The second last of my freelance projects for the year, Ruth Ruthven Jewellery, was also my first ever e-commerce shopping site. I’ve integrated with payment engines in the past for s1jobs and other related sites, but this is the first time I’ve built a full shopping cart style online store.
The shop was built on Zen Cart, with PayPal integration handing the credit card side of things. One benefit of Zen Cart is that you can use their CMS to allow editing of other pages. So, for example, Ruth has control over the Upcoming Events page via the CMS, even though that page technically sits outside of the shop.