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  1. Thanks. Between PHP's finicky nature plus the forgiveness of Firefox, it is easy to miss some of these syntax errors! :) Best Regards, David
  2. Sorry, I got your query and Patty's comments mixed up in my post above. I'm not sure what is causing the problem with STS. I believe the problem is related to how STS massages the HTML flow to the browser, but I'm not 100% sure. I've heard of other users having problems with STS and SCT. All I can say at this time is that the Write Testimonials form does not appear to be compatible with STS. I don't use STS personally. I have used it in the past, but un-installed it because it did not turn out to be as useful as I originally thought for my particular needs. Point is that I have added this to my list of updates to consider for SCT. However, I'll be quite frank with you that troubleshooting STS compatibility is a lower priority for SCT versus some other updates in the pipeline which are more important at this time (e.g. IE8 fix). Please continue to update this thread with anything you discover regarding SCT compatibility with STS. Best Regards, David
  3. Patty, Thank you. Yes please send me the Portuguese translations. I would love to get a better version. Also, thanks very much for your comments. I am trying to find time to work on some bug fixes and a major update for the contribution. I've been backed up at work the past few months, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and should finally have time to focus on SCT again shortly. I am certainly going to make the changes you've and DForce have described, along with those of a few others in posts above and from some private PM's. Incidentally, were you able to solve your problem with STS? There seems to be a compatibility issue with STS and how it processes the HTML for its templates, but I'm not sure where the dis-connect is occurring. Best Regards, David
  4. Dean, Thanks very much. I clearly need to take a good look at IE 8, because I've had quite a few complaints about that. It seems to be a problem with the Marquee tag not working properly in IE, and I need to find a work around soon. I'll look out for your code snippets. I shall PM you my email address. Best Regards, David
  5. Dean, First off, I certainly appreciate any input and code from anyone else who is willing to invest the time to help out. The contribution is not open to public uploads simply to keep it from degenerating into dozens of iterations, as I have seen happen to many others. Anyway, if you would like to PM me your email address or a link to your code, that would be my suggestion for the moment to facilitate incorporating your changes into the next release. Regarding the fact that the testimonials are not working for you, do they appear at all? (sounds like they are not) If they do but are not scrolling, which browser are you using? Best Regards, David
  6. Chris, Have you downloaded and installed "Scrolling Customer Testimonials with reCaptcha v1.11a"?? That is the latest production version. There is an Admin setting regarding the minimum number of testimonials before scrolling occurs. You can lower that number if you have just a few testimonials and they should start scrolling. Please let me know if changing that fixes the problem. There could be a bug. I know that I tested the system with small numbers of testimonials, but I may not have tested that situation on the last couple of revisions, so perhaps I missed something. Best Regards, David
  7. Hi Grant. Well, the short answer is yes, this is possible. There are several ways this could be accomplished. The easiest would be to sort the testimonials based on their time/date stamp. I have not looked at the code in awhile, so I don't recall if the system currently adds a time/date stamp or not. If not it would be simple to add. The main thing you need to focus on (if you're going to mod the code yourself) is that the display side sorting needs to be changed. There are two main components to this code. The first grabs random testimonials. The second sorts the random testimonials and displays them. If you can wait a little while, I can add the function you seek. I've got a list now of about 5 or 6 requested additional functions. The problem is that my time to work on OSC is very limited these days, but I shall get to all of them sooner or later. I'm on vacation this week, so I cannot give you any specific code advice right away (if you want to work on the code changes yourself), but I could next week. Best Regards, David
  8. Sorry for my slow response here. :( The column should be the same width as the remainder of the right column. IE and FireFox seem to alternate on which browser is more or less strict on HTML. There must be something causing IE to ignore the parent width and use a different value. If I recall correctly, the Testimonials code just presumes that 100% width is the width of the column, but I am not certain without diving into the code. If you have the time and expertise, you should look there first. I'll make a note to myself to investigate when I have some spare time over the next week or so. I'm sorry that I cannot give you a more rapid response that is to the point, but I'll look into it. Best Regards, David
  9. I've only tested in IE 7 and 8. I suspect perhaps the Marquee tag may not work in IE 6. Have you tried just using the static display?
  10. Torquemada, Sorry for my slow response. I just finished up a large project last weekend and I've had very little free time. So, to answer your questions: 1. I think that is a relatively open-ended question. The reviews section of OSC could be redesigned to resemble SCT, yes. However, it would be (I think) quite a bit of work. It is not something that I have time to focus on at the moment. 2. Sorry, but this is the same problem.. not enough time and this sounds like more work than #1! You would have to change the entire way that various portions of OSC operate, such as login and the user's account info. Based on these questions, you might be better off considering using bulletin board / forum software separately from your store (but with a link between them). 3. Sorry, but I don't understand your question. Is your store 1000px wide and you are trying to accomplish something within that context? Can you be more specific? Best Regards, David
  11. I would not worry about the error personally, if you want the scrolling that is. Many Web pages trigger errors of some sort. You might be able to get rid of it if you change the DOCTYPE to something other than Strict (note, I am saying this without any idea of which DOCTYPE your site uses). Regardless, IE browsers are finicky to begin with. I think IE8 is going to complain about the Marquee tag on some sites no matter what. I may explore coding the function in Javascript at some point, but for the moment the Marquee tag is a convenient work-around. To code it in JS would just be another dev effort. It's like everything else these days - trying to find the spare time!
  12. That is normal behavior. I did not have the time to code that feature, but it's on the list for the future. Another issue at the time was whether or not it would bloat the code too much. A store with many testimonials could get bogged down (in terms of the code on the page).
  13. Ptt81, Does the scrolling work for you or does it bomb out and produce this error? Are you viewing the error in a server log or from the browser? I've heard of some people having problems with IE 8, but I have not been able to reproduce them in the stores I'm using it in. I suspect there may be a prioritization issue with the OnLoad Javascript in some stores, but I am not sure why (I'm not a JS expert). Based on your notes, it appears that IE is not seeing the DIV creation (named "marquee") in the InfoBox. Try this... presuming you have IE Developer Tools installed (press F12 in IE browser), scan the SCT infobox and see if you can copy and paste the HTML code. There should be a DIV definition with the name "marquee". Sounds like perhaps that is not happening since your error report says that IE can't find any element with that name. David
  14. Just check for the master on/off setting and check your admin settings for viewing by all/registered users only. Like this: <?php if ((TESTIMONIAL_ACTIVE == 'Yes') && (((TESTIMONIAL_REGISTERED_VIEW == "Registered Users Only") && (tep_session_is_registered('customer_id'))) || (TESTIMONIAL_REGISTERED_VIEW == "All Users"))) { ?> <a href="<?php echo tep_href_link(FILENAME_CUSTOMER_TESTIMONIALS);?>" class="headerNavigation"><?php echo BOX_HEADING_CUSTOMER_TESTIMONIALS; ?></a> <?php } ?> You need to have a minimum number of testimonials present before they will scroll. The threshold is controlled in the admin section.
  15. George, Well, glad you told me about the query length. Strange that I did not have that experience and I'm using MySQL 5 also. At any rate, easy fix. Thanks. :) I looked at the link you sent. Nice site, and yes I really like that split page implementation. Makes for a much cleaner look versus a long page to scroll down. I'd welcome borrowing your code. :) I see your point re: SEO and text. Very good point and I agree with your logic. For all of this, I need to find time to work on it. That should be possible sometime later this month. In the meantime, if you don't mind sharing your code then I'll set it aside until I have a few hours to devote to the project. Thanks for all of your comments. :) David