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My first oscommerce store please check it out!


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My new store is gonna open next month so any information on how to improve would be greatly appreciated.


Some of the items in the database have no descriptions, figured I would critiqued while I added the descriptions and kill two tasks at the same time.


Thanks everyone for all the help in the forums and the great contribs. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Here is the address www.firstop.com/index.php

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I agree on the flash header, make it a little more subtle, it takes away from the content.


Another pointer, use readable fonts in stores, especially on buttons! The highlighting on the buttons isnt necessary. Looks like you used a bevel or something, but its a square button using a rounded bevel...some 'good' photoshop tutorials here: http://www.good-tutorials.com/


The blue trim on the header/footer, and color of the buttons doesnt really seem to fit well, maybe try the light blue you use in the category navigation. (integrity is key to color schemes....)


I have a few basic suggestions for contributions to install:


pdf catalog

meta tags in header

category descriptions


I suggest you browse the contributions section here at OSC. Also, your images arent properly proportioned, so maybe search the forums for a good fix for that, I use a contrib, but some people have their own theory on the best fix.


Take a look at what these developers and users have made for this great cart! Alot can be done to improve your store with a little bit of time and effort.


Have fun!


Jesse Rooney

http://www.proforcesoftware.net - Digital Real Estate Software

http://www.resomedia.com - Design & E-Solutions

Jesse Rooney

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Small photos seem to be a bit distorted on the opening page (watches, bird, etc.). They show a product wider and when you click on the small photo to see the product info it shows real shape of the product.



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hi guys

Thank for the feedback i will look in to it.

Anyway i have a question how do you make the language english only?:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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go to your administration console


Click on Localization, then Languages.


I deleted the default ones and left english as default.


I made sure I didnt have those languages uploaded, wasted space on the web server if you ask me ;p


hope thats what you were looking to do.

Jesse Rooney

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Header must go completely. Flash is not supported by everyone. More so now then before but still, you should stay from that especially in a commerce site. The images used in the header look pretty good just make it smaller and static (no flash).


I agree on text. use readable text on your buttons (arial, verdana, etc.)


The images are distorted because you have a width and height defined in the images administration. Set either the height or width only not both.

For example:

Set the width to 100 and the height to nothing, just leave it blank and save.

That will make the images look more proportional.


The site also set to 100% width by default. Either set your header to 100% or make the bottom a fixed size such as 794 witch is the size of your header and center it too.




Good Luck.

Samuel Mateo, Jr.

osC 2.2 MS2

Installed Mods:

WYSIWYG HTMLArea 1.7 | Basic Template System 1.0 | osC-Affiliate | OSC-SupportTicket

Featured Products 1.3 | LoginBox 5.2 | LatestNews 1.1.3 | Extras for IE

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