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Online Store Open...Finally...


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Well, after a couple months work, the online store I've been working on went "live" today: http://www.customclubshop.com


There's still lots of little things I need to work on (mostly back end stuff) but for the most part, it's functional. I need to figure out a shipping model that is going to work - right now the admin has to add shipping charges manually. There are currently 142 products with a few dozen more to add (probably be up to 200 by tht time I'm done). I completely underestimated how long it would take to add products...much longer than I expected.


The owner of the store is very happy with it but I still need to add some extra admin functions that he needs. I guess I'm happy with it as well.


I'd like to thank all the people who took the time to answer questions in the support forums as well as the wonderful add-on contributions that people have written (I've used too many to list). I found OSC to be a good framework from which to build but lacking in quite a few areas (I know, what do you want for free). I'm sure the next version will address many of those areas.


So, take a look and tell me what you think. All comments (good or bad) will be gratefully accepted and I won't take anything personally.

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Snapshot Observation:

- VERY nice prod info pages! Good use of graphical tables

- Overall a nice, complimentary color theme w/ buttons

- You may want to spruce up the infobox tables...they are a bit drab? Perhaps a nice graphical skin that compliments your header image

- GREAT horizontal product menu!!!

- Good use of custom graphics throughout for sectional headers

- Try bolding a bit of the text on your index page, just to differentiate it from an otherwise hefty paragraph (ie the text for: Custom Club Shop Online - Canada's number one source for golf club components)


I'd feel comfortable buying here!


Good luck

Carpe Carp: Seize the Fish.

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Thank you both for your comments:


Logo: I can't quite remember where I came up with the logo design concept but I'm sure it wasn't from newegg.com as I've never visited that site before. But it's entirely possible that I "borrowed" some design features from somewhere. I'm always looking around at other sites and making notes of things I like and don't like for future reference.


Product Info Pages: As I mentioned, they took a long time to do. Due to the nature of the golf club component business (I'm also a golf club maker), we rely heavily on good photos and accurate specs when choosing which components will work best for a particular person. So particular care was taken with the product pages.


InfoBoxes: I know what you're saying - I spent a lot of time fiddling around with different looks but they made the overall look appear too busy. I ended up going with the clean, simple look. I'm not against trying some other things like a subtle background image across the infobox header but I'd like to leave the contents area white - that's what works best with the product images. I may try the "3D" infoboxes and see what happens (I've seen it on other sites and liked the look). At one time I had a very light grey background separating the infoboxes...hmm, don't know where that went. Might try that again.


Product Menu: Made with Fireworks (as evidenced by the bloated code) with some modifications made by me to keep the rollover image in the "down" state while the user picks the menu item.


Text on Index: Eventually the index page will direct the customer in one of two directions: The component side (for clubbuilders) or to the "Pro Shop" for people who want assembled clubs. So for now, that's what I came up with. But yeah, it could be spruced up a bit.


Again, thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.

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I couldnt view it!



Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, info@customclubshop.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.


More information about this error may be available in the server error log. "

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  • 1 year later...

though it has elements of stock it is apparent you have spent a long time making this site - very nice use of stylesheet.


another good rule to confirm to is to keep the footer relatively small so well done on that..


nice clear product info pages...


nice site - a little jazzing up here and there and it'll be even better

Upon receiving fixes and advice, too many people don't bother to post updates informing the forum of how it went. Until of course they need help again on other issues and they come running back!


Why receive the information you require in good faith for free, only to then have the attitude to ignore the people who gave it to you?


There's no harm in saying, 'Thanks, it worked'. On the contrary, it creates a better atmosphere.



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