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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Common Commerce-Site Elements

No two commerce projects are exactly alike. Nearly every company will have its own idea about what its commerce application should look and feel like, complete with a wish list and feature requirements.

That said, a number of common elements appear in one shape or another on most online commerce sites. If your project is about selling goods or services to the general public, it makes sense to implement a format that’s reasonably familiar to users. This section discusses some of the features nearly all shopping sites have in common.

Storefront Area

Most online shopping starts at some type of storefront page, which presents the user with a top-level view of the items or services for sale. Depending on the number ...

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