February 21st, 2013, 07:30 AM
How to make site like Amazon - ebay
I am a web designer on a hard(very, very hard) quest to make a similar site to Amazon/ebay.
I have been looking it up and i realise how hard it is going to be, but one way or another i have to do it.
I will be making it using PHP, MySQL. I am pretty good with HTML and CSS. I have little experience with PHP.
Right now i am reading and applying methods from - Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site Using PHP & MySQL
I aim to make an ecommerce site first and then carry on with that.
I am not expecting all of my answers from one source.
However, i am willing to bring all the bits and pieces together and make this happen.
I need all the help i can get! Thanks!!
February 21st, 2013, 07:38 AM
What exactly is your question? And good luck, but you're going to need to learn a lot more than PHP You're going to need a lot of ajax/jquery, learning api's and so much more.
Originally Posted by ForumCowMan
Best bet would probably be to start out with a pre-made cart like zen cart or others, and learn how to work those until you're an expert, then you might be ready to start thinking about trying your own.
You've picked a pretty big bite to chew off
February 21st, 2013, 08:19 AM
Thanks for the reply
Yeah it is a HUGE piece!
Originally Posted by Jax2
I thought about starting by learning how to make an ecommerce site.
My main question is whatelse do i need to learn?
To make it all work like amazon.
Not language, but more like what i will use the language to do?
February 21st, 2013, 09:31 PM
what are you saying here?
If I were you, finish that book, get the best parts out of it and start with software on the market (that is free) like virtuemart