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Recommendations on developing a simple online catalog?

tom
I need to develop a PHP framework for an online catalog that will be
informational only (not e-commerce, per se). No prices will be listed,
nor will the website be a point of transaction. Therefore, the database
architecture is relatively simple. However, like an e-commerce site, I
still need standard features like a consistent layout and navigation
between categories.

I've looked at some of the products out there--having worked with
OSCommerce and only looked at PHPCatalog. OSC is far more than I need;
PHPCatalog is a little closer, but not so sure if that's the best
direction . . .

I don't want to re-invent the wheel. Any recommendations for a good
little PHP inventory/catalog program out there with a MySQL backend?

Much thanks-
Tom

Feb 12 '06 #1
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Tom,

For something this simple it probably wouldn't hurt to code it
yourself. I realize that you don't want to reinvent the wheel but the
functionality you are looking for is very simple. Depending on how many
features you end up incorporating; a project like this would take a day
or so to complete and consist of less than 100 lines of PHP.

-Robert

Feb 12 '06 #2
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I need to develop a PHP framework for an online catalog that will be
informational only (not e-commerce, per se). No prices will be listed,
nor will the website be a point of transaction. Therefore, the database
architecture is relatively simple. However, like an e-commerce site, I
still need standard features like a consistent layout and navigation
between categories.

I've looked at some of the products out there--having worked with
OSCommerce and only looked at PHPCatalog. OSC is far more than I need;
PHPCatalog is a little closer, but not so sure if that's the best
direction . . .

I don't want to re-invent the wheel. Any recommendations for a good
little PHP inventory/catalog program out there with a MySQL backend?

Much thanks-
Tom


Ew!! OSCommerce! you said a swear :-P

Write it yourself, dude. That's a really simple project, and if you take
something off the shelf it won't do what you want it to. It might get
close, but not exactly what you want.

dave
Feb 13 '06 #3

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