Recently, Devellion released CubeCart V5 beta 4. This built on the third beta, which introduced a new template system – something that we have long been lobbying for. Whilst CC5 is still in the early phase of its development, we have already begun crafting our next skin. In fact, planning and drafting commenced in early January 2010. The main part of the design has been finalized. We now need your suggestions…
What’s so great about CubeCart V5
Such additions were implemented through modifications to CubeCart’s core PHP files. This made updating CubeCart a long, tedious and rather complex process. CubeCart V5 tackles this problem on two fronts:
- Code Hooks (that’s plug-ins to me and you)
- PHP template files
These two “features” allow us to implement enhancements in a way that was just not possible previously.
Have your say…
As always, we will be forging a number of nifty enhancements into our skins. We hope to include some of the old favorites (AJAX Add To Cart, Speed Optimization etc.), along with a number of additional tools/features:
- Dynamic Search Suggestion
- Color Theme Builder (more on this later)
- AJAX Pagination & Sorting
- Flexible Product Grids (more on this later)
- Super Category Navigation
- Content Slideshows
We are also considering dropping IE6 support. Do you think that this is a bad idea? Do you have any feedback, suggestions or recommendations for us? Please do let us know your thoughts by posting a comment below or opening a support ticket through our Help Desk.