Hi, I'm checking out BC at the moment and wondering if this would suit a project I have. I need to create a database driven website of a plant database. Each plant will have quite a few fields (eg genus, species, photosgraphs, habitat, life form, - there are many fields) and I'll also need to set up quite a few categories (flowers, grasses, trees, exotics, herbs etc). It needs to be easy for my client to update and ideally I would need to import the data from a CSV file as there are hundreds of plants and flowers. Is this something BC could handle easily or is it stretching it a bit ... ? Would trying to create this be cumbersome by doing this online as I'm used to setting up a system on my local WAMP server first. I noticed an ecommerce module with a catalogue component but I don't think this will be enough. I need to be able to lay out templates such as 'category listing for top level categories' 'category listing' 'plant detail' - and I would need to be able to customise each template so the data sits where I want it (I'm good with html and css). I am also after a really good search tool so visitors can filter their search by some of my categories. I hope this would work, but would appreciate a realistic answer because if its not suitable I may keep BC in mind for simpler projects. Thanks in advance.
Based on your requirements you can either try setting this up using the ecommerce feature or perhaps the better option is to use Web Apps to set this all up.
For more details...
Additional Web Apps resources can be found below.
- http://bcgurus.com/hero (video tutorials)
Hope this helps!