E-Commerce from the ground upThis client and they showed me their existing site which was simply a single page with a graphic of their logo. They wanted a way to manage their reservations online if possible, so I came up with a proposal. They liked the proposal and said that I could proceed.
Now I had to decide how to build it. I have been an ASP.NET WebForms developer up to this point which is some time in 2009. But ASP.NET MVC has just emerged and I'm liking what I see. So I decide to dive right in and nervously choose to build the application in MVC.
After a few months, I built a pretty robust web application that allows customers to make reservation requests online and then the site administrators get notified of the new request. The reservation form also validates whether a particular date range is available for a selected room.
The site admin can then contact the customer and make sure that all their information is correct and get their payment information to book the reservation.
Now my client has a clean reliable application that stores and handles all the customer and reservation data in one place instead of the paper method they were previously using.
Web site specs:
- ASP.NET MVC 1
- jQuery 1.3.2
- SQL Server 2008 R2