Let me start off by saying that I'm an 18 year old that is relatively new at ASP.NET, C#, and VB
. I know HTML and CSS pretty strongly, but as I'm moving into college, I wanted to create a database style site for my companies, so that if I cannot make the updates, someone else easily can. I love the TBH design for this reason, because it allows me to do that, while adding many other awesome features (RSS, ecommerce, you all know the deal).
Right now I'm working on a project for one of my companies. It has hundreds of products and wants a mixture between an informational and e-commerce site. Now, I've followed TBH pretty much to the end, and have made some decent progress with understanding the code and the application, but I've hit somewhat of a roadblock. I'm trying to create a downloads section that is adaptable for each product (some products have one download, some have 0, some have 4 or 5). Now, I've created a simple Downloads section to the site, which is linked to the products section, but not as thoroughly as I would like.
The URL for the site is http://www.lawsonhemphill.com/lakotooldatabase/Web/
It is still in the developmental stage, and I'm actually working on a complete visual reconstruction now. If you want to log in, admin/admin works as username/password (like I said, its all developmental, and nothing thats on the site is valid or important, so I'm not afraid of anyone changing anything.) I'm also working on URL remapping, SEO
, and sitemap/breadcrumb work, but I'm trying to take everything one step at a time, so Downloads comes first.
If you look under "Get Brochures & Technical Info", its very sloppy. (a little more than the rest of the site). The download links all work, but as you can see, some of the products don't fit all of the download slots. I linked the two sections using the "add/edit product" page, and an example can be seen here:
So (if you've survived reading this long), my question is, how would I go about making a "Downloads" section that is less rigid, and more like a "Manage Categories" section?