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How to built e-Commerce WebSite using HTML PHP

Hi all,

I am new on Web Design, I would like to built an hobby WebShop and to put it online.

I had some small experience on building the website with ready template using software wizards such incomedia WebSite x5

They are not good enough those premade template WebSite so I want to built one from scratch but I also want to first learn how to do so.

I would like to know where to start from

1) Where and how to learn (Online Course, Books, CBT is my favorite,)
2) What tools do I need A- to Z
3) How should I built a successful Web Shop. HTML, php with SQL, both together, CSS3, Flash or combination of everything.

Please advise the best way to start such project I am willing to learn on my own time. H

How long does require to learn and became good enough to be able to built a Web Shop?

Thanks
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daveviolante

8/22/2022 - Mon
Rob

w3schools is always a good reference too (www.w3schools.com)

Now unless you want to build an html page for every item you have (and every item in the future) you are going to need to use PHP (or equivalent).  A database is a necessity as well so knowledge of SQL is required.  Really you've covered all the tools except maybe javascript in which case I would use a library such as mootools (mootools.net).

In terms of how to go about it that really is up to you.  I would personally start with a design of how you want it to look and how you want to work, and more often than not that determines what tools you use eg flash or javascript etc

This is all assuming you want to do this from scratch for personal education?  There are "off the shelf" CMS (Content Management System) products that you can customise to do this such as Wordpress and Joomla, both of which I would recommend you take a look at before doing it yourself.
meverest

Always a good idea to start with something that is close to what you want.  There are quite a few php based ecommerce applications that are open source or shareware.

Consider osCommerce (www.oscommerce.com)

Cheers!
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Thanks you made the exact point
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