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alandail
New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/25 15:52

  • alandail

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Check out my new XOOPS based shopping site that just went live

http://www.cafeshopper.com/modules/cafeshopper/

It's built with XOOPs v2.0.13, a modified flowers theme, a custom written module that uses a modified piece of the cafepress module, and has I also wrote some custom desktop applications to build and maintain the database.

10s of thousands of items online now, this will grow into the millions.

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gestroud
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/25 18:20

  • gestroud

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That's pretty darned creative! Great idea. The only thought I have is that it looks kind of cramped - maybe one column less. Beyond that, I like it. Is it searchable?

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gestroud
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/25 18:23

  • gestroud

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Also maybe consider putting a table underneath the flowerpot, but about the blue horizontal line so that your menu can fit the page width without wrapping into a second line.

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alandail
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/25 21:23

  • alandail

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Quote:

gestroud wrote:
That's pretty darned creative! Great idea. The only thought I have is that it looks kind of cramped - maybe one column less. Beyond that, I like it. Is it searchable?


thanks. It's not searchable - at least not yet - the idea is to get things grouped in the right categories and have the better designs float to the top over time. I'm going to focus on getting that right before i worry about searching.

One thing I've done is linked things from the same store designer together - so once you find one thing you like, it's easy to find other things from that same person.

And I have plans to add the ability to let visitors leave comments and rate individual designs and have the user ratings be one factor in the ordering.

Thanks for the tip about it being cramped - is there a way to know the width of the user's screen while generating the html? Or is there a way to output html that will automatically adapt to what fits? 4 wide, 5 wide, 6 wide, whichever will fit best as the user resizes their display?

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gestroud
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/25 22:29

  • gestroud

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Quote:

alandail wrote:
is there a way to output html that will automatically adapt to what fits? 4 wide, 5 wide, 6 wide, whichever will fit best as the user resizes their display?


I think I remember seeing something posted about that within the last two weeks - can't remember the topic name, though.

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Will_H
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/25 23:10

  • Will_H

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Do we get a peek at these module modifications?

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alandail
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/26 2:46

  • alandail

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I really just modified the cafepress module it to put my affiliate ID into the links. Most of the work in building my site was in the code that calls the code from the cafepress module and in building the database.

I reworked the site a bit so spacing works better. We've also added a few thousand more products. If you have time, browse the site a bit and let me know if you see any glitches. And there's some great looking stuff on there now. For one, check out Science:Astronomy for some great photos we just added.

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scorpian
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/27 10:47

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Cool, nice and clear.

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alandail
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/27 16:32

  • alandail

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we streamlined the site to get rid of clutter - let me know what you think of the changes.

we used multimenu to get rid of a lot of stuff - is there a way to make mutimenu highlight when you have waiting private messages the way the standard user menu does?

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gestroud
Re: New Xoops based Shopping Site
  • 2006/5/27 17:31

  • gestroud

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Looking better and better every time I visit. Really nice!

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