Zencart

Hey guys,

I am trying to set up an ecommerce site with another designer who has a very different skillset to mine. I am a capable html, css, php, javascript programmer and I handcode everything whilst the other dude favours drag and drop style editors. He has been trying to suggest using zencart and using all of these drag, drop and click ways of building pages but I believe that I can do it way quicker by hand coding it although I am not familiar with this package.

Does anyone know zencart and what would your approach and advice be in this situation. From what I can see it seems to be like setting up a blog, very restricting for a programmer, I would rather code the site by hand and then bolt-on the shopping cart afterward. I know these things are designed for those who don’t know how to code but I just can’t stand to lose control the control that it gives me.