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My site is finally live, any input is appreciated.

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Well, after much work, my site is finally live. Please let me know if you see something you don't like or that doesn't work. All input is greatly appreciated. Below I have credited the contributions I've used in the creation of my site.

 

Helpful Info:

- Remove the "->"

- Add a Box

 

Contributions I used:

- PayPal IPN

- (PWA) Purchase Without Account

- Center Shop

- All Products

- Site Map (For SEO's)

- Easy Rollovers

- Previous-Next Navigation Buttons

- Log In Box

- Quantity Option

- Gradient Headers

- Invision Integration

- Featured Products

- Replace [NEXT>>] with Image

- "Column" Style Product Listing

- Replace Default Page Heading

 

Contribution Modification

- Random Order for All Products

 

Other Contributions:

- Skin Changer

- Non-Paid Affiliates Box

- Header Alignment/Bread Crumb Placement

 

Layout Changes:

- I removed all instances of the right column on every .php file in the main directory

 

Display Model Numbers:

- You can display your model number by going to your admin panel, configuration --> product listing --> Display Product Model

 

Adjusting meta tags.

 

The original OSC index.php looks like this near the top...

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>"> 
<title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>
<base href="<?php echo (($request_type == 'SSL') ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER) . DIR_WS_CATALOG; ?>">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet.css">
</head>

 

and I changed mine to

<head>
<title><?php echo TITLE; ?></title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php echo CHARSET; ?>">
<meta name="description" content="Enter Your Site's Description Here">
<META NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="Enter Your Site's Keywords"> 
<base href="<?php echo (($request_type == 'SSL') ? HTTPS_SERVER : HTTP_SERVER) . DIR_WS_CATALOG; ?>">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet.css">
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="rollovers.js"></script>
</head>


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Nice clean look, good colors!

 

You might want to change the copyright to your own company (while still keeping the powered by osC)

 

...also might want to consider using something that will load your thumbs as smaller images - page takes a long time to load with all of those 10K- 50K images.

 

The "1022 products" in your bottom bar - is that dynamic and, if so, how did you achieve it?


... if you want to REALLY see something that doesn't set up right out of the box without some tweaking,

try being a Foster Parent!

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Nice clean look, good colors!

 

You might want to change the copyright to your own company (while still keeping the powered by osC)

 

...also might want to consider using something that will load your thumbs as smaller images - page takes a long time to load with all of those 10K- 50K images.

 

The "1022 products" in your bottom bar - is that dynamic and, if so, how did you achieve it?

I've tried several of the tumbnail contrib's and they don't seem to work for me for some reason. Maybe it's because my large images are jpgs?

 

The counter is dynamic, and here is the code :)

<?php
$products_query = tep_db_query("select count(*) as count from " . TABLE_PRODUCTS . " where products_status = '1'");
$products = tep_db_fetch_array($products_query);
echo $products['count'] . ' ' . products . '';
?>

 

Hint: if you have a big bulky site map you don't want to show a obvious link to use your counter as the link. Click on my counter... you'll see what I mean.

 

"Real" people can't really tell it's a link, but SE's won't know the difference. :D


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Thanks for the product count code!

 

I'm afraid I can't be much help with the thumbs, as I create 2 images for all of my products - you might ask Ryan at http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=97135&hl= (he just recently posted his store for review) - most of his thumbs are in the 3K to 5K range

 

I know what you mean with the big site map. I'm just using the All Products contrib and it takes a while for the 2000 items in my list to load on a dialup connection.


... if you want to REALLY see something that doesn't set up right out of the box without some tweaking,

try being a Foster Parent!

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yer the gray green plale blue text in bold is default is that how you want it?

 

looks a little outa place?


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the text color in the tools heading
tools/hardware COLOR But Nice site!!!

 

Does it look different in your browser? It appears all the same in mine :(

 

Also, any feedback on my menu style is greatly appreciated.


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if is spose to be a grey color then no tis cool

 

btw if you can help i tryed the center mainpage contrib but im trying to remove all the boxes on the right and put them left side but for some reson the products in the new for june or what ever set to the middle doesnt use the space newly created with the removel of the right collom?

 

can you help it looks like you got it covered on your site


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You will need to go into each of your main .php pages (i.e. index.php) and remove the following code entirely...

    <td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">
<!-- right_navigation //-->
<?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'column_right.php'); ?>
<!-- right_navigation_eof //-->
   </table></td>

 

Which is just below

<!-- body_text_eof //-->

 

This will remove your right column and let your main page open up.


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thanks eric but i found the // comand to work well eg

? <td width="<?php echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" valign="top"><table border="0" width="<?php // echo BOX_WIDTH; ?>" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2">

<!-- right_navigation //-->

<?php require(DIR_WS_INCLUDES . 'column_right.php'); ?>

<!-- right_navigation_eof //-->

?? </table></td>


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how did you go about setting up the verified seal thing for paypal?

 

i am a verified user but cant find it


"because it'll hurt more"- the greatest film of all time?

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how did you go about setting up the verified seal thing for paypal?

 

i am a verified user but cant find it

When you first log into PayPal, look below your name. It should say "Verified", click on that link and it should take you to the seal. Then I hard coded it into index.php.

 

P.S. Their images tend to load slow so you may want to save the image to your own server and change the reference to your server in the <img> code.


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oh well im guessing us brits dont get that :( its not there in the same place as you described, Ace site btw :)


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I go into my account and:

 

1) Click "Verified"

paypal01.jpg

 

2) Click "Maually Insert"

paypal02.jpg

 

3) Copy the code

paypal03.jpg

 

If they don't give you those options, you may want to try contacting PayPal. Even if they don't "Offer" it for your country right now, they may be able to offer it at least to you until they do offer it fully.

 

Ace site btw

 

Thanks :D


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