Project Objectives: Asteroid Publishing provides quality titles to readers that seek unique reads versus a mass selection. Our task was to create e-commerce functionality that would allow clients to purchase ebooks securely. We had to provide full integration with Mobi-pocket systems, find innovative solutions for order processing and create navigational structure.

Website Design

  • Create a visually attractive appearance
  • Motivate visitors to sign on and browse through the site
  • Provide intuitive navigation

Web Development
Front-end What Visitors See

  • Secure user registration and login
  • Secure payment processing
  • Ordering process, with option to choose hard copy delivered or download soft copy from the site using mobipocket.com API
  • Order Management:  browse orders, see orders status, see orders history

Back-end Administration and Automated Processes

  • Secure Login:  password protected back end system, assigned to specific IPs
  • Order Management:  browse incoming orders, change order status, see order history
  • User Management:  add/remove/ban users
  • Communication:  send mass messages to users
  • Content Management System (CMS)
    • easy and intuitive options to change text and images on the site
  • Site Statistics:  number of registered and logged in users per day/month/year, number of orders, revenue
  • Incoming Requests Management:  browse through requests received via email and Contact Us form, and respond to the questions
  • Books Management:  upload new books information, images and chapters in PDF or text format

Technologies Used

  • PHP, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, DHTML, MySQL, mobipocket.com API integration, PayPal integration