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Building Online Stores with osCommerce: Beginner Edition by David Mercer

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Chapter 5. Customization

I will grant that up ‘til now, the site as shown in many of the screenshots looks pretty mangy, with a gray body area, broken image links, box headings that don’t match the background, default text that means nothing in the context of the new site, and so forth. All of this needs to be changed to a professional and aesthetically pleasing interface, which will help encourage and facilitate the purchase of your goods.

Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Well, in a way it is and in a way it isn’t. The reason we still have designers with jobs is because by and large the average person on the street finds it difficult to produce a site that looks like it has had money invested in the design. But as much as they would tell you differently, ...

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