Thanks for replying ikthius but maybe I was clear enough.
I know these general technologies exist (I use php & MySQL now) but to develop an entire combined CMS/eCommerce application from scratch may not be the best approach. I’m thinking why reinvent the wheel, when you can plug, skin and play!
Is there a clear favourite CMS for eCommerce solutions? One that has modules for say uploading products items, setting prices etc, and one that has modules for credit card transactions.
I’m happy doing the look and feel CSS around all of this, and writing/modifying the odd php script. I suppose that I and trying to find a suitable CMS with modules that will take the grunt work out of coding what must be commonly required features of an eCommerce app.
Hopefully people have some experiences they can share on this.
Tob, this is making sense now. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to answer this fully – its really appreciated and given me heaps to play with now.
Pab, yeah I was going down the includes route but was having difficulty figuring out how to detect the page type. I basically missed the point that you can have different templates which you link at page definition time. Doh!