View Full Version : How complex would this be..

04 Jul 2006, 09:20 PM
Hello, I had recently come up with an idea for a website and was wondering if anyone could give me an idea on how complex the development side of it might be. Im fine on the design aspects of the site but Im pretty much a noob when it comes to the serverside parts. The idea is basically this...It would basically be an online community type deal. But the profiles would be sort of an individuals own little product page where they could upload product pics, info, etc. Customers could then use a basic shopping cart system to purchase whatever that seller had to offer via paypal. The transaction would be completely between the customer and the seller. Im looking to do something along those lines but very basic and small scale. What language(s) would be best to look into for a project like that? Thanks for any help! :nana:

05 Jul 2006, 10:01 AM
you could do this very easily in ASP.net 2.0 using the free visual studio express and an access database or an SQL server.

The good thing about asp.net 2.0 is that it abstracts data access into simple to use objects that are ideal for small sites. There are even some starter packs... one for selling online and another for creating a simple memberships site. That's all you need by the sounds of it!


of course you can go a lot further with asp.net than using these datacontrols and develop your site further. but unlike php, asp, etc, you arn't going to have to do much if any coding because of the abstraction and the site simplicity.