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This site has only just gone live in the last couple of days and your feedback is appreciated. The site uses osCommerce to drive the catalog only, all of the shopping cart functionality has been removed.

 

It began life as a lateish release of Ian's loaded snapshot, and has had email management and sending, news, articles, about us (in detail) and a fully fledged support FAQ section built in to it. Some of the add-ons are much hacked commercial apps, some of them are home grown. The overall interface is much modified, it's not your usual out of the box osCommerce site at all.

 

http://www.barcodedirect.com.au

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great site!!

 

i have 2 things to say... why you have so many linebreaks at the footer???

 

and also why you left a empty box at your menu after contact?

 

cheers

emiliano

patagonia, argentina

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Congratulations Emiliano, your's were a couple of the better questions I have ever been asked!

 

why you have so many linebreaks at the footer???

 

I do this because one of the things that bugs me (personally) is when you have in page links, and the section you are linking to is right at the bottom of the page, clicking the link doesn't take you right to the text, the text is actually a bit below the top of your screen. Adding some <p> tags after the footer takes care of this.

 

why you left a empty box at your menu after contact?

 

This is because the bulk of the menu bar is formatted using css with padding left and right of the menu items. If you try to define the td's as specific widths, the menu gets out of whack in some browsers (looks very bad on a Mac which is what the client uses). So the last td (the empty one) is defined as being 14pixels wide and the rest of them just float around and find their own widths.

 

This site is a redevelopment of an existing one I did 4 years ago, so we had 4 years worth of log files to go through which we sorted the data in to browser/platform percentages and checked the site quite thoroughly in every browser/platform that made up over 1% of the visits for the last year.

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Excellent reworking of the catalog interface. Not much to say critque wise except that the Product menu item isn't working for me in the footer. Might want to take a look at that. No hover state and no link for it. (Mozilla 1.3 and IE 6 on WinXP)

 

The line breaks are nice when scrolling so that you can actually bring the content you are trying to see up a little higher, also good for hyperlinking within the page like you mentioned.

 

Overall I'd have to say this a great modification of the interface and a very clean design. Good work!

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the Product menu item isn't working for me in the footer. Might want to take a look at that. No hover state and no link for it. (Mozilla 1.3 and IE 6 on WinXP)  

 

Thanks for pointing that out. I made up a custom (non osc) page to hold the default product listing because I wanted to filter out some of the categories and it was just about the last thing I did after doing everything else and then I managed to completely forgot about the footer.

 

Strangely enough I remembered the header, so why did I forget the footer? Who knows! :D

 

Fixed now.

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