About Scot's Scripts
We've been in the MIVA scene developing scripts and modules since the late 90's when MIVA was just a sparkle in KoolKat's eye. We've got the experience, and it shows in our scripts and MIVA modules.
Scripts like Scot's banner control module adds rotating advertisement banners or featured products to any page in your store, or our RSS module that gives your customers the option of subscribing to an RSS feed based on your store. Scot's Mailing List comes with free modules for both MIVA Merchant 4 and 5 and the voting module makes it easier than ever to gauge your customers.
If you need something MIVA related, or even think you do, let us know. We do MIVA Merchant installations and build ecommerce websites from the ground up. If you need something that we can't do or don't have available time for, we'll help you find a MIVA developer we trust who can.
If you're learning how to use the MIVA scripting language, take a look at our collection of free MIVA scripts where you'll find articles and examples with raw MIVA script that shows you how it's done. Included are articles about uploading files, managing your site, configuration files, databases, and more.
Experience counts in the MIVA development business, and we've been MAD* and going strong for over ten years. We focus on giving our customers as much spare time as possible by making our scripts powerful, easy to use, and affordable.
Read on for the sordid hazy memories of a computer geek ski bum jazz piano player in Aspen
It was the dead of winter, January or February of 1997, when I cracked open my crusted eyelids and couldn't see anything outside because of a zero degree Aspen monster blizzard.
I smiled. Yeah, a powder day. There would be fresh tracks to be had at the Highlands, and even Ajax would be worth skiing with most of the tourists drinking schnapps and watching sports TV inside bars and hotel lounges. Definitely a day to hit the mountain, but...
Sometimes you get a feeling that you just don't want to go outside that day, no matter what's going on, especially after a few solid seasons of skiing nearly every day the lifts ran, and a bunch of days they don't. I grinned and decided I had earned the local's privilege of skipping a day every now and then.
At least while the rotten scent of a bottle of Tequila from the night before still lingered on my breath.
Instead of skiing, I had a sudden urge to find a way to re-create a bulletin board system that I ran back when people used the internet at universities across the country for a multi-player dungeon game called Hack. Since no one else used the internet at the time, people connected to bulletin boards (as the forums were called then) by dialing up using a modem and connecting to a computer somewhere in their local calling area. Most of the time these systems were busy 24/7 because they could only handle one person dialing in at a time (at anywhere from 300 to 1200 baud!)
It was on that day, the day of The Howling Wolf, I discovered HTML script. Now it's called MIVA script, but regardless, that's how it started.
Since that time, my development team has used the MIVA scripting language to make online vacation rental systems, domain registration sites, online dating systems, LearnJazzPiano.com, the web's most extensive jazz piano related site, online real estate testing and certification, and that's just a few of them.
One of the bits that sets the Scot's Scripts team aside from other miva developers is that we came at it from the non-miva merchant side. I didn't even know Miva Merchant existed when I first discovered and started learning the MIVA scripting language. It wasn't until two years later when MIVA corporation contacted me about doing some custom work that I eventually found out about Miva Merchant.
A few years later, ScotsScripts.com was born. Before I put my development team together, I had programmed quite a few useful miva scripts, many of them freely available to use or customize. I figured this pile of MIVA scripts needed a home, so Scot's Scripts was born.
Currently, we have two main focuses.
One is our Online Testing And Certification system (OTAC) that is currently in use by some of leading real estate training schools out there, such as Train Agents, Inc., where a real estate agents can do their required continuating education in the comfort of their home.
Our other area of focus is designing high quality MIVA scripts. Some of them are Miva Merchant modules (only Merchant 5), others are stand-alone scripts that do not work with Miva Merchant, and yet others have modules that can integrate with Miva Merchant 5, such as Scot's Mailing List.
We don't do a lot of custom work for clients these days because we're busy trying to make the products we sell as powerful as possible. That doesn't mean that we won't listen to specifications and ideas about a project. We will always consider any project that comes our way.