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My 1st question is: Is there a service similar to iPage.com? Looking forward for any answer or 2. My 2nd question... I have seen a iPage website that uses some rather nifty features and I wondered if anyone knows if they are generally available as contributions or are they likely to have been hand crafted by the web developers that created the site..

1. Tabbed list for summary, spec., reviews, FAQs etc.

Http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/p...products_id=272.

2. The comparison feature (try it).

Http://www.advancedm...dex.php?cPath=3.

Any guidance would be appreciated..

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The answer is Yes, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another member here to confirm my answer as I am unsure. Better yet, why don't you contact the iPage guys because they can answer you better...

Comment #1

Sorry I don't have the answer, but it does show that there is no end to the features OSC could eventually have..

The rows or grids function is also nice..

Two other features I'd like to see are the ability to increase/decrease font size for us.

Older users.

Font changer.

Look for the "A's under the search box on the top right..

.....and the ability to turn off the pictures for faster loading..

CpCommerce.

Look for the box "Products In This Category" and play with the options.

Hopefully we can encourage a few bored contribution coders to sharpen their pencils and create a few new add-ons. Wouldn't that be something!.

John..

Comment #2

Div.mainbg {.

Background-image: url('/images/main-bg-tile.gif');.

Background-repeat: repeat-y;.

Width: 760px;.

Border-right: 1px solid #000000;.

Margin-right: auto;.

Margin-left: auto;.

}.

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Tcjay.

: 26 May 2004, 08:42..

Comment #3

View source reveals these 2 key sections to make it work..

Is this clear to you - yes, this could be good as a contribution or more general a tips & tricks as it's not something to install but guidance on how to make your own, and what to add where in your shop ....

BTW, I love this post ... see the next one.

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="css/k001.css">.

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="css/k001.css" title="Normal">.

<link rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen,print" href="css/k002.css" title="Gross">.

<link rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen,print" href="css/k003.css" title="SehrGross">.

   <td class="headerNavigation" align="right">Text Size: <a href="#" onclick="setActiveStyleSheet('Normal'); return false;"  style="font-size:8px; color:#FFFFFF;">A</a> <a href="#" onclick="setActiveStyleSheet('Gross'); return false;" style="font-size:11px; color:#FFFFFF;">A</a> <a href="#" onclick="setActiveStyleSheet('SehrGross'); return false;" style="font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; color:#FFFFFF;">A</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</td>..

Comment #4

To me this looks like handcraft, an excellent example - credit to that team of designers and coders !.

As for the questions, as far as I know there aren't any contributions that are doing this, I've done some related searches recently and couldn't find anything..

1) I can see how it's done, with the graphical design and different actions behind each of the tabs, so everyclick is like loading a new page, there is no caching of the tabbed pages..

2) since I couldn't find any contribution, I started to write my own earlier this week..

I've got a basic comparison working for the options and actually posted a few days ago for input on how to go about storing the specifications. Haven't had any response yet, so if you could add comments/requirements for how you'd want it to work, then I'll go for the most common denominator, and not just for my personal needs..

The post is in Features & Suggestions:.

Http://forums.oscomm...showtopic=94638.

Thanks for taking the time to add on and give input.

Carine..

Comment #5

Hi Carine, Thanks for your response to the text sizing question. I quickly tried your code but still have to get it to work. Just a bit tired and distracted. I had tried doing it in the past by using a single css with the different font sizes but dropped the project to work on more pressing things. It seems the concept is called "style changer" and there are a few (old) contributions out there. Most run into many hundreds of lines of code because there are a few issues involved that your little snippet doesn't cover..

1. Persistence across pages (cookies or sessions)..

2. User coming back at later date and code remembers what font. (The same as number 1 I guess, but would involve extra code I'd imagine.).

I reckon it would make an excellent contribution and I'd love to see you do it. To push my point, it's amazing how many people like myself are sight impaired. I was a printer and book designer for most of my life and the number of customers who requested 11pt type instead of the standard 10pt was amazing. In fact, 99% of my work was produced in 11pt. That one point makes all the difference as you probably know..

Hope to inspire you!!!!.

John..

Comment #6

Carine,.

Well done for working on this..

Don't know which tables these would go on but I can explain the functionality I would like to see..

I would like to define a table of specification attributes that would contain field labels such as depth, height, weight, No of pixels, age rating, zoom multiplier, etc (could add funtionality for field type and editing - but could be simple text entry to begin - single or multiline)..

Then I would like to define a product type template where I can choose different attributes to be applied to a product ie for digital cameras I would choose depth, height, weight, No of pixels and zoom multiplier but for dvds I would select depth, height, weight and age rating..

When adding a product I would select an applicable template and then add the entries to the applicable fields for that product..

When comparing differing products I would show applicable field titles for all selected products and if a product did not contain that particular entry I would show it as null..

This information would not only drive the comparison feature but would also drive the specication page in the product listing - especially on the tabbed page as described in my original post..

Good luck and please keep in contact..

Jim..

Comment #7

I have seen a iPage website that uses some rather nifty features and I wondered if anyone knows if they are generally available as contributions or are they likely to have been hand crafted by the web developers that created the site..

1. Tabbed list for summary, spec., reviews, FAQs etc.

Http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/p...products_id=272.

2. The comparison feature (try it).

Http://www.advancedm...dex.php?cPath=3.

Any guidance would be appreciated..

Comment #8

That's cool as hell but I have no idea how to do that...

Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.