Since I started working at this auto dealer vendor I’ve been thinking a lot about creating a CMS for independent car dealer websites. Just getting started is kind of a big deal because the platform to work on needs to be identified.
Continuing on with my hatred of developing a hybrid app . . . I had tried several login options and was having a difficult time getting any to work. After trying to get stuff to work about 3 different times I found a good tutorial at http://phonegappro.com/tutorials/phonegap-login-system-using-php-mysql/. Walking through the example line by line was still giving me some errors. I figured that $5 was a small price to pay rather than spend hours trying to debug my efforts. I got the code and . . . it didn’t work. But that was because of the configuration of my server. …
The app I’m developing is for car dealerships. It was suggested that the dealership inventory display in the app. Being a web developer I figured this is easy. Having used jQuery DataTables in the past this seemed like a good tool to use for displaying the inventory list. It proved to be a little more difficult than I expected.
I started a new job and one of the first projects I was given was to create a mobile app. I’m pretty good at programming websites and figured it wouldn’t be a big deal. Create a mobile friendly website, give customers the link, and all is good. Nope, didn’t work that way.
My experience with auto dealers is that they typically don’t ask for help with their marketing strategy. This is a major issue because this should be the #1 area. Without a clearly defined marketing strategy everything becomes disconnected and more of a shotgun method (shoot it out there and you’re bound to hit something).
It’s been a year since I had to change the CMS for two car dealerships. Now it appears that I’ll be doing it again. Not a fun journey.
I figured with my new found love of Bootstrap it was time to give these sites some new life. Just playing around with some very basic coding I redesigned an information page about Scion cars.
Creating a custom coupon page for the VinSolutions dealer websites platform was easy using the new w3schools w3.css. This DIY basic guide will walk you through the steps needed to create nice looking coupons that work on desktop and mobile.
After several months of attempting to make coupon pages look good on our dealership VinSolutions websites there now seems to be an easy solution! thanks to w3schools new css code our coupon pages look great on desktop and mobile.
A new wrinkle arose trying to use bootstrap on the VinSolutions auto dealership website platform. The resulting workaround solution was not optimal but has other benefits.