Interactive Piggybak Demo Tour
By Steph Skardal
December 6, 2012
A new interactive tour of Piggybak and the Piggybak demo has been released at piggybak.org. Piggybak is an open source Ruby on Rails ecommerce framework built as a Rails 3 engine and intended to be mounted on existing Rails applications.
The tour leverages jTour (a jQuery plugin) and guides you through the homepage, navigation page, product page, cart and checkout pages, gift certificate page, advanced product option page, and WYSIWYG driven page. The tour also highlights several of the Piggybak plugins available and installed into the demo such as plugins that introduce advanced product navigation, advanced product optioning, and gift certificate functionality. Below are a few screenshots from the demo.
An interesting side note of developing this tour is that while I found many nice jQuery-driven tour plugins available for free or at a small cost, this jQuery plugin was the only plugin offering decent multi-page tour functionality.
You can check out the interactive tour with your own Piggybak demo.