Initial Design

Discussion created by petermorgan on May 7, 2012
Latest reply on May 13, 2012 by petermorgan

Good design they say is where Function and Poetry meet, so would someone help me with the first verse.


I am very aware that time spent initially, designing the structure of a DB, bearing in mind its function and use is so important, and to have a visual model in the mind or on paper before starting assembly. Therefore I would be most grateful if you could recommend a structure, flow and links at this early stage to prevent any suicidal thoughts on my part, many hundred hours down the line.


Description: Sales / Order Catalogue


Files: Products / Customers / Orders


Display: Products: Four Product Groups - with approx. 8 product lines per group

Display 1 page (Screen) for each Product line, with Product Details, prices and Quantity to order and to scroll to the next product sequentially, in strict order.


To output a customer order, populated with quantities from the individual product page


To enter the customer details and view/edit order details at this last step in the order process.



I have looked for templates with a similar function, but have had no joy to date. Just want to start this task by setting off on the right foot as it were.


Thanks Guys