Now I said I would update you on my progress with creating an online shop for my wifes business. So, this is what I have so far.
I've taken the original Online Shop packaged application, then modified and funked it up a little it using Apex 4 early adopter (if you haven't already then get yourself an account at Apex 4 EA). Specifically, I have used some of Anthony Rayner's excellent plugins from his recent blogpost, which I highly recommend that you use as a starting point. The plugins in question are those to create and control a slider and drag and drop.
Please visit my demo shop application and have a play around. It's obviously only a first cut, just to test drive some Apex 4 features, and is obviously a long long way off being useful. The features you may want to try are:
- You can drag and drop products (the image) to the shopping basket and the number of items will increment.
- There is a slider which can be used to view all products with the slider value as the minimum price. A bit of Ajax is used to reduce/increase the products displayed.
- There is an autocomplete search box using the new Text Item with Autocomplete, straight out of the box.
If you want to play with the drag and drop, you will need to do this first as setting the slider renders this feature unusable. I will work on this, just not tonight.
Let me know how you get on, and if anyone is interested then I will blog again on how it was developed.