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OK, I was always unsure as to whether to do this but I thought I might aswell.

 

My site originally started as a way of selling my old CDs, Vinyl etc but now it's expanded a tiny bit.

 

www . spidersmusic . com (links goes to an eBay shop, 2008/02/18)

 

I know the design is very simple but thats what I want. I personally hate sites that are full of bells and whistles and make browing difficult. I like to see the products and buy the ones I want.

 

The images are a bit distorted on tumbnails but I don't know how to sort it out. It's ok with CDs etc when they are square but looks a bit crap on any images not sqaure.

 

Thoughts overall? >_< :'(

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The images are a bit distorted on tumbnails but I don't know how to sort it out. It's ok with CDs etc when they are square but looks a bit crap on any images not sqaure.

 

You need to specify one dimension only. So if you want all images to be 160 pixels wide, go into ADMIN > CONFIGURATION > IMAGES and set the subcategory or/and small image width to 160 and leave the height completely blank (do not put zero). Also make sure calculate image size is set to true.

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It's not simply out of the box for your information.

 

The layout has been changed using STS. I happen to like the look of the standard OSC. I like the layout with the columns. It works well and looks tidy. I use the STS in order to easily add things to the columns if needed. So far I have only added the PayPal and SSL images.

 

I use PayPal IPN (the better one that sends order details)

 

I have a site map.

 

I have a links page

 

I have removed and replaced all stock images.

 

I will be adding more pages over time but thats not the most important thing right now.

 

IMO all sites are a work in progress and can be added to over time and improved.

 

I posted this thread for people to tell me what they thought about the site over all and not just post a snotty reply that they obviously copy and paste into loads of threads.

 

Whats the point in that? How about comments on colour scheme, content, loading times etc? Stuff that I can actually use?!?

 

It's people like you that actually put me off posting my site for a long time.

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I paste a reply because there is nothing I can say that is going to make people like you happy. But...just for you, I'll tell you what I really think;

 

Your site is poorly coded, looks like a dogs dinners and is presently illegal under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act. So, I suggest to you, to lose the crappy attitude and start by making your site legal. And if you don't know how to do that, then you shouldn't be in business. Hows them apples?

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I paste a reply because there is nothing I can say that is going to make people like you happy. But...just for you, I'll tell you what I really think;

 

Your site is poorly coded, looks like a dogs dinners and is presently illegal under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act. So, I suggest to you, to lose the crappy attitude and start by making your site legal. And if you don't know how to do that, then you shouldn't be in business. Hows them apples?

 

 

Sorry, I put illegal under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act.

 

I should have put illegal under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act, the Distance Selling Act and the Electronic Commerce Regulations of 2002.

 

Suggest you get it sorted.

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Please refer to this thread: http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/index.php?sho...mp;#entry730334

 

Pay special attention to items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 (conditions), 10

 

IMO Burt is right, and when you post in a forum asking for feedback you need to learn to take criticism. We're not all here to blow kisses at every store- that wouldn't help anybody.

My advice comes in two flavors- Pick the one that won't offend you.

 

Hard and Cynical: How to Make a Horrible osCommerce Site

 

Warm and Fuzzy: How to Make an Awesome osCommerce Site

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burt was hardly constructive... theres no point posting a pointless comment... many many people use oscommerce stright... why would oscommce give it like that if one wasn't aloud o just use it.. the contribs are just optional..

 

i like the site generally, but it needs alot more products... add SEO urls

 

hope thats a bit more helpful than some other psots :)

Ardley

Store:Gadget-Net

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burt was hardly constructive... theres no point posting a pointless comment... many many people use oscommerce stright... why would oscommce give it like that if one wasn't aloud o just use it.. the contribs are just optional..

 

i like the site generally, but it needs alot more products... add SEO urls

 

hope thats a bit more helpful than some other psots :)

 

 

Thankyou!! All I wanted was constructive comment. The problem on here is that so many members are anally retentive and have such superiority complexes that unless your site has all the bells and whistles and you know PHP and mySQL (or however it's spelt) inside out you're treated like a retard.

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burt was hardly constructive... theres no point posting a pointless comment... many many people use oscommerce stright... why would oscommce give it like that if one wasn't aloud o just use it.. the contribs are just optional..

 

i like the site generally, but it needs alot more products... add SEO urls

 

hope thats a bit more helpful than some other psots :)

Sorry Ardley, but SEO urls are a tad bit over-rated. And before anybody starts blowing darts at me, I can speak from experience as I have one osCommerce site that gets over a million hits per year and it DOES NOT have SEO crap installed. I had a site using asp back in 2000 when it really did have some impact as the search engines had difficulty back then with string parsing variables in the url encode statements, and still had a site that was ranked in the first to second page on google AND yahoo and received over 3 million hits the last year I managed the site.

 

Now, if anybody here has a site that receives at least that many hits per year, is gung ho on SEO urls, and can show me the logs (I think I still have some of my old logs on a backup cd or two), I'll be happy to bless you with the force and eat my crow. Otherwise, spend your time on more fruitful endeavors and let the search engines work, they have been able to parse url-encode strings now for at least 5 or 6 years!

 

Sorry Ardley, this wasn't directed at you, but I keep seeing it pop up in about every third thread on how you should implement SEO urls - just decided to respond on this one. :-"

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks was considering adding SEO url to my site but was afraid considering all the problems some people have when installing it..might jsut leave as is so!

 

 

I like your logo

Black heading background looks good also but should the back ground for the tables on the left be all the same.Postage and Payment and Newsletter have a white background.

Also think you should include the return address on your site.

Some small spelling mistakes on the shipping and returns Page

 

Good start though

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