>> the following was posted by me as a reply in another thread. I wanted to start a discussion specifically about the web site I am going to build. I *need* your feedback, ideas, opinions etc as to what would make this work. Development will begin in the next few weeks when I have the requirements detailed (which will be based on your feedback). I estimate completion sometime beginning of July. Just an idea of what to expect: The goal (or mission) is to provide a resource that makes cuttlefish ownership as easy as possible for anyone. The site will be built around the "cycle" of owning a cuttle. Starting folks off with deciding if owning a cuttle is right for them, what to know before hand, preperation, aquisition (of materials and the cuttles), feeding, maintenence, tankmates, breeding, etc - all in chronological fashion so people can easily jump to the portion of the site that applies to where they are in the stage of thier cuttle relationship. Each 'stage' will be complimented with articles, recommendations, discussions, products, etc appropriate to that stage. Hybrid eCommerce: I will be building a custom eCommerce engine for folks to purchase anythng/everything they will need for thier cuttles' lifetime. I wont be actually selling most of the items myself - which is where the hybrid component comes in to play - it will link to websites that sell what I don't (directly to the product) - and can act as a passthru for selling items that can be drop shipped (i.e. you cuttle breaders will be able to sell your cuttles thru the site - the site will keep track of stock, expected availibility dates, backordering ,etc). All eComm components (direct selling, forward to other sites and pass-thru selling) will be presented via the same engine so it wont seem disjointed like mosts sites that attempt hybrid eComm. Customized "your account" area for tracking your own progress, uploading pics, journaling your experience and requesting help from others. Discussion Forums / Live chat tools / articles will also be included If successful with cuttles, I will be duplicating the engine for other pet specialties.