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Web Assist

  WebAssist makes the Web work with market-leading extensions and plug-ins for the Adobe (formerly Macromedia) platform in eCommerce, Web design and development. Through custom integration services, WebAssist empowers businesses to extend their product's reach into the world-wide Adobe developer market. WebAssist.com hosts a developer community with over 200,000 members registered. WebAssist partners include Adobe, eBay, Yahoo!, Google, and Affinity.

Here at the Empire Think Tank we recommend the full Super Suite.   You can build anything with this suite of tools.





Software For Web Site Construction

Photoshop is a great tool for all image editing requirements.  Create images and optimize for the web.   Dreamweaver is the top wed authoring tool.  They can be purchased separately or together as a suite.

Web Premium

Web site authoring tool.  Microsoft Expression Web is a new class of tool.  FrontPage is discontinued.  Expression builds on the easy to use tools of FrontPage, but adds several tools from Visual Studio.  All with industry standards based code.  No more FrontPage specific code.

You can use the upgrade version if you already have FrontPage or any version of Microsoft Office.

Aptana is a free open source web dev tool

Umbraco CMS

Creating a simple paypal shop

ASPMASS Free ASP.NET shopping cart

Codeplex ASP.NET Community

Dash Commerce - ASP.NET

SalesCart.Net Shopping Cart
- Absolutely the worst programming combined with bad attitude customer service.  We don't even understand how they, and their lame hosting service, ComCity, are even still in business.  The hosting is outsourced.  It is sandboxed and takes as much as 60 minutes for your edits to appear live.  They claim this is a good thing.  Unbelievable!  Your money is better spent in the Nigerian lottery.

BV Commerce Shopping Cart - ASP.NET Per Domain License

Magento Shopping Cart - Free Open Source - Reported as a resource hog

LaGarde StoreFront Shopping Cart - No Longer Considered A Viable Choice (unfortunately)

OS Commerce Shopping Cart - Free Open Source - No GateKeeper so security is an issue

Presta Shopping Cart - Free Open Source

Classic ASP Tools by WebWizGuide


Web Assist

Web Grid - Plug & Play  ASP.NET

D2Storefront  ASP.NET

PD Shop - ASP.NET low per site license and server license available - volume discount feature

Comersus Classic ASP

nopCommerce  Free ASP.NET Cart

PDG Shopping Cart CGI (OS Independent) with real time QuickBooks integration

OpenEdit Digital Asset Management System

Link Directory Script by eOdessa - ASP.NET for $10