1. Shopping Carts

    Date: 02/23/05 (WebDesign)    Keywords: web, shopping

    So I got an email from an Indie record label wanting me to do their site! ^_^ My banner worked.

    Problem: They want a shopping cart on their site. I dont know how to do one.

    I've heard of sites that provide FREE shopping carts for web designers. Such as this: www.agoracart.com.

    Has anyone used any of these type of carts? I really want to do the site, but I need to get a shopping cart on the site.

    Thanks for the help!

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdesign/813286.html

  2. Selling PDFs

    Date: 03/29/05 (Web Development)    Keywords: php, security, google, shopping

    I've got a client who wants to sell prepared legal forms online in PDF format. I have a site model in PHP, an extremely simple shopping cart through PayPal, and Acrobat 5 professional. I've never done it before, and I'd really not like to go into this blind. Google hasn't pulled up anything in the way of specific tutorials. There are only three relatively small files that need to be sold.

    It'd be easy enough to, say, redirect the user upon payment or e-mail the link to a document, but this also necessitates changing the link to the document with every download so it doesn't get shared. I know PHP has PDF generation and temp file capacities, but I've never worked with them. We were also looking into PDF security, but I also have no experience with this.

    Anyway, I'd like any tips you might have on the matter.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdev/184170.html

  3. Usability

    Date: 03/31/05 (Web Development)    Keywords: shopping

    So few shopping sites are set up for easy browsing. Sometimes I don’t really know what i am looking for an get frustrated trying to wade through arbitrary categories and following links which have no results. Also a important feature IMO that is missing often is the ability to email or link to a specific product. Example: I was on a gardening message board where someone was asking where to find a source for a particular plant, I knew one nursery that carried it though I was not able to post a link to the exact plant. Another site I was on only had the product details and add to cart in a pop-up window with no title bar which also made it impossible to reference.
    What are some shopping sites which have good browsing interfaces?

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdev/184598.html

  4. Help with setting up EZ Pay section of website.

    Date: 04/14/05 (WebDesign)    Keywords: web, shopping

    Hi! I think this might be my first time posting to these communities, but hopefully something good will come out of it.

    I am the online editor/webmaster for a newspaper that just recently decided they want to set up an EZ Pay option on the website for customers to subscribe with.

    I have set up a shopping cart with Mal's E-Commerse and am now trying to build the correct forms/secure pages to gather the information from in order to store it in the shopping carts...and then later process the orders by hand.

    So basically my question is this: What is the easiest and most reliable way to go about getting the information page up and running? Is there somewhere on the web that can kind of guide my doing this by hand though a program like Dreamweaver MX?

    Thanks for any input.

    X-posted to a few communities.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdesign/852626.html

  5. Google sues Froogles.com

    Date: 04/20/05 (Web Technology)    Keywords: shopping

    Charges rival shopping search engine with trademark infringement and asks a court to shut it down.

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/Google+sues+Froogles.com/2100-9588_22-5676955.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn

  6. domain registration, web hosting

    Date: 04/21/05 (WebDesign)    Keywords: web, hosting, shopping

    i'm starting to develop my own portfolio site and I'm shopping around for good prices on domain registration and web hosting. do you have any recommendations? thanks.


    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdesign/859546.html

  7. Graphics card advice

    Date: 04/24/05 (Computer Geeks)    Keywords: shopping

    I need a new graphics card, preferably a Radeon 9800 XT Pro. In your opinion, is it worth the money? I've heard various points of view, but I'm doing my research before I plunk my cash down on a soon-to-be-obsolete purchase. Is there something better out there for a reasonable price? I don't mean simply bargain shopping, but rather through usage and experience, which cards perform better all around?

    My specs (which could verily stand to be improved by now):
    ACPI PC running WinXP Pro
    AMD Athlon XP-M +1400
    NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 200
    Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    1.20 GHz, 512MB of RAM

    Secondly, I'm looking for a sturdy new case with easy disassembly access. My current one is a flimsy, airtight piece of crap, and impossible to open without contorting my wrists in a very non-human manner. I need one with enough ventilation and room for a myriad of fans, ports, and drives, but reasonably small enough to be handled with ease. Any recommendations?

    Thirdly, what equipment sites do you prefer? I use Newegg.com, ZipZoomFly and a couple others primarily for parts, but I'm eager to expand my bookmarks.

    All advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/computergeeks/667660.html

  8. EMERGENCY - Removing malware

    Date: 04/30/05 (Computer Help)    Keywords: web, shopping

    Is anyone familiar with reading hijackthis logs?

    I got slammed with "Search Extender" and "Home Search Assistent" and "Shopping Wizard"
    I've heard this is particularly dangerous malware...:(

    I've been to countless websites and haven't had any luck. I have disabled the add-on (ipvn32.dll) in IE for now.

    I am competent enough, but I would really like some expertise before I start messing with anything. I would be especially grateful it if I could get a response ASAP! I don't want this junk stealing any of my info!

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/computer_help/385877.html

  9. CD-ROM catalogue

    Date: 05/12/05 (Web Development)    Keywords: web, shopping

    Anyone in here ever made a CD-ROM catalogue? One of my client wanting to distribute CD-ROM catalogue. I don't think creating an offline version of the (shopping-cart) website will be suitable. I am thinking of creating it in excel. Any excel expert in here? How can you pull images to be displayed (say I have all images in a folder and if i type in imagename.jpg it can retrieve images mentioned). I don't even know if this can be done in excel. Otherwise, any other suggestion?


    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdev/198567.html

  10. login/shopping cart across domains?

    Date: 06/01/05 (PHP Community)    Keywords: security, shopping

    First of all, thanks for the help on my previous question about a shipping script. I later discovered that the yourpay gateway we chose to do our credit card processing offers a shipping calculator built-in.

    Anyway, I now have a problem that seems to be fairly common without a solution. I have looked on a few forums online and have not really seen a nice solution to this (maybe 'cause there isn't a nice solution). We have five domains and we want our shopping cart to be across all domains as well as the login. Where could I even go to start learning about this issue? I heard that multi-domain cookies work, but are a security hazard. We also have an SSL certificate only on one domain...

    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

    Update: I now realize that the login and the shopping cart are two separate issues, but I still do not know how to tackle them...

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/php/303369.html

  11. C# Programmer Needed

    Date: 06/01/05 (C Sharp)    Keywords: web, hosting, shopping

    We're a web design/hosting company. We were hired last week by a company to host their site. The site is a combination shopping cart/image vault/ FTP Product Push, etc. We were told the site was complete and ready to go live. The company that built the site was dismissed because of disagreements of some nature.

    We're not proficient in C# but didn't think it would be a problem since the site was supposedly complete. The image vault portion of the site isn't working. We are supposed to go live with this on Friday, and unfortunately every C# programmer we've contacted has bailed for one reason or another.

    Would anyone in this community be interested in some freelance work on a very short deadline?

    Thanks in advance.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/csharp/30296.html

  12. eBay to buy Shopping.com for $620 million

    Date: 06/02/05 (Web Technology)    Keywords: shopping

    Auction giant says the deal will enhance its service with comparison shopping capabilities.

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/eBay+to+buy+Shopping.com+for+%24620+million/2100-9588_22-5728560.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn

  13. Web shopping thrives amid phishing fears

    Date: 06/16/05 (Security)    Keywords: shopping

    Fear of fraud is leading many people to curtail their online shopping, one report says. But e-commerce is on the rise, says another.

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/Web+shopping+thrives+amid+phishing+fears/2100-1009_22-5748553.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn

  14. help!

    Date: 06/17/05 (WebDesign)    Keywords: html, web, shopping

    Ok, I have about a million questions that my husband asked me to ask. He's doing web creating and managing and doesn't know exactly what he's doing.

    1. On this page http://www.silversupplies.com/catalog/gem_stones/plates/redcorral/plate10/plate10.shtml is there a way to click on the picture of each individual stone and have it paste the product information (price, stone name, etc) into the "shopping basket" thingy? As it is right now, everyone buying anything from the site has to copy the info and paste it into the box. Can we bypass C&P and just have it do it on a click? If not, what else might work?

    2. Do search engines index everything on a site? How does that work? My husband's boss's friend (who has a crappy ass website but still gives the boss advice) says any information in a table won't show up on a search and so you shouldn't use tables. Is this true? How can you organize a website without tables?

    3. How do you increase hits to a site without paying for a service?

    4. I don't remember any of the other questions. I may make a post again later. Thanks for your help.

    5. I remembered one more: The boss has about 40 domain names that he keeps registered but doesn't use. He wants to redirect traffic from any of the names to his site. Can he set himself up on a computer as his own server (like, on a Mac G5) and not have to pay for anything (except for keeping the domain names registered)? Or will he still have to pay some fee or for some service or... I don't even know what to ask. But does that make sense? As long as his server computer is always running, can he act as his own server and redirect hits to his main website? (he has domain names like silversmith, and silversmithing: really good ones that people would probably try to type in, and he wants them to go to his website, silversupplies).

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdesign/907148.html

  15. domain transfer

    Date: 06/24/05 (Web Hosts)    Keywords: shopping

    Does anyone know where i can find a place to transfer and renew my .org name for under $8, besides godaddy.com. I'm not very happy with them. I have a wonderful host already, so I'm not really shopping for one. Netfirms.com caught my eye, but I couldn't tell if they allow you to host your domain name on nameservers other than their own. Any insights?

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webhosts/28584.html

  16. Table Rows as Links

    Date: 07/07/05 (Web Development)    Keywords: css, shopping

    I am building a site with a shopping cart displaying on each page and I would like to have rows of a table as links to the items. There will be columns showing qty, item number and price. As a tr or table are not supposed to be enclosed in an a tag; should I make the cells spans and format them as table cells through CSS?
    I was trying out a new LJ client, sorry about the mess

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/webdev/218319.html

  17. storing sales data

    Date: 08/02/05 (MySQL Communtiy)    Keywords: database, shopping

    i'm still working on the same catalog/shopping cart system i've posted about before (details irrelevant) and I'm trying to work out how I'm going to store records of the sales that go through the site - is it a better practice to store actual values in sales tracking table as opposed to id's -

    for instance - say I have a table called tblSales - in tblSales, when a transaction goes through, I'm obviously going to want to store actual dollar values for the price of the item, the amount charged, the commissions paid out (instead of doing the math later when the past sales data is pulled up - in case prices are changed or items are removed, this way I've got a record of all actual dollars that changed hands)

    but what about things like the name of the item, the name of the seller, the category of the item sold - is it worth it to store these actual strings in the sales tracking database as opposed to just the item 'id', and referencing the other data later? what i'm worried about is if id's for items or categories change in the future, or items are deleted, I don't want the previous sales records to get screwy.

    thanks, and let me know if i didn't make any sense

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/mysql/65026.html

  18. IBM aims to satisfy data-hungry shoppers

    Date: 08/08/05 (Web Technology)    Keywords: technology, web, shopping

    Big Blue's retail group offers technology standard for connecting kiosks and shopping carts to Web applications.
    Photo: That's one smart shopping cart

    Source: http://news.zdnet.com/IBM+aims+to+satisfy+data-hungry+shoppers/2100-9588_22-5823169.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn

  19. Implantingg Fake Memories Programatically: Take 2 - Solve Obesity

    Date: 08/09/05 (Java Web)    Keywords: shopping

    In September 2004 Elizabeth Loftus of the University of California, Irvine, had shown that elaborate false memories - for instance, of being lost in a shopping mall as a child - can be implanted in people's minds (New Scientist, 6 September 2004, p 42). Subjects even go on to embellish these fictitious events with their [...]

    Source: http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/implantingg-fake-memories-programatically-take-2-solve-obesity/

  20. session variable help?

    Date: 10/04/05 (PHP Community)    Keywords: php, mysql, sql, web, shopping

    Context: I'm working on a bare-bones shopping cart system and am using a session variable $cart to store cart items. $cart is an associative array holding item_id => quantity. To add an item to the cart, I'm calling the page with a url variable ?new=xx where xx is the item id. If the item id exists in the array, am incrementing it. If it doesn't exist, I create it and set the quantity to 1. In theory, anyway.

    Problem: Adding a new item to the cart produces the expected results, but if the page is called immediately after without the url variable, or with a url variable pointing to a different id, it increments the quantity of the item just added by one. It is also the case that when I call a separate checkout page with the display_cart($cart) function in it, the item quantity shows up incremented by one.

    (the following code will look very familiar if you've ever used PHP and MySQL Web Development)

    On the shopping cart page:

            $cart = array();

            $cart[$new] = 1;

    if($save) //have tried commenting out this part, makes no difference
        foreach ($cart as $item_id => $qty)
            if ($$item_id == "0")
                $cart[$item_id] = $$item_id;

    if ($cart&&array_count_values($cart))
        echo "There are no items in your cart.";

    Display cart function:

    function display_cart($cart)
        echo "

        echo "";
        echo "";
        echo "";
        echo "";

        foreach($cart as $item_id => $qty)
            $item = get_item_details($item_id);
            echo "";

        echo "";
        echo "
        < td align = center >
        < input type = hidden name = save value = true >
        < input type = image src = \"images/save_changes.jpg\" border = 0 alt = \"Save Changes\">
        echo "
    item nameqtyprice
            echo $item['name'];
            echo "
            echo "";
            echo "
            echo $item['price'];
            echo "
        echo "

    I've done a bit of reading on how sessions work, but am still pretty confused by it. Is this black magic or am I just not going about this right? Any suggestions, including debugging techniques, would be appreciated. In the meantime, I'm just going to take a whole different approach to this cart, but I'd like to solve the mystery eventually.

    Thanks in advance.

    Source: http://www.livejournal.com/community/php/350281.html

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