ecommerce web design.... help

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by 00bolt, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. 00bolt macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2007
    okay, i have used iweb and also very little with dreamweaver in the design view. But i know basically NO code at all.

    Im trying to build an ecommerce website with shopping cart. Because I know no coding, id like to find something more drag and drop.

    are there any real business/ecommerce type templates for iweb? is there a way to integrate a shopping cart in iweb?

    iv looked into things like oscommerce, magento, etc... but they all seem to use php files, which I know nothing about. They also cannot be edited in dreamweaver design view.

    iv found MANY ecommerce templates online for sale, and do not mind paying the $100+ for a template.. but Im afraid customizing it wont be as simple as an HTML site because of the lack of design view...

    anyone have any ideas?
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    You should probably find a developer to help you out (personally, not just from forums). Accepting payments needs good security and if you don't know code you won't know how to make the decisions on security. Not trying to rain on your parade, but there's a lot of sites that accept payments that don't have appropriate security in place and are responsible for people having their identities stolen.
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    You are in over your head for what you want to do.:)

    If you are willing to learn coding (not a lot) and manage your own server you can install a shopping cart package, customize it, and set it up to accept secure online payments via PayPal and/or Google checkout. But that will require that you get your hands into some coding, not too hard though. The most popular open source shopping cart software packages are written in html and php, using sql databases, but they do have interfaces for customization so that you don't have to touch much, if any, of the code.

    Allwebco is a company with templates that are very nice, and also allow the option of including a shopping cart like what i mentioned above. They will do as little or as much of the work as you need/are willing to pay for. I have not investigated companies who do this so I'm not vouching for their service. (I have just used a few of their templates and have never used their shopping cart services.)
  4. Momofthree macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2009
    in the desert

    This is an ecommerce site (pretty much ready made) but it is some place to get you started. A couple of years ago I used one similar to this (but I can't remember the name of it!! ugh) and it was very simple to set up...and you could also edit it a bit to customize for yourself...

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