eCommerce Store – Build Study 3
There are many eCommerce websites out there… but most are lacking in proper design, and more importantly, overall functionality. When I started building this eStore, I needed to include smooth navigation for thousands of products and hundreds of categories. This presented a challenge, due to the many photos, menu items, customized database and more. Proper Search criterion is reliant on building out the database with the proper fields. This was an extended effort that paid off in the end, with the website enjoying a smooth User Interface for detailed searches.
The biggest challenge with this website was harnessing the multiple categories and building them into the database. Of course, a multi-product home brewing supplies store may sell hundreds, if not thousands of different products so it was important to set up the category structure tree accordingly. Of course an SSL Security Certificate had to be installed for secure online ordering.