM with your link would also be classed as self promotion unfortunately.I wanted to get into web design but HTML code gave me a headache! :giggle:



    Sure, HTML isn't really headache. Just a ****** to remember most the important/advanced stuff, hence why I love dreamweaver since I have pretty poor memory anyway Its when you come to PHP, MySQL, ASP you get the headaches rolling in hard!

    jamesterror

    I appologise now, sorry didn't realise you weren't allowed to do that, … I appologise now, sorry didn't realise you weren't allowed to do that, I'll edit the thread and send you a PM if thats allowed?Thankyou, I enjoy web design =]



    I think you're ok if you just mention that you offer such services and leave it up to the person to contact you if they're interested (no links, mention of company names etc.). I've done that a couple of times with my web design company and haven't got in any trouble, but I would like confirmation if that's ok or not if there are any mods about, I'm sure no-one fancies getting banned.

    megalomaniac

    I think you're ok if you just mention that you offer such services and … I think you're ok if you just mention that you offer such services and leave it up to the person to contact you if they're interested (no links, mention of company names etc.). I've done that a couple of times with my web design company and haven't got in any trouble, but I would like confirmation if that's ok or not if there are any mods about, I'm sure no-one fancies getting banned.



    Yeh, well after reading its likly of a ban I can understand why advertising external links. I just edited my post to play it safe :):thumbsup:

    jamesterror

    Sure, HTML isn't really headache. Just a ****** to remember most the … Sure, HTML isn't really headache. Just a ****** to remember most the important/advanced stuff, hence why I love dreamweaver since I have pretty poor memory anyway Its when you come to PHP, MySQL, ASP you get the headaches rolling in hard!



    I wouldn't call PHP a headache, I love the stuff. But then I've spent a while as a C/C++ programmer so maybe it doesn't seem so difficult in comparison. :thinking: ASP on the other hand I can't stand, it's like VB but worse, yuck. :giggle:

    megalomaniac

    I wouldn't call PHP a headache, I love the stuff. But then I've spent a … I wouldn't call PHP a headache, I love the stuff. But then I've spent a while as a C/C++ programmer so maybe it doesn't seem so difficult in comparison. :thinking:



    Agreed(ish), PHP is just a headache when you have silly mistakes and can't realise what they are. I learnt Visual Basic in two/three days and haven't ever used it since and I've just forgot everything, wonderful.

    jamesterror

    Agreed(ish), PHP is just a headache when you have silly mistakes and … Agreed(ish), PHP is just a headache when you have silly mistakes and can't realise what they are. I learnt Visual Basic in two/three days and haven't ever used it since and I've just forgot everything, wonderful.



    Ahh yes but at least PHP helps you out with error messages that make sense unlike the ASP ones, it's like trying to read hieroglyphs sometimes :giggle:.

    Hey have a look at cubecart.com/sit…me/ as the building blocks for your shopping cart.

    This project is also interesting magentocommerce.com/ and should allow for some eye-catching e-commerce sites.

    Have you looked at payment systems? Something like protx.com/ may be good as it keeps visitors on your site.

    Someone here recommended me unitedhosting.co.uk/hos…php for hosting!

    This should allow for a functional shopping site but careful planning would be required as you may scare away potential customers with poor implementation.

    For anymore help just ask!

    Any breakthrough into your e-commerce research?

    Original Poster

    speedking

    Any breakthrough into your e-commerce research?



    Yes with everyones help I have been looking at all the sites trying to take all the information in but it keeps getting scrambled in the brain (didnt realise things could be so complicated) but I will keep at it and hopefully make sense of it and here was me thinking I was computer literate :thinking:

    glad you getting there alycat. if you need any help just ask in this post!

    just take things one step at a time and it should allow for easier implementation!

    alycat

    I want to put my shop online but dont know very much so I thought I would … I want to put my shop online but dont know very much so I thought I would ask the knowledgeable people on this site where to start. I know I would have to have a site with a shopping cart. Start up costs would have to be low! Any help will be appreciated.


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