The objective of this project is to implement a Music CD store web application with userinterface. The motivation of this project comes from my desire to learn the increasingly growingfield of .NET, SQL server database designing, website designing and their growing popularity bytaking up this case study.
The word “design” in the context of a Web Application can mean many things. Its most popular usage
probably refers to the visual and user interface (UI) design of a website. This aspect is crucial because, thevisitor is often more impressed with how a website looks and how easy it is to use than about whichtechnologies and techniques are used behind the scenes, or what operating system the web server isrunning. If the site is hard to
use and easy to forget, it just doesn’t matter what technologies was used to
create it. Unfortunately, this truth makes many inexperienced programmers underestimate the importanceof the way the invisible part of the site is implemented
the code, the database, and so on. The visual partof a site gets visitors interested to begin with, but its functionality makes them come back. A web site cansometimes be implemented very quickly based on certain initial requirements, but if not properlyarchitected, it can become difficult, if not impossible, to change. Thus, performance is also a major thrustarea in the Web application which is one of the main reasons why users get attracted to it. Growing userneeds should be taken in to concern with new features to be included. Effective performance can beachieved by making proper Database design strategy. Also, easy navigation also needs to beaccomplished while executing this project. These are the main motivations for the project.
2. System Study
2.1. Proposed System
This application, called the Music Store is implemented using C# and ASP.NET 4.0.This project covers the following implementations:1)
An online product catalog that can be browsed
: The work starts with adding manynew product catalog features which includes displaying categories, products, andproduct details.2)
Searching the Catalog
: For the visual part, a text box is used in which the visitor canenter one or more words to search through the product catalog. In Music CD Shop, the
words entered by the visitor are searched for in the products’ names and descriptions.
Also, the user can search for a particular song by entering the title, artist, style, formatand the price range.3)
A Custom Shopping Cart and checkout in ASP.NET
: A custom shopping basket is
implemented, which stores its data into the local database. Also a “shopping cartsummary control” is created that shows up in every catalog page except the shopping
Handling Customer Accounts
: In customer account system, details such as credit
card numbers are stored in a database so that customers don’t have to retype this