I am new to Magento and I am looking for help before I invest a lot of time building a site with Magento I would like to see how easy or difficult it would be to implement this layout. I sell discontinued dinnerware and will have 100’s of categories, so a standard e-commerce site will not work well for me.
What I would be looking for is a 3 different page designs (layouts) 1 for mfg’s, 1 for Mfg patterns and standard layout with detailed header for products. I will have four main categories: China, Crystal, Flatware, and Collectibles. Each category will land on a Mfg page (text only) to the Mfgs Patterns page (photo and text name only) and the products for that pattern. I included some images to give a visual idea. On a scale from 1 - 10, 1 being not to hard some code in a couple pages, to 10 being a total custom front end site design.
Main page > China (mfgs list)
see (Cat 1 Pg 1 MFG.jpg)
Main page > China > Lenox (Lenox pattern list)
see (Cat 1 Pg 2 Patterns.jpg)
Main page > China > Lenox > Lenox Carolina (Blue Flowers) (Lenox product list)
see (Cat 1 Pg 3 Product Page.jpg)