http://www.deloreanjewellery.co.uk/dies … sting.html
I can't read that green text even with my glasses on. CoffeeCup... Yeah, they are the best!
To give an example: I had two sites running for some time, one built with another program similar to VSD - a static site, and one built (with a new URL to boot) with Shopping Cart. Within 3 or 4 months, my shopping cart site was outranking my older static site.
So you have to ask yourself if the learning curve, and extra work involved in setting up both a VSD & Cart site is worth it to you. I agree the URLs are a nice advantage, but it depends on how much time you want to put into it.
If you are considering VSD in conjunction, I would suggest looking at the mega pack for $289 on the Home Page. You basically get it, and a whole heap of other useful programs too, for $60 more than the PRO eCommerce pack.
Tom interesting point thanks, I cant read any of the text without my glasses, so i had not spotted that
I use traffic lights almost so green denotes go to, red denotes stop on page, original colour or alternative colour to denote page you are at (amber shows really badly so not used)
Thanks for pointing it out, i may try alternatives Started using CC VSD in January 2009, I don't do HTML code, sales close to £100,000 from my SCCP & SCDP shop to date, Enjoying semi-retirement
Hosted FREE on CC S DRIVE www.chauffeurdrivenluxurycars.co.uk
My new VSD & SCCP site Oct 2011 www.deloreanjewellery.co.uk
A few hours from a CC template www.triking.herobo.com hosted free 000webhost
Sell something with VSD privately easily www.toptenwebsite.co.uk SOLD
It's very easy and intuitive and does exactly what I need without too much filler.
I have built up a bit up a decent SEO ranking on the search engines with my ebay, zazzle, Facebook and Twitter presences so hopefully that will almost offset anything that VSD would have done anyway.
Thanks again to everyone for helping me get going!
Whichever way you decide to go, I'd try out all the software concerned, as you get fully functional trials (usually 20+ days at least), and then you know exactly what suits your needs. Based on what you've said though, the Pro Cart & Pro Designer (maybe with the Alpha Pro theme which looks quite edgy), and I think you're set.
Although, you still may want to consider the mega pack, as you'd get good use out of at least 3 - 4 other programs in it (sitemapper, contact forms, photo gallery where you could put a complete catalogue of your shirts regardless of whether they're in stock), and you'd get VSD too, to use later on if you want to expand on your site. Good luck with all your decisions.
It seems to be the most bang for my buck and gives me room to grow...
You guys ROCK!
When you get yourself up & going, try to get your sitemapper on the go, and you can either link it in so it matches with your cart exactly using the HTML Editor (with help from our resident expert Eric), or possibly Viv, paintbrush or Eric can help with how to do it in VSD. The sitemapper has really helped my rankings, and I only submitted it a week or two ago.
Anyway, you've got plenty of time to delve into the other programs, so congrats on your choice.
Just outta curiosity, how do I find your site(s)?
Yeah no biggie but when you get a sec just send a message through ebay so I can check out your work.
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