Setting Up a Virtual Storefront

The rest of this chapter is devoted to setting up a small site that serves as the e-commerce base for a fictitious company, PseudEcom Corporation,[2] and that implements several of the functions listed in the chapter introduction. In this section, we’ll design a storefront home page that provides general information about the site and points to its other major areas. Then we’ll cover implementation of those areas in the sections to follow.

[2] PseudEcom = pseudo (fake) e-com, pronounced SOO-de-com.

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