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Hello,

 

I think I'm ready for feedback... (Eep!) Please have a look at my site and let me know what you think. I'm doing a test order this afternoon, so the site isn't open yet...

 

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks!

 

 

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Oh jeez.. I don't even know how to post this... I don't see this going well. hehe

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Very nice look. Clean, professional, and consistent.

 

my issue right now, i cant get past the first page., The category pages are loading REALLY slow


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well, it could just be that you are in canada, and i am in the states and your server is a little slower for out of coutry folks..

 

I will try frolm my home computer.. if it runs slow on that, then i KNOW its not the cpu and probably you website.. I take the speed of this pc with a grain of salt


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HOWEVER, you can visit my blog (go to my profile to see it) and post a question there, i will find time to get back and answer you

 

Proud Memeber of the CODE BREAKERS CLUB!!

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well, it could just be that you are in canada, and i am in the states and your server is a little slower for out of coutry folks..

 

I will try frolm my home computer.. if it runs slow on that, then i KNOW its not the cpu and probably you website.. I take the speed of this pc with a grain of salt

 

Thanks again! I appreciate that and am hoping we can just blame your "salty" work computer...

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Hi,

 

Not bad as it goes!

 

The reds are a bit too dark, try reading the "Free Delivery" message in the header and the normal size images suffer from the jaggies but otherwise clean but as usual... unmistakingly OSC, you gotta admit they all look the same(ish).

 

The only problem happened when I tried to checkout, there seems to be a problem with your SSL certificate and I got taken to a browser generated warning page. Also, when I tried to click a link your hosting server gave up and errored out with a "too many connections" error.

 

Carbon

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Hi,

 

Not bad as it goes!

 

The reds are a bit too dark, try reading the "Free Delivery" message in the header and the normal size images suffer from the jaggies but otherwise clean but as usual... unmistakingly OSC, you gotta admit they all look the same(ish).

 

The only problem happened when I tried to checkout, there seems to be a problem with your SSL certificate and I got taken to a browser generated warning page. Also, when I tried to click a link your hosting server gave up and errored out with a "too many connections" error.

 

Carbon

 

Hi, thanks for looking. I had that security error when I tried too, but my SSL certificate is shared, so do you think that's why? They assured me it would be just as good... Damn "them" The "too many connections" is totally new to me though.

 

Re: looking like OSC - it really does, doesn't it?! ;o) I don't have the skills or bravery to tackle too many contributions, so I'm keeping it simple until I get a better grip on things. Which may be never... haha

 

Nicole

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Hi, thanks for looking. I had that security error when I tried too, but my SSL certificate is shared, so do you think that's why? They assured me it would be just as good... Damn "them" The "too many connections" is totally new to me though.

 

Re: looking like OSC - it really does, doesn't it?! ;o) I don't have the skills or bravery to tackle too many contributions, so I'm keeping it simple until I get a better grip on things. Which may be never... haha

 

Nicole

 

Here's a quick cut&paste of the SSL error I get...

 

There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

 

 

The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address.

 

Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.

We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website.

Click here to close this webpage.

Continue to this website (not recommended).

More information

 

 

If you arrived at this page by clicking a link, check the website address in the address bar to be sure that it is the address you were expecting.

When going to a website with an address such as https://example.com, try adding the 'www' to the address, https://www.example.com.

If you choose to ignore this error and continue, do not enter private information into the website.

 

For more information, see "Certificate Errors" in Internet Explorer Help.

 

 

 

... which is generated by the browser (IE7) and not the server, so... it would appear that shared SSL certificates do not work with OSC. Plus, I think a lot of payment gateways will require a dedicated SSL which also means a dedicated IP address.

 

I have both and they cost me about £120 a year.

 

Carbon

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Here's a quick cut&paste of the SSL error I get...

 

There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

 

 

The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address.

 

Security certificate problems may indicate an attempt to fool you or intercept any data you send to the server.

We recommend that you close this webpage and do not continue to this website.

Click here to close this webpage.

Continue to this website (not recommended).

More information

 

 

 

YIKES! What a way to scare people away. I'll see if Netfirms can help me figure it out.

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ur configure file is all wrong ... that could be the issue for this SSL message ...

 

your addresses are coming up as

 

http://steelsomething.com/storemain//catalog/...

 

double //'s in URL = incorrect

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ur configure file is all wrong ... that could be the issue for this SSL message ...

 

your addresses are coming up as

 

http://steelsomething.com/storemain//catalog/...

 

double //'s in URL = incorrect

 

 

I still have my stock os "welcome to the future home of the steel something boutique" page when you type in just the url, and to get to the catalog you have to have the link I posted. So I realize I'm asking way too many questions, but d'ya think that's why? I haven't been going around adding double slashes to things, so why oh why are they there?? I did notice some double slashes when I go through the https instead of http. Should I post both links and see if it makes a difference?

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I still have my stock os "welcome to the future home of the steel something boutique" page when you type in just the url, and to get to the catalog you have to have the link I posted. So I realize I'm asking way too many questions, but d'ya think that's why? I haven't been going around adding double slashes to things, so why oh why are they there?? I did notice some double slashes when I go through the https instead of http. Should I post both links and see if it makes a difference?

 

I think thats causing the problem ... but not 100% ... its an issue with your configure file

 

paste your /storemain/catalog/includes/configure.php file WITHOUT THE DATABASE INFO and we'll check it

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I think thats causing the problem ... but not 100% ... its an issue with your configure file

 

paste your /storemain/catalog/includes/configure.php file WITHOUT THE DATABASE INFO and we'll check it

 

I am scared! What do you mean "WITHOUT THE DATATBASE INFO"?! Do you want me to post the contents of the configure file?

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I am scared! What do you mean "WITHOUT THE DATATBASE INFO"?! Do you want me to post the contents of the configure file?

 

yes ... but if you look at the bottom of the configure file there is your database info which has your username and password ... DONT post that stuff ... u dont want the whole world knowing that info :P

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yes ... but if you look at the bottom of the configure file there is your database info which has your username and password ... DONT post that stuff ... u dont want the whole world knowing that info :P

 

Too much wine... will have to try again tomorrow... (I was scared of the feed back!)

 

Ni-night!

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Hi

your shipping module does not seem to be working I would not worry to much at the beginning about the ssl get the basics working first.

John


To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

 

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in a designer point of view...

1. Change the background you are not selling car accessories

2. you provide free shipping whey r u hiding it??? have the text stand out more.

3. add text to the alt text of your header image

 

other then that great looking website.

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Hi

your shipping module does not seem to be working I would not worry to much at the beginning about the ssl get the basics working first.

John

 

Should there be a shipping module if there is only free shipping? I thought I was "skipping it" (but not really because they have to acknowledge it) because there were no choices. Fer hells sakes... Now it gets technical...

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in a designer point of view...

1. Change the background you are not selling car accessories

2. you provide free shipping whey r u hiding it??? have the text stand out more.

3. add text to the alt text of your header image

 

other then that great looking website.

 

 

HAAA! I know, I can't tear myself away from that steel floor background. I'll try... again... I love it for some reason

 

I will make the text brighter and add some alt text, that I can do immediately...

 

Thanks!

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yes ... but if you look at the bottom of the configure file there is your database info which has your username and password ... DONT post that stuff ... u dont want the whole world knowing that info :P

 

 

OK, here it is... Sorry for the delay, and thanks again. ;)

 

<?php

/*

$Id: configure.php,v 1.14 2003/07/09 01:15:48 hpdl Exp $

 

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*/

 

// Define the webserver and path parameters

// * DIR_FS_* = Filesystem directories (local/physical)

// * DIR_WS_* = Webserver directories (virtual/URL)

define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://steelsomething.com'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://steelsomething.com.sslpowered.com'); // eg, https://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

define('ENABLE_SSL', true); // secure webserver for checkout procedure?

define('HTTP_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'steelsomething.com');

define('HTTPS_COOKIE_DOMAIN', 'steelsomething.com.sslpowered.com');

define('HTTP_COOKIE_PATH', '/storemain//catalog/');

define('HTTPS_COOKIE_PATH', '/storemain//catalog/');

define('DIR_WS_HTTP_CATALOG', '/storemain//catalog/');

define('DIR_WS_HTTPS_CATALOG', '/storemain//catalog/');

define('DIR_WS_IMAGES', 'images/');

define('DIR_WS_ICONS', DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'icons/');

define('DIR_WS_INCLUDES', 'includes/');

define('DIR_WS_BOXES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'boxes/');

define('DIR_WS_FUNCTIONS', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'functions/');

define('DIR_WS_CLASSES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'classes/');

define('DIR_WS_MODULES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'modules/');

define('DIR_WS_LANGUAGES', DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'languages/');

 

define('DIR_WS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', 'pub/');

define('DIR_FS_CATALOG', dirname($HTTP_SERVER_VARS['SCRIPT_FILENAME']));

define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'download/');

define('DIR_FS_DOWNLOAD_PUBLIC', DIR_FS_CATALOG . 'pub/');

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define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://steelsomething.com'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://steelsomething.com.sslpowered.com'); // eg, https://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

 

These two lines definately need to be...

 

 

define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://www.steelsomething.com'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://www.steelsomething.com'); // eg, https://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

 

Notice that the second line has ".sslpowered.com" trimmed from it.

 

Good luck

 

Carbon

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These two lines definately need to be...

 

 

define('HTTP_SERVER', 'http://www.steelsomething.com'); // eg, http://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'https://www.steelsomething.com.sslpowered.com'); // eg, https://localhost - should not be empty for productive servers

 

 

Good luck

 

Carbon

 

You are the best, thanks for getting back so quick! I just bought a dedicated IP address (5 minutes ago), so probably the whole config file is different now... But I haven't gotten a dedicated SSL yet, wanted to see if the scary "they may be trying to fool you" message will go away just with the dedicated IP. I'll check it and see if the changes you indicated are in there and if not, I'll change them. Cheers,

 

Nicole

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You are the best, thanks for getting back so quick! I just bought a dedicated IP address (5 minutes ago), so probably the whole config file is different now... But I haven't gotten a dedicated SSL yet, wanted to see if the scary "they may be trying to fool you" message will go away just with the dedicated IP. I'll check it and see if the changes you indicated are in there and if not, I'll change them. Cheers,

 

Nicole

 

Hi Nicole, seems you're quick too, your quote was before I edited my post (within 3 minutes of original) so note that you have to remove the ".sslpowered.com" from the second quoted line.

 

Carbon

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Hi Nicole, seems you're quick too, your quote was before I edited my post (within 3 minutes of original) so note that you have to remove the ".sslpowered.com" from the second quoted line.

 

Carbon

 

I am having a heart attack here, so that's why I'm quick! Now I changed my file (but I only added in the www. to both lines) and I have this big pink banner at the top of the store saying that "I am able to write to the configure file..." and it won't go away...

 

Re: "sslpowered", all of the instructions that my webhost has include the "sslpowered" in the addresses with https. I better call them - it might be because I still have their shared SSL, and then maybe once I get a dedicated one I can change it? :blink:

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I am having a heart attack here, so that's why I'm quick! Now I changed my file (but I only added in the www. to both lines) and I have this big pink banner at the top of the store saying that "I am able to write to the configure file..." and it won't go away...

 

Re: "sslpowered", all of the instructions that my webhost has include the "sslpowered" in the addresses with https. I better call them - it might be because I still have their shared SSL, and then maybe once I get a dedicated one I can change it? :blink:

 

 

To get rid of the red warning flash you have to navigate to the catalog/admin/includes/configure.php file in your ftp program (cuteftp etc) and change its CHMOD properties to 644 which allows you to read and write the file but only read for everyone else.

 

Let me know if you need help with this but usually you just highlight the file, rightclick and select from the context menu.

 

Good luck

 

Carbon

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