Hey guys i need some advices before starting a new project and maybe start it the wrong way. I have been away for some time i think i worder with version 4.0.3. or something like this but now i have another client and another shop to make. As i can see there are a lot of changes like bootstrap css, API etc.
So here some basic data about what i need to do and what my client want from the shop:
- 2 different currencies (EUR primary, RUB)
- 3 languages (Russian, English, Slovenian)
- i guess 1 store is a proper choise or it should be 2?
So here are some question where i need some opinions, suggestions and answers:
1.) Different storefronts (homepages) for each language?
I looked at admin panel, try few things and read some answers at this forum but didn't get any proper solution. Is it possible to have a different storefront for each language? It doesn't need to be different layout or different blocks or anything like this (even if this will be nice too) but how can i add different banners in “Main banners” block? I tried a few thing and nothing really works? I clicked on different languages at the left side in “Design → layouts->Homepage tab” but nothing happens. Banners are still the same for all languages? How to show let's say russian banners on russian homepage, english banners on english homepage etc? Is it possible? Possible for other things too not just banners? Maybe different layouts for every language?
2.) Bootstrap CSS (responsive?)
Like i said before i noticed that CS cart now use Bootstrap CSS. Pretty cool but is this older version of bootstrap (2.3) or it's a new one (3.0)?
I read that next version of CS cart will also have a mobile (responsive) templates? What's the easiest way to change one of the build in templates to make it responsive?
I read in your KB that i need to download bootstrap with responsive items checked and then replace a current version of CSS. But there (at bootstrap) are many other options to choose as well. So what else i need to choose (if anything)?
3.) Full width theme
I guess i will choose one of your build in theme and customize it. But please in next version add at least one full width theme. Right now i think there is only one theme with different colours which doesn't really helps as i can change colors by build in editor. With full width i just mean full width header and footer with centered (960px or something like that) container for content.
4.) Languages and currencies
Is it maybe possible to automatically switch the language depends on which currency is choosen and vise versa. For example when russian language is choosen, show prices in RUB?
What about switching languages or currency automatically based on user location (IP address)?
So i hope i will receive some answers and suggestions here. Most important thing for me right now are 1.) and 2.) all other is not so “critical” right now.
Maybe you have any other (easier) solution or approach just write it i will be happy to read other approaches too. It's better to ask first and start the right way than start the wrong way and try to fix it up later.