This is my business website. I’ve been doing Zen Cart modifications (and also working with a handful of other carts) since 2006. Live Site: http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com Tools Bootstrap Ericka Template Story For years I had a static HTML site designed for desktops. Here’s what the old site looked like: In 2013, I finally updated my site to use Twitter Boostrap 3 so it could be easily viewed on mobile devices.
This is the store where I sell my mods (mostly Zen Cart). Live Site: http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/store Tools Zen Cart Story For years, I would distribute software manually. I’d get a payment and then email the software, either from my desktop or from my Blackberry. Why didn’t I use Zen Cart? I know, it seems crazy. Honestly, I was just too busy building sites for other people to build my own.
Zen Cart and osCommerce
I have so many Zen Cart mods that I need three four demo stores to show them all! I also host an osCommerce demo site because some of my mods have been posted to that platform. Live Site: http://www.thatsoftwareguy2.com/ Tools Bootstrap Ericka Template Story Some of my modifications overlap each other, so I really had to create multiple sites to show off all of them. I wound up using one of Picaflor Azul’s many templates - the one I settled on was Responsive Sheffield Blue.
I’m just getting started with Shopify. I built a little demo shop so people can see what using a Shopify store is like. Live Site: http://thatsoftwareguy-flowers.myshopify.com/ Tools Shopify Liquid Story Shopify does not offer as much customizability as Zen Cart, but if you’re not a software developer (or don’t have access to low-cost help), TCO will likely wind up up being lower. It depends on whether this trade off makes sense for you.
This is my book group website. We have been reading together for more than ten years. Live Site: http://tampabaybookgroup.org Tools Jekyll Hyde jekyll-amazon Story I maintained this site just by editing HTML for many years. I wanted to do something more sophisticated, but never seemed to get around to it. One day, though, I noticed that some of my old Amazon-generated links were no longer working. Rather than going through and testing them all, I decided to completely rebuild the site using Amazon’s API, so I could be guaranteed of getting good URLs.
This is my blog. Live Site: http://thatsoftwareguy.com/blog Tools Wordpress Story Yet another boring blog. I mostly talk about Zen Cart stuff. Lots of the content is just copied from my main site. Almost exclusively read by my mother.
This is my YouTube channel. Lots of videos about Zen Cart. Live Site: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCUsYq9lvnWRD2C9yurCNCQ
This is my collection of vintage restaurant coffee cups. Live Site: http://vintagecups.com Tools [LAMP stack] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle))
This is my Hugo-based site on Github. Live Site: http://scottcwilson.github.io Tools Hugo Aglaus Theme ShrinkTheWeb Markdown Pro Github Pages Source for this website: https://github.com/scottcwilson/hugosite The hugosite repo readme describes how I publish the blog. I think my technique is much easier than the one described in the Hugo documentation.