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A word of appreciation


Jason

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Hi all,

 

We just went live with our new shop. We moved over to osCommerce from our in-house system. Development took a month and we launched at 7 pm yesterday. By 11 pm everything was working as it should. 4 hours is VERY reasonable for a going live situation, especially as most of the problems were related to ensuring that old links worked with the new shop...

 

All in all, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Harald and the development team for the great work on this project. Thanks to the people who help through this forum. Thanks to the people who wrote the contributions we used. Thanks to my mum... sorry, that last bit is not appropriate :wink:

 

If anyone is curious: http://toyshop.uptoten.com

 

All the best

 

Jason

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Well done with launching the new site! the design looks absolutley amazing!! The best I have seen!

 

Would you mind sharing how you got different colour box headings on the front page and how did you modify the product info page - its a real clean layout!

 

Cheers and good luck with orders!

 

Graham Wright

www.medisave.co.uk

www.firstaidsave.co.uk

Graham Wright

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Hi Graham,

 

Thanks for the (very) complimentary comments.

 

The colors for the baxes is actually quite simple to add, but it took us a while to figure it out. We will make a contribution for that if you like... Next week?

 

All the best

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Hi John,

 

The whole menu system is in Flash. This has one BIG disdvantage - if cookies are off the shop doesn't work. We didn't have time to pass the session ID to Flassh... In Flash itself, looking after button states is mUCH easier than in HTML. Do you have any experience with Flash?

 

Jason

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Hi Graham (again)

 

Sorry, I forgot to answer for the product info page - it involved a lot changes to the layout, the admin (we added three extra fields after description) - if an when we update to the latest CVs we are going to be in BIG trouble. But then that's the price you pay for messing with the code.

 

Feel free to use the HTML if it is of any use to you. I like the headings with the rounded corners. But I didn't do that. A colleague did it.

 

Jason

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SVG will be the answer in the future. SVG consists of (indexable) XML files only. Flash - as it is a proprietary technology - will go away. Open standards are the future - guess why osCommerce is under GNU/GPL ;-)

 

But ofcourse - I could be brutally wrong.

You can't have everything. That's why trains have difficulty crossing oceans, and hippos did not adapt to fly. -- from the OpenBSD mailinglist.

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