Hey guys - I`m new to this so please excuse my niavity. I am set on building my own web site, and like Pyria, a little in the dark. I am not just looking to build a "web page" but a store. I don`t have a lot of cash so I need to do this as cheaply as possible. Besides that I do not want to go to an outside source because I will need to know how to do the required maintenance, etc.
Nvu from Mozilla and Word Press were mentioned in the conversations. These are new names for me. Can you tell me a little more about these? Are there any suggestions on which soft ware are appropriate and user friendly for on-line stores?
There are a number of ecommerce programs. ZenCart and osCommerce are free and open source. Nvu or Worpress are not ecommerce programs and usually would not be used to install or manage your ecommerce store. Of course there are all in one solutions where you pay $xx per month (like yahoo stores, etc).
In the short-term it may be "cheaper" to go with an all-in-one solution because you "only" pay $xx per month. But in the long run it would be cheaper to use a program that can be put on the web hosting of your choice and allows you to move your site if needed.
Let me just say that you can still hire a third party (designer) to install and set up your store AND also learn the required maintenance of it... for day to day operations, add change, edit products and prices, etc.
vwebworld2/9/2009 11:45 AM
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