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#1 Guest_Doug_*

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:38 AM


I'd like to set up two sites that use Shopp and its Canada Post shipping module. Ideally, I'd like to use Builder to do that. I really, really like Builder's option of being able to have a different layout on different pages (for example, some pages with a blog, some without), as well as being able to make unanticipated changes in the future.

This is going to have to be done in the next few weeks (by Aug 15?). I understand that Flexx themes have been redesigned to accomodate Shopp, but that revisions to Builder are still in the works.

So my question is, if I want to add Shopp and its Canada Post shipping plugin to a theme I will made with the current version of Builder, will that be very difficult and time consuming? In other words, am I really putting myself at a disadvantage by not purchasing a Flexx theme?

So that you can judge my own technical capability - I have built in FrontPage and am familiar with making a lot of changes to another site I have built by a consulting using a Flexx theme. But I don't know CSS and only little html.


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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:23 AM

Hi Doug,

I think you should go for Flexx. If you do not know css, and little html, Builder might be a bit overwhelming, and you appear to be on a tight deadline. There is no Shopp integration in Builder whatsoever. And apart from the plugin integration, you need to think about all the styling and design, which, in case you wish to do your own design, can take a lot of time (in particular with little to no css knowledge).


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#3 Guest_Doug_*

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:06 PM

Thanks Ronald, I really appreciate the comment. I had not realized that CSS would have been that important to get going with Builder.