Thanks Ian! It gets me in the right mindset. Do you have a suggested workflow for me (extensions to use)?
I was thinking this:
First off create the website, save as a template so it stays consistant. I want to have a header, where the logo will go ; navigation menu ; sign in area ; and a footer...of course some content areas.
Here is the layout I am trying to get to work with my plans : attachment.php?attachmentid=2002&d=1265056790 (created in photoshop)
1. user registration -> Security Assist
2. Design Submission -> DataAssist, Digital File Pro, and Universal Email
3. In the Back end, you will use DataAssist to create the admin pages. So it will create a result page of all the designs submitted and an update page to make update and then you will use Universal Email to send out emails to users.
4. on the front pages, for the check out, you could use eCart to create your check out pages.
Is it proper to create the whole website layout and such before moving onto the log-in items? I just don't know how to "prepare" for the back end things...do I leave tables blank for the sign in area, and a blank content table on the content pages? Or do I create an editable region for these? ....