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Ok peoples, I ran into so many problems and I really dont have anything to show for it. Basically everything seems to work for me on my comp. I setup 4 dif accounts to make sure tax is working and newsletters works. Let me know if you run into any problems. Right now I just got the site working and its still pretty basic just want to make sure the structure is good before I add abunch of pretty pics and it dont even work. Also let me know about the auto dhtml menu, its a little long any ides how to fix it?


Thanks, and please dont be kind, the meaner you are the better my site will be.



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Hello Ryan,


when I first entered your site, I thought I was buying flowers,


your site does not give the look and feel of a car site, if I can to your store looking for car products, I would not stay there too long :-/


my 2 cents.



*Outlined in chalk everone looks the same*


Currently useing OSC 2.2 MS1

running on Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) mod_jk/1.2.0 mod_perl/1.26 PHP/4.3.3 FrontPage/5.0.2 mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b

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if it were my site I would make some sort of semi-transparent background image with a car in it for the background - and dump the yellow. If you have a company logo (I can't see your banner, don't have the plugin required) you might consider using it for the background.


The navigation looks very good now, and I don't have to scroll to see it :lol: :wink:


You also might consider putting in a javascript that senses if the client has the right plugins and if not, gives them a link to the page they can download them from.

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ok i changed it around alittle, i think i might keep the yellow maybe i kinda like it, i didnt at first but i think it grew on me. I added the background image, the resolution of it came out crappy. i had to split the categories into 3 cause the import cat was still to long but i think i made that come off good. i think its coming along in the right direction. give me more feedbacks

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It doesn't matter what you like. Don't you want to provide what your potential customers like? Look at your competition. What are they using? What do their sites look like? Your site is not going to compete with any of them the way it is. You need to get away from the stock OSC layout and make it look one heck of a lot more professional and exciting than that if you want any business from it.

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The endless header images rotation is very distracting and tells me nothing - what about a company name/ logo/slogan??


The fly out menus have a large blank under them and are almost unusable when they fy out into three sub categories - I bet everyone drops of the trail at least once - including your potential customers...

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Here we go:


Just a couple of things.


1.) I hate that header. I used to sell car audio/video and have industry experience. That's not going to work. The little "Welcome to Street Flossin" header that appears on your default page isn't going to make anyone remember the name of your store.


2.) In your featured manufacturers box you made the manufacturers name clickable but not the image. You should change that any hyperlink them both.


3.) No images are appearing in your "New for the month" box. I know that images exist for those products because I checked their products_info.php pages.


4.) I really wouldn't use a product list box the way you are when displaying your products. People like to see images of what they are buying. In my experience, most people aren't going to buy something based off of a 3 or 4 word description in a list of tons of products.


5.) Your "New products for the month" box is not properly populating itself.

Take a look at: http://www.streetflossin.com/catalog/index...ex.php?cPath=84


6.) Your manufacturers box is displaying Acura models.....need to fix that.


7.) What's new infoBox isn't displaying the images either. You can tell I am big on images of your products.


I am sure there is more...but let's see how you do with these first.




Chris Sullivan

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ok on the dhtml menu i made the height of the bars alittle bigger so its not as easy to lose track of it (i had this problem myself) fixed all my images, that was a easypopulate problem. flash on top page im going to change tonight, the welcome to street flossin header im going to take out all together and just let my flash header stay. featured man box i will change tonight to make the image clickable too, i orginally had that but i had a border around it and i was to lazy to set the border to 0. product of the month who knows whats wrong with that. change the heading from manufacturers to quick search, keep the comments coming in :D

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