03-05-2008, 04:28 PM
Just wondering if anyone had experiance of using x-cart gold or any simular versions, as i am planning to set up my own e-shop with a custom design and was wondering what steps i should take before i buy this software if any ?
Thanking you in advance
03-05-2008, 07:20 PM
I've used it and found it fairly easy to customize.
Has a lot of nice features ... but it's expensive.
The installation was easy too, and they do have
a support forum. In some cases, they have too
many options (like shipping charges) that took me
a while to figure out.
I used X-Cart Gold ... for this client:
The client wanted a black background, which was
very challenging to customize X-Cart for a black
background. Many CSS changes were needed.
03-05-2008, 07:59 PM
so do you think it would be very difficult to make the shopping cart look like this ? http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9207/onlinestorebg8.png as thats the store design i have being toying with for my site.
03-06-2008, 12:13 AM
oh dear, another "black" website.
It is more difficult to do for these reasons ...
1) Their CSS style sheets are lengthy.
2) They have background colors already set to #fff (white).
3) They have text colors set to blacks, reds, dark colors.
4) Many of their .gif images do not have transparent backgrounds.
So, you need to do a lot of tweaking to reverse the colors.
You will have this problem with ANY ecommerce script (not just X-Cart).
The only saving grace might be if you find a "skin" or "theme" that someone
else has created (that looks the same).
I actually hate black websites myself (personal opinion) ... but if that's what
you want, you'll have to work hard for it. Count on spending a lot of time
tweaking the style sheets.
03-06-2008, 01:35 AM
oh ok as long as its doable i enjoy a good challenge :-) cheers for the info i didnt have a clue how they worked or anything
I've used x-cart on a number of my client's sites and it's worked rather well for them. I can also recommend you to try Product Catalog Builder (http://www.productcatalogbuilder.com/) for creating electronic catalogs. This program is very useful for e-commerce. You can read about advantages of its usage on program's official site.