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Been trying to get a storefront up for a while, web designer fell thru so i saved the $1500 and tackled it myself. Its not completely done, still setting up ssl. Looking for some feedback since this is my first time doing any of this. im having a hard time with the dynamic meta install, but this is what i have so far..

 

http://www.KingZ32parts.com

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Been trying to get a storefront up for a while, web designer fell thru so i saved the $1500 and tackled it myself. Its not completely done, still setting up ssl. Looking for some feedback since this is my first time doing any of this. im having a hard time with the dynamic meta install, but this is what i have so far..

 

http://www.KingZ32parts.com

 

 

First off...$1500 for a ecommerce design?? That's insane.

 

As for the site, it resembles the stock template too much. The rounded corners need to go on the boxes. Carbon fiber backgrounds are tricky. If you dont line them up just right the dont look very good. The blue navigation needs to go, it's a bit rough on the eyes. Lastly, allthough I enjoy looking at it ;) when I click on your first category, under the last item there is a random image of a girl playing with her panties. That may not be the greatest idea.

 

Overall I commend you for tackeling it on your own. If I may, go thru these forums and take in as much info as you can. It will make things so much easier if your going to do this on your own because if you go into it blindly its going to hurt your sales in the long run.

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Well im glad he fell thru then because that was the lowest i found! I tried to fix up the Carbon fiber patten a bit, took out the girl in the background and changed the text color. :)

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Well im glad he fell thru then because that was the lowest i found! I tried to fix up the Carbon fiber patten a bit, took out the girl in the background and changed the text color. :)

 

Yeah thats 5 times what someone I know (wink wink) charges.

 

To get rid of the rounded corners open:

catalog/includes/classes/boxes.php

 

Find:

if ($left_corner == true) {
   $left_corner = tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/corner_left.gif');
   $left_corner = '';
 } else {
   $left_corner = tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/corner_right_left.gif');
   $left_corner = '';
 }
 if ($right_arrow == true) {
  $right_arrow = '<a href="' . $right_arrow . '">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/arrow_right.gif', ICON_ARROW_RIGHT) . '</a>';
 } else {
   $right_arrow = '';
 }
 if ($right_corner == true) {
   $right_corner = $right_arrow . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/corner_right.gif');
   $right_corner = $right_arrow;
 } else {
   $right_corner = $right_arrow . tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '11', '14');
   $right_corner = $right_arrow;
 }

 

 

Replace With:

 

if ($left_corner == true) {
   // $left_corner = tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/corner_left.gif');
   $left_corner = '';
 } else {
   // $left_corner = tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/corner_right_left.gif');
   $left_corner = '';
 }
 if ($right_arrow == true) {
  $right_arrow = '<a href="' . $right_arrow . '">' . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/arrow_right.gif', ICON_ARROW_RIGHT) . '</a>';
 } else {
   $right_arrow = '';
 }
 if ($right_corner == true) {
   // $right_corner = $right_arrow . tep_image(DIR_WS_IMAGES . 'infobox/corner_right.gif');
   $right_corner = $right_arrow;
 } else {
   // $right_corner = $right_arrow . tep_draw_separator('pixel_trans.gif', '11', '14');
   $right_corner = $right_arrow;
 }

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For a stock install it's not too bad.

You still need to work on it, as you said. Take out the broken images and lose the 'requests' and date along the bottom and it'll start to look less like stock.

 

$1500! believe it or not I have heard of people pay more than that, for less.

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