Looking for online catalog package/template

Oct 6, 2006 at 11:38 PM
I'm a .Net developer and am wanting to put a website together featuring a product catalog, not necessarily with full shopping cart capabilities. Rather than build it from scratch, which has undoubtedly been done many thousands of times by other developers, I'm hoping I can find something prebuilt that can be easily customized for appearance (preferably CSS driven). Ideally it would be something designed to work with SQL Server or MS-Access.

Getting something like this will allow me to limit most of my time to the tedious work of populating the catalog with all of the product data. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

- Robert -
Oct 12, 2006 at 8:11 PM
I came across this today:


It looks pretty customizable - all in C# or VB.
Nov 7, 2006 at 9:02 PM
There are a couple free ones I know of that are fairly full-featured. One is downloadable from the Apress website, http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=415, and can be viewed live at http://www.cristiandarie.ro/BalloonShop/ (there is a companion book that explains the code and the logic).

The other can be downloaded at http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTitle/productCd-0764584642.html, it again has a companion book. Check out the completed site at http://www.dotnet2themax.com/thebeerhouse/

The BeerHouse is alo discussed on Codeplex, http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=TheBeerHouse