This project is about an Editor for printing greeting cards, posters, flyers and all you can imagine.
We are a company set in Germany, getting into the online printshop game. We choose magento 2 as the webstore software and have it up and running on 2.1.7.
For a start we need to add the possibility within the magento webshop to edit products like christmas cards, flyers, posters a WYSIWYG way but with an automatic svg import from our pre done PDF from Indesign to the backend editor.
How we would like it to work:
1. User comes to magento store and chooses predesigned product.
2. User starts editing the greetingcard: based on the size chosen product, the user can edit 1, 2, 3, or 4 or 6 pages. We have about 40 pre selected sizes for a start.
Editing must include:
** fileupload (pdf, jpg) and check for right resolution.
** Positioning and zooming of the photo
** Adding text, including choosing 40 standard font, font size and color.
** User must be able to change the position of the tekst, aligning, etc.
3. User works in a page with both form fields and the actual card itself. I saw systems where the user needs to fill in a form and sees the result in the next step or screen (page). That's not what I would like to see for this system.
After the editing of the card is done, the regular magento checkout procedure will be followed. The high res pdf needs to be stored somewhere on the server in a way that we can see with wich order the pdf needs to be
It would be a good idea to take a good look on how we can setup the templates.
Some good examples of how I would like the project to work are:
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We see this small project as the first step of a large development of web to print products. if this project is successful, we want to offer products like photo-books and self made magazines. Maybe A good idea to keep scalability in mind. We are also thinking of combining he shop with creating graphic products from blogs and twitters.
I am sure there are developers out there who already did a project like this and I would like to hear tips and other features a didn't think of.
Since we want to start this christmas and make some christmas Business, the system should be running ASAP. I would like to have regular updates on the progress and I think good communication is very important to make a project like this succesful.
We pay only a little in advance, we had some bad bad experiences!