[ic] Assessing interchange
03 Sep 2000 02:59:53 -0400
"Marcus" <email@example.com> writes:
> 2) In general, how much time should I put aside to learning how to:
> Stage 1) Setup and integrate Interchange with a custom design?
I have just finished setting up my first site. So, I feel like I can
accurately access this. My partner and I spent a total of about 50
hours getting the first draft of the site done. This is a good draft,
so it will only need minor tweaking now. However, those little
details can eat up a bunch of time. Before my partner started helping
me, I spent probably about 15 hours just trying to figure out how to
start (meaning getting a demo catalog installed to start modifying,
make changes and see them take effect, other misc getting started
Others may be able to do it faster. I have several strikes against
me. First, I'vee been running fairly sleep deprived for about two
weeks. Second, I've never done an e-commerce site before. So, I'm
wasn't familiar with the design/implementations of e-commerce
packages. All my experience was in just static html and my own
perl/cgi single pages. Prior to starting, I had spent about 50 hours
doing site design on paper. This included database design/data
modeling. However, the database design was thrown out because it
wasn't compatible with minivend. Even still, the experience was good
because we understood out data very well before starting.
> Stage 2) Add functions such as customer reviews or extended customer
I'll tell you in a week or so. I have a fairly significant mod to
make that is probably on this caliber.
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