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  • By rstevenson
    Jan 10, 2009
    "You need this book..." I consider myself to be an experienced computer user, and even a sometimes programmer and developer. I thought the Zen Cart forums and wiki and tutorials would be sufficient. But then I saw this book. It's great! This book is the "missing manual" for Zen Cart. It carefully and thoroughly leads you through what you need to know to get started with Zen Cart. Most of all it keeps you from having to search the forums, not knowing, usually, what you're looking for. It has a well done Index and a well organized set of chapters, so no matter which way you approach a problem, you can find what you need. There's only about 40 pages (out of nearly 400 in total) about customizing your store. But to be fair, that could easily be a whole book all to itself. This is the manual for Zen Cart, and it gets you started with your customization. And it's a good start. This is the first time I've ever purchased a print-after-order book, and I didn't know what to... More > expect as far as quality. I'm very pleased with the paper and binding quality, and with the layout and readability of the book. I expect it'll be well thumbed and marked up in the near future. I think I need to go buy a box of sticky notes.< Less
  • By ericbirk
    Jul 24, 2007
    "Fantastic!" This book is money well spent. I am running on a WHM/cPanel hosting account and the Zen cart download went flawlessly. I even downloaded a great template with the help of this book. I love all of the power and options of Zen Cart but in my opinion the stock front page is ugly and cluttered, but there are a ton of free and purchasable templates out there on the web. This book is very in depth about all of the screens and options and the pictures look exactly as they appeared on my computer. I have been running an eBay store as well as an html based pay pal shopping cart for years and decided to take a step up in professionalism to a PHP based shopping cart. So far I am very impressed with this book and Zen Cart as a whole. At first when I opened up my Zen Cart admin page it seemed very overwhelming, but this book helped me cut right into it and start making progress immediately, cleaning up the front page and omitting all of the standard options that I did not... More > like, as well as the email and log in options. I highly recommend this book.< Less
  • By sierra
    Jun 17, 2007
    "Worthless" I bought this book primarily for its info on installing a local web server. I did the installation, exactly following the steps outlined in the book. But the Apache service wouldn't start. The book's advice if one of the components doesn't start is to "press the Start button". I pressed the start button and it still didn't start. So what next? No troubleshooting guide, no weblinks indicating where I can get help, no clue as to what the issue could be.> So on only page 34, I'm dead in the water. The book is totally worthless. Worse than worthless because after the installation, my internet connection was all screwed up and is only running at 24k (SLOW dial-up speed). It was torture going thru all the links to write this review at that speed but I wanted to save others from wasting their money and screwing up their computers!!!
  • By Joe Rubio
    Apr 2, 2007
    "A great book" I've been using this book now for a few weeks and find it a great help in understanding the operation of the Zen Cart store. This book is the user manual I supply to my web development customers now. Great Book!
  • By dkessler
    Mar 28, 2007
    "Re: An operational bible for Zen Cart users" The question is does it give enough information to enable an inexperienced user to at least START customizing his zen cart shop???????? Dave
  • By mxkey
    Mar 26, 2007
    "I would love to Review this book" Unfortunately, I would first have to be able to purchase a copy and read it. If there were any other way to raise the author's attention then I would. Mr. Hoek your shopping cart is not working well. There are buttons to update my order and to continue shopping but no button to process my order. So until then, I will consider purchasing that other book and wait for Mr. Hoek to fix his shopping cart. Gregg
  • By Robert Thompson
    Mar 23, 2007
    "William has a point" After terrible experiences with CRE Loaded, I've decided to go the XHTML route as that seems to be the trend with Adobe and Mickeysoft. However, unless this book contained a CD of some nice skins and some examples step-by-step on how to create such skins, I too agree with William and I just don't think I'll be buying this book. BUT I WILL KEEP SUPPORTING ZenCart, Small Flash components within ZenCart Templates, and Flex2/ActionScript 3.0 small components within ZenCart Templates (which are .swf's also and are valid within XHTML). Whole Flash sites, CRE Loaded, it all seems passe now.
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Cucumber Media Pte Ltd
June 2, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
2.54 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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