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Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by babylon303, Jan 25, 2006.

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  1. babylon303

    babylon303 Thread Starter

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    Hi there, I'm designing a commercial website which will involve paying customers. Can anyone reccomend a good Shopping Basket script, where people can order products, tailor these products to their specifications, and pay via PayPal?

    Admittedly, I have the programming skills of a dead horse, but have intermediate computer knowlege, so the simpler to configure the better really!

    Many thanks!

    babylon303
     
  2. Sequal7

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    Hello;
    What server markup language are you looking for in your script.

    Hotscripts.com has alot of scripts, perhaps they have a shopping cart for you.
     
  3. coachdan32

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    I believe PayPal has their own shopping cart that you can customize for your products. You may want to check that out.
     
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  5. babylon303

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    I'm looking for something very simple! Like I say, I have no programming knowlege apart from basic HTML. Ideally, It'd be good if I could get a WYSIWYG solution - something similar to Dreamweaver, that writes all the code for you. Does such a thing exist?


    Thanks for all help so far!
     
  6. Squashman

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    I just gave you two solutions. Those are the two most popular. Don't take any offense to the next comment. I really get frustrated with people who want to do Web Programming and don't want to learn the basics of setting up scripts or learning how to program html. They sit there and expect programs like Dreamweaver to do everything for them. Dreamweaver will never be able to AutoMagically write PHP, ASP or Perl scripts for you. This is what you need to do what you want to do. ZenCart and OScommerce are the two most popular apps for what you want to do.

    They both have excellent documentation on how to setup the scripts and they also have their own dedicated forums like this forum.

    Sorry for the rant.
     
  7. babylon303

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    The reason I want to use WYSIWYG is because I have severe dyslexia, not that I don't want to 'learn the basics'.

    Consider this when you get on your almighty coding trip next time you offer 'assistance'.
     
  8. PUG

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    Don't take any offense to the next comment.....(n)
    Well no apologies from Mr Code so I'll do it on behalf of the right brainers who understand. Sorry for not taking into consideration, the varying ways ones mind works. It's important to think before you speak ill of those you know nothing about.

    That said did you have any luck babylon303 with finding a wysiwyg cart?

    Were you after a simple or sophisticated method? Love to know what you used/using.

    It's obviously hard for coders to grasp that there is no point in spending a week trying to learn what they could churn through in 5hrs. Ohhhhh, the envy.(y)

    Play Nice People

    P 2 the U 2 the G :D
     
  9. Squashman

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    This has nothing to do with coding at all. I am not a coder anymore. I still do shell scripting but no more programming. It is really not that difficult setting up a script to run. Most of them do have Web based setup and configuration. There really isn't any coding involved at all with this stuff. On most webhosts you could basically just upload the darn script to your site. Many webhosts have the eCommerce scripts already installed, you just need to activate them.
     
  10. PUG

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    Quite. - I feel the fact of the matter is that what some people find simple others may find daunting, so wading through something that looks like a foreign language even with an english spin can drive one to tears. Should I use .net .asp .php .jsp .cfm .psp......lah de dah. You know what I mean. I'm glad you can accomplish scripting/programming because it escapes me.

    Over and out.
     
  11. knight_47

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    Have you purchased your hosting yet? If not, then I reccomend you get your hosting from www.iPower.com. If you purchase the PRO PLUS Plan, it comes with 3 free Shopping Baskets:

    OS Commerce Shopping Cart
    Agora Shopping Cart
    Pay Pal Shopping Cart


    I honestly have never used any of them before, but you might want to give it a shot.

    Link to iPower's PRO PLAN: http://www.ipower.com/webhosting_proplan.html
     
  12. Squashman

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    Explain to me what coding or programming you have to do to setup a PHP or Perl script!
     
  13. knight_47

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    Are you being serious?
     
  14. Squashman

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    Yes.
     
  15. PUG

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    Considering I'm blonde and only know that Lingo isn't considered "programming", then you must be ramming home the point. duh

    Action SCRIPT
    Java SCRIPT
    Write me a PHP SCRIPT!!!

    Fair point,

    There ain't much I haven't tried to get on your wave length. Sitting next to someone like yourself as equals in a class for example is like driving against a Ferrari with a Mini, we both have 4 wheels etc but the mechanics are worlds appart. (I hope you like that annalogy)

    For me just wading through Source Code (whoops, mark up lang) is a mission but when its not even there.....ala Serverside Script the method just seems to go on to infinity (and beyond). (Starting from scratch is hasn't worked in the past.)

    I have just done a very average job with a website using Flash and other tidbits. Main problem is I needed to be working with someone like yourself, asking for help instead of trying to read the wrong info or using the least favoured/practical methods. It's just an overwhelming area and frankly I feel I shouldn't be in the game. That said when it works I suprise myself even though I know it's still at the most basic level.

    Perhaps you can point me down the right track for these scinarios.

    1. Best way to make a custom online warranty form using: html ed, cgi script???, server, DB=MS Access

    Want it to be filled out buy user, the form gets sent to a DB to log details and also sends/creates a printable version/email for Physical Records both back to customer and to Staff member. Like say a PDF. Lets say I dont tackle this, who should I be looking for, cgi specialist, DB etc.:confused: :)

    Name (textbox),
    Address, ''
    Phone, ''
    Email, ''
    Age: 4 x Radio Butts
    Number of X: 5 x Radio Butts
    Age of X, TBox
    How did you find www: TBox
    Which product did you purchase: 12 x Check Box'es
    Date: TB.TB.TB ???
    Rate product...: 1-10 scale ?? Drop Menu
    Explain why: TBox
    Any Suggestions about product: TBox
    Can we email you about X? yes/no RadioButs

    Thanks for Shop links CTI - and thanks in advance for any suggestions SquashMan etc
     
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