Constructing Usable Shopping Carts: Designing and Building Great E-Commerce Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

Creating a usable e-commerce application is a daunting challenge. There is so much to do, from the initial concept, through to designing and coding the application. This leaves a lot of scope for things to go wrong.

In this book, we take all the hassle out of online shopping applications, by showing you how to plan your application, design the user interface and data store, and code the entire thing. But it doesnt stop there &emdash; we provide the full code for two complete shopping cart applications, customizable for your own needs.

What you'll learn:

  • Planning and designing an entire e-commerce application
  • Implementing the product catalog, shopping cart, and checkout system
  • Making your web application secure

This book is for any web professional who wants to implement a shopping site, or add e-commerce functionality to an existing site. HTML knowledge, as well as knowledge of one of the backend combinations (ASP/SQL Server or PHP/MySQL) is essential to get the most use out of this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594087
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 4/22/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 989,263
  • Product dimensions: 0.72 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jody Kerr is a web architect and developer focusing on e-learning web systems and e-business web applications. He works with a slew of technologies as a generalist programmer, idea geek and coffee boy.

Jon Stephens is an itinerant American technical writer, reviewer and site developer. He has co-written more than five books on web development, including Usable Forms for the Web and Constructing Usable Web Menus.

Clifton Evans practices user interface design and information architecture. He has been active in this industry for more than nine years. Clifton's experience covers writing and public speaking through to user interface and interface architecture on investment tools, legal publishing and real estate systems. His clients have also covered the spectrum, from music and fashion, to FTSE and Blue Chip. He is a regular contributor to boxesandarrows.com, the premier resource for information architects.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2004

    A full treatment of an e-commerce application

    The authors set forth an ambitious goal. In one book, they try to show you how to design and code a full e-commerce application. From laying out the user interface and connecting its interactions with a server running a relational database. For the latter, they spend some time with an extended example that involves constructing a set of interrelated tables, with primary and foreign keys. Those of you already familiar with RDB and the various normal forms will be very comfortable here. For the actual database, they illustrate with Microsoft SQL and the free MySQL. The code to connect is given in fair detail. Quite aside from anything else, the differences and similarities between these databases can be very useful. You can see the pros and cons of going with either. Heck, if you are searching for a book that compares these 2 common and important databases, this book is a good choice. The book is a little curious in one way. The authors are clearly skilled, but they don't seem to use the formal Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach. Though you might see that the various pieces and interconnections they give can amount to this. Nor do they explicitly use the idea of an n-tier architecture. Perhaps they chose to omit these ideas to simplify the narrative. Since if you successfully use their ideas to build your application, the MVC and n-tier ideas can then have far more substance to you, when you later encounter them.

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