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    X-Cart E-commerce Software

    Hi everyone,

    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

    James

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    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:
    http://throughtheflower.org/store/

    The client wanted a black background, which was
    very challenging to customize X-Cart for a black
    background. Many CSS changes were needed.


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    Cool oh ok

    so do you think it would be very difficult to make the shopping cart look like this ? http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/920...nestorebg8.png as thats the store design i have being toying with for my site.

    thanks

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    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.

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    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

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    X-Cart E-commerce Software

    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 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.


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