Large Scale Website Design

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by superman, Aug 4, 2011.

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  1. superman

    superman New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I've been working with pretty basic html, css, js over the last few years but am now wanting to develop a new larger site to house over 8000 products, which are uploaded by clients.

    I fully expect to have to do a lot of learning and work in order to get the site done but basically i wondered if someone could point me in the right direction. I'll list a few features that i want to have on my site and hopefully someone will be kind enough to advise.

    I want to basically set the site up then concentrate on my sales. So the site must have the following:

    1. A search feature on the homepage, like www.yell.com/
    2. A facility for about 8000 customers to upload their details and product to my site. These pages will all be styled the same but with a customers product and details on
    3. A facility for the customers to pay me before they upload their info/images
    4. And i guess maybe a database to handle the info as 8000 is quite a lot
    5. A facility for users to create accounts and comment on each of the products
    6. I basically want it to be self running with me there to sort out bugs etc

    I use dreamweaver, flash and photoshop so could easily do this but i know the re will be a more efficient way of doing it than by just using them programs.

    I've tried looking at Drupal but all of the basic themes are not what im looking for visually. I want something easy on the eye like http://www.moneysupermarket.com/.

    Any advice would be great. Where do i start?!? Hope this makes sense.

    Thanks, Superman
     
  2. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    well...modify it?

    you will need a solid cms to do what you are after. Drupal probably would be a wise choice.
     
  3. MarkR

    MarkR New Member

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    It might be worth looking at an open source cart CMS like magento, you don't sound that versed on PHP or ASP and having a project like that to learn from will probably overwhelm you a bit.

    www.magentocommerce.com/
     
  4. CaldwellYSR

    CaldwellYSR Member

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    Why bother with an UNbiased opinion? I figure an unbiased opinion is what you want...
     

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