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Goonie

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www.pcfactory.com.au
« on: November 21, 2006, 01:28:41 am »
The site is 99% completed, however i feel the speed is a bit slow. Could everyone give me feedback on speed,performance and design please.

site url: http://www.pcfactory.com.au

Many thanks

dmanvan

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 23:16:11 pm »
Well done.

A couple of small items:

The homepage could be a bit shorter including broader product categories. Look at Dell or HP, they sell by industry not hardware type. They're aimed at providing benefits to you, the customer.

You don't clearly define your locality.  From the URL it seems that you may be in Australia, but I'm not sure.  You could do this by clearly stating your Company mission, for example, "Providing great products and support to the Australian Technical Industry."

Nice polished website.  :)

Goonie

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 00:18:03 am »
Thanks Dmanvan,

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...he homepage could be a bit shorter including broader product categories..


as more products or more generalize ?

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...You don't clearly define your locality. ..

Note taken, front page still being working at.

Cheers

Olof

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2006, 17:35:18 pm »
Fantastic Job!!!
What I like best is your category view...

http://www.pcfactory.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=23&Itemid=32

Is there any chance you could share how you achieved this?

Rich

ipcomp

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2006, 23:52:47 pm »
where did you get the great template ??

didaho24

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2007, 04:26:05 am »
Hi ipcomp,

the template used was 247 clean, google it.


Hi Rich..

Thanks for your compliment  ;D

Fantastic Job!!!
What I like best is your category view...

http://www.pcfactory.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=23&Itemid=32

Is there any chance you could share how you achieved this?

Rich

yes we would kindly share, but it takes too long to explain everything so we will copy the code here for you.

the path to edit that file is ..

site/administrator/components/com_virtuemart/html/templates/browse/

create a new file, and set it as your default for browse.
or simply create a new file called browse_1.php and overwrite the existing file in that location.

the code i used was ..

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<style type="text/css">
<!--
body {
   background-color: #FFFFFF;
   
}
.style1 {color: #FFFFFF}
-->
</style>
<br />
<table width="95%" height="193" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
  <tr>
    <td height="40" colspan="3" nowrap="nowrap" style="border-left: 1px solid #CCCCCC;border-right: 1px solid #CCCCCC;" background="http://www.pcfactory.com.au/images/top.gif"><div  style="float:left;text-align:left;text-indent: 5px;"><a style="font-size: 16px; vertical-align:middle; font-weight: bold;" title="{product_name}" href="{product_flypage}"> {product_name}</a></div><div class = "browsesku">{product_sku}&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</div></td>
  </tr>
  <tr> <td width="95" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" style="border-left: 1px solid #CCCCCC;"><div valign ="top" align="center"><a href="{product_flypage}" title="{product_name}"> <img src="{product_thumb_image}" alt="{product_name}" border="0" align="middle" {image_height} {image_width} /></a></div></td>
  <td width="1097" colspan="2" valign="top" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" style="border-right: 1px solid #CCCCCC;"><div class="bproductdesc1">{product_s_desc}....<a href="{product_flypage}" title="{product_details...}">more</a></div> <a href="{product_flypage}" title="{product_details...}"></a>          <a href="{product_flypage}" title="{product_details...}"></a>
    <br /></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td height="46" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" style="border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;border-left: 1px solid #CCCCCC;" ><div class = "browseprice"> {product_price}</div></td>
    <td height="46" colspan="2" valign="middle" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" style="border-top: 1px solid #CCCCCC;border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;border-right: 1px solid #CCCCCC;" ><div style="float:right;text-align:center">{form_addtocart}</div></td>
  </tr>
</table>
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you can easily edit this table in dreamweaver or some html editor


you may need to edit your css file a little to achieve the same look.

Hope we helped,

Olof

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 20:05:58 pm »
didaho24, thank you so so much!!

Best of luck with your store!

Rich

simfreefonez

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 23:52:26 pm »
I agree with all the above, fantastic job!
I also used your browse template on my site, with 2 products per row. www.simfreefonez.com/shop/nokia_105/ hope you don't mind ;)
I don't mean to be an annoyance but is there any chance you would also share your flypage.php and featured products module code ?  It'd be great to have the two matching.
Thanks in advance,
Tony

Goonie

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2007, 06:06:15 am »
Simfreefonez:

Here is the product flypage.php that you will find under: 

/administrator / components / com_virtuemart / html / templates / product_details / directory

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<table border="0" padding ="0" style="width: 100%;">
  <tbody>
<tr >
  <td valign="top" style="text-align:center;">
<table style="border-top: 1px solid black;border-bottom: 1px solid black;border-left: 1px solid black;border-right: 1px solid black;" width="100%"  bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
        <tr>
          <td colspan="2" bgcolor="#F0F0F0"><h2 align="center">{product_name} {edit_link}   </h2></td>
          </tr>
        <tr>
          <td width="18%" align="center" valign="middle"  bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div align="center">{product_image}<br />
            {more_images}</div></td>
          <td width="72%" align="left" valign="middle"  bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div align="left"><strong>            Product Summary: </strong><span class="bproductdesc1">{product_s_desc}</span>...</div></td>
        </tr>
        <tr align="left">
          <td align="center" valign="middle"  bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div class  = "detailprice" >{product_price}</div></td>
          <td valign="middle"  bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><div>{addtocart}</div></td>
        </tr>
      </table>
    <div align="left"><strong><br />
      Product Long Description</strong>:           {product_description}<br/>    
        <span style="font-style: italic;">{file_list}</span></div></td>
    </tr>
<tr>
  <td><hr />{product_reviews}</td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td>{product_reviewform}<br /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td>{related_products}<br /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
</tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
{navigation_childlist}<br style="clear:both"/>

The feature product on the frontpage is from this post on this forum: http://virtuemart.net/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=71&topic=18285.0

Ofcourse you are welcome to study our codes and copy anything you like  ;D

Have fun!


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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 21:18:30 pm »
nice website....

how did you do the sitemap? Is it a standard module??

Goonie

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 00:23:08 am »
Thanks Suave123,

We use Joomap for our sitemap as it does provide Google sitemap as well. You can find the component here:

http://extensions.joomla.org/component/option,com_mtree/task,viewlink/link_id,202/Itemid,35/

We used to have ARTIO JoomSEF installed as well for search engine friendly URL but I find it does slow our site down a little bit and also for some strange reason, Google does not index our product pages, so I took it off.

ARTIO JoomSEF is a great component and work well with Virtuemart, pity it does not add up for us.

Cheers.

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Re: www.pcfactory.com.au
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 11:24:36 am »
Artio JoomSEF I have purchased it also, have the same problems with it....google doenst index it properly...