i will appreciate alot if any one can help me and give me a detailed answered and references. cause i realy need a help, and thank you .
Actualy im doing my final project which is a small e-commerce website using ASP technology and SQL for database.
The site will have dynamic pages and a shopping basket, in addition of a login .
I have Win XP Professional.
my question is ( Please note that i dont want a very complex site, just normal standard site , as the website will have less then 50 items, and it wont be for real customer to visit it and shop, it will be as a real website e.g www.pcworld.com but just for my project, sure i will host it for 2 months so the lecturors test it)
my questions are (please if u can answer 1 by 1 in more details and references)
1- what i must have on my website? shopping basket and login, and what else? do i need to have online payment!! but i dont have a merchant account! whats simple ALTERNATIVE way?
2- is it good to choose ASP and Sql for such website?
3- Shall create asp pages using Dreamweaver 2004 or what? if any other from where i can get it? and which version?
4- where can i get SQL or what do i need to create the Database? can i have them in Access then convert them to SQL or much better to create them on SQL? which SQl version i need to use? i saw many SQL stuff but couldnt understand what is for what or which is to use!!
5-what kind of connection should be between ASp and SQL and where to get the driver or how to set it? any reference?
6-coding a shopping basket is hard for a student like me! where can i get a shopping basket and set it on my website? any good 1? any guide or reference tells you how to set/install it!!
7- any pre-caution for creating a login and session!! or any guide?
8-do i need a catalogue for the items? does it make my website more pro and give me a first class mark? and from where to get it?
9- how can i sort out the online payment or alternative methods?
10-what about emails, when the website sent for the customer an email regarding his registeration or shopping! how to set this or what do i need?
11-where can get a guide and very detailed information regarding how to set up a website using ASP and SQL with shopping basket!, any website, reference, guide, forum, or anything that guide me step by step?
12- what program i must use for ftp the hosting company!
13- which hosting company i must choose? that it is running what! and any recommended hosting company!! (with an efficient technical support! coz im clueless about hosting and all those stuffs).
14- can i test the website on my pc or not , if not then how to fix anything wrong when i upload my website to the hosting company, and how to identify the errors?
15- and finaly if anybody got any information that helps me please feel free to share it coz i realy wants help.
Thank you very much for the help.