Before you can set up a Web site in Navision, you have to have Active Server Pages (ASP pages), written in a combination of HTML code and scripting code, for the site. (Chapter 2 explains how and why Commerce Portal uses ASP pages.) ASP pages may be created by your Navision Solution Center, an Internet service provider, or an ASP programmer in your company.
Before the ASP pages can be programmed, you must decide on the structure of your Web portal. You will probably want to design your Web portal on paper as a blueprint for the development of the ASP pages.
Answer the following questions before you give your specifications to the person who will create your ASP pages:
How many Web sites do you need? See Multiple Web Sites for more information on this topic.
When Web portal users open your home page, what will they see?
Think about the general appearance of your Web portal. What colors and fonts do you want to use? Which pages will contain pictures?
What kinds of pages will each site include, and how will the Web portal user get from one page to another?
How will your Web portal be organized? Will you display items in groups of related products? Is your inventory organized to facilitate grouping the items?
Keep in mind that you want to design your ASP pages to cover your needs, both now and in the future.
A Checklist for Commerce Portal Setup
The Commerce Portal Setup Window
Organizing Items in Your Catalog