Hello, I am new to web design but I recently built a pretty good website layout for my clothing store through html/css/js. Now Im not completely done with it. Ive sorted out all the content and pictures so what I need to do now is just make the sub pages and add the respective content, but the main layout and everything is done.
So now my question is, what route would you suggest for me to take to build this store. I dont know the first thing about how e-commerce works, so is it even possible for me to do this on my own? Ive seen some of the free shopping carts but before I tried anything I wanted to talk to some experts.
This is how I want my store to be: basically I want thumbnails of my products with options underneath such as 'color' 'size' 'add to cart' etc... But heres the complicated part, I also want them to be able to click the thumbnail to get a better view of the particular item in either a new pop up window or just some type of popup in the same window. Soon I am hoping to have thousands of items on my website which will be for sale. Will I need to make a separate page for each item? If so, will I need to go and make each separate page individually? Is there anyway to simplify the process? Any advice would help...Thanks a lot for your time.
Notes: I am familiar with positioning, formatting, linking etc... in html/css. I am NOT familiar with PHP, but if that is what is necessary for this store I can get myself familiar enough with it to follow instructions like I did with Java Script. I just need you to give me your expert advice on what would be the most efficient way to do this.