Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:40 Written by Carole Bennett Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:00
In the course of my IT career, I’ve built many e-commerce solutions, from a simple shopping cart to a complex e-commerce solution for a nationally-known retailer. Over the years, I’ve evaluated a number of “out-of-the-box” solutions, and in terms of features, flexibility, and price, the best solution I’ve seen overall is nopCommerce. The fact that it’s an open-source, .Net-based (C#/MSSQL) solution, has a huge supporting community, as well as great plugin support are all factors in why it’s my e-commerce solution of choice. Today, we’ll talk about how to get started with this great e-commerce solution for your clients.
The nopCommerce group provides downloads of current and previous versions at http://www.nopcommerce.com/downloads.aspx - due to the fact that I usually create customized solutions for my customers, I opt for the download labeled “(with source code)”. Download the .zip file to your preferred location, and extract it. As of this writing, the latest version is nopCommerce 2.5, so your extracted folder will be named ‘nopCommerce_2.50_Source’.Learn More
Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 August 2011 05:01 Written by Carole Bennett Thursday, 4 August 2011 12:00
Hi! I’m back, with the last in this series of creating and deploying a custom mojoPortal solution, using the source-code compilation from Visual Studio, including custom features, creating a custom skin, and manually uploading and deploying the solution on Arvixe hosting. Let’s start with the Hosting Account Information you get after signing up with Arvixe.Learn More
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 11:09 Written by Carole Bennett Friday, 22 July 2011 12:00
Hi – Carole Bennett, back again, this time with some steps on how to create your own custom skin for mojoPortal.
First of all, let me start by saying this; yes, I am completely capable of designing the skin completely in Photoshop, slicing it out, and incorporating it into a skin. That being said – it is *so* much faster to use Artisteer! You do not have to use the built-in graphic elements in Artisteer; in the custom mojoPortal skin you will see today, I created design elements in Photoshop, and used the “Insert From File” feature in Artisteer to “test drive” my design ideas in an actual working UI.
Since this is not an Artisteer tutorial, I won’t go over all the details of how to use it. I will remind you that for best results, create the project as an ASP.Net project, but export it as an HTML project – much less complicated.
You will see the screenshot of the skin UI as it appears in Artisteer here, after we have incorporated our custom graphics and font webkit from FontSquirrel:Learn More
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 09:37 Written by Carole Bennett Monday, 11 July 2011 12:00
Hi! Carole Bennett again, with Part 2 of “Creating a Custom MojoPortal Solution”. Today, we’ll talk about one of the biggest reasons for using a source code installation of MojoPortal – the ability to add custom code and features.
I won’t re-hash Joe Audette’s “Building a Guestbook” video series that gives you a step-by-step tutorial on building a custom app, though I’m happy to answer questions regarding anything I have covered today. Instead, I’ll show you what you can do after you have built a custom module.Learn More
Last Updated on Sunday, 10 July 2011 11:49 Written by Carole Bennett Tuesday, 28 June 2011 09:28
Hello! I’m Carole Bennett, one of the MojoPortal Community Liasons for Arvixe. Ian McIntosh has been doing a great job of showing you how to get an “out of the box” MojoPortal installation configured, so that you can explore all the great built-in features it has to offer. Since he’s working that area, I’m going to start by going over how to set up a custom MojoPortal solution, suitable for custom development.
In today’s post, we’ll cover downloading source code, setting up a Visual Studio project environment, a MSSQL database, and how to set up the publish profile that will generate the actual website you’ll install on a live server.Learn More
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