Throughout this course, you will be working on several aspects of the implementation of an e-commerce Web site for an organization of your choosing, either real or imaginary. The work will focus on actual development work on an e-commerce prototype Web site.
The first step will be to select an organization as the target for your e-commerce implementation plan. This organization will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the following guidelines:
- Nontrivial: The selected or invented organization should be substantial enough to allow for the reasonable expectation of e-commerce traffic and interest.
- Domain knowledge: Choose a topic for your organization that is familiar enough to allow you to focus on the planning and development tasks without having to spend significant time learning more.
- Accessibility: Your organization’s products will need to be visualized in a product catalog, so make sure that you can find images from a search engine that can represent what you plan to sell. You may use existing images; you do not have to make them yourself. For example, if you plan to sell cigars, many images of cigars are available online.
- Relevance: Services and advisory type products (e.g., consulting services) may not be appropriate for this assignment. Physical products are recommended. If you are not sure, consult with your instructor and be prepared with alternatives. Motivation is important, but keep the focus on learning and experience.
- Appropriateness: Aim your project toward a general audience. Professionalism is required
Note: You are permitted to select a company or organization that already exists. You will not be able to use existing code or layout, but you may use some branding elements (such as a logo) in your project, if you wish.
There is no documentation required for this assignment. However, you should write down your decisions and ideas so that you can refer to them in later units of this course.
Once you have decided on an organization and its products, it is time to create your application service provider (ASP) Web site.
To build the e-commerce project, you will need to download and install the following software:
Click the above link to open the installation instructions. You will need to install the ASP.NET module for ITSD325, as indicated in the instructions.
Once you have completed installation, watch the video lessons for Unit 1. These are listed in the Learning Activities for Unit 1. These lessons show how to create an ASP project and how to add some simple content to the page.
When you have completed viewing these lessons, create a project with the following parameters:
- The project type must be an ASP.NET Web application using .NET Framework (not Core) and the C# programming language.
- Use a single Web form named Home.aspx, not an HTML page.
- Tip: To view a page in a browser window, right-click on it either in the editing window or in Solution Explorer, and then click “View in browser.”
- In your own words, provide a message welcoming visitors to your e-commerce site, explaining briefly what the organization is and describing what products you plan to sell. Invite users to visit the catalog page and make a purchase.
- Display at least 1 logo or image that is relevant to the topic of your site. This can be a logo for the organization, an image of a product you plan to sell, or something else that is related in some way. Although not required, you can quickly create your own logo at Design Iconic, Looka, or LogoMakr.
When you have finished creating this project, save it on your hard drive, and create a ZIP out of the folder it resides in.
Unit 1 Project Deliverables
Your deliverable for the Unit 1 Individual Project is a ZIP containing your first ASP project.
Please submit your assignment.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Student submitted a Visual Studio project of the correct type and language.
Web page welcomes visitors and explains the organization and its products.
Web page displays a logo or image relevant to the content