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  • # June 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Ok guys I need some feedback on our farely simple site. http://www.archdesignlabs.com

    I would also like to know what would be a good way for my website to sell our video tutorials we create. I know there are a huge amount of website that could assist me but I need to know the ups and downs. I know Paypal and Foxycart have been mentioned alot along with Podbean. Does any of these seem like a good idea or would I have to do something completely different considering I am selling digital material.

    Thanks in advance,

    J. Adam Thomas at ArchDesignLabs

    # June 16, 2009 at 3:23 am

    cretique: The design is basic and "old-looking." The graphics are a little busy.

    Foxycart easily sells digital items. (I think paypal does too). Payal is cheaper, Foxycart is "badasser" (yea… it’s late…)

    I haven’t gotten to use foxycart personally, but have it on my list of things to do. The whole thing is pretty bad ass. I would love to find a similar product that is free, (cause I’m a stingy bastard) but from my investigation, it’s well worth the money.

    l8r,

    # June 16, 2009 at 8:17 am
    "AshtonSanders" wrote:
    Foxycart easily sells digital items.

    I haven’t gotten to use foxycart personally, but have it on my list of things to do. The whole thing is pretty bad ass. I would love to find a similar product that is free, (cause I’m a stingy bastard) but from my investigation, it’s well worth the money.
    l8r,

    I’m playing with the e-commerce plugin for WordPress and other than the default layout being crap it has some good functionality including the ability to sell digital and tangible items. I just wish someone with CSS Skills would fix their layout for both the list and grid style layout.

    # June 16, 2009 at 10:35 am
    "AshtonSanders" wrote:
    cretique: The design is basic and "old-looking." The graphics are a little busy.

    Foxycart easily sells digital items. (I think paypal does too). Payal is cheaper, Foxycart is "badasser" (yea… it’s late…)

    I haven’t gotten to use foxycart personally, but have it on my list of things to do. The whole thing is pretty bad ass. I would love to find a similar product that is free, (cause I’m a stingy bastard) but from my investigation, it’s well worth the money.

    l8r,

    Thanks for the reply,

    Like you I am also stingy thats why I was asking. I would really like to try a free version out first before I invest money and then no one buys what I am selling. I have looked into FoxyCart and it is really sexy and I love how you never have to leave the host site. I have heard that with paypal however that if you sell digital items that the end user that is buying the item can just say he or she was not able to download the item and paypal refunds the money even if the product was indeed downloaded. Is this at all true?

    About the site looking old I totally agree. The problem I ran into is that freewebs is hosting my site for me and I still ave 10 months left with them. So right now besides so minor css coding I cant do anything with there site. They said I can change my account to html but wont tell me at what cost. Does changing my account to html seem like a good idea?

    # June 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Certainly not a mind blowing design, but I think the functionality is rather spot on, which makes me ignore some of the upgrades it could take in design.

    This freewebhosting business sounds terrible. Get out of their quick. Change your account to HTML? I don’t even know what that means…

    I’m guessing you’re not a web designer maybe? So this is just some free template they’ve provided you?

    # June 16, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    "TheDoc" wrote:
    Certainly not a mind blowing design, but I think the functionality is rather spot on, which makes me ignore some of the upgrades it could take in design.

    This freewebhosting business sounds terrible. Get out of their quick. Change your account to HTML? I don’t even know what that means…

    I’m guessing you’re not a web designer maybe? So this is just some free template they’ve provided you?

    First off, Thanks for the comment we were def. going for function first, but now we want it to capture your eye as well.

    I could never consider myself a web designer at all, but I do understand alot and have made may update in textmate for mac to my existing site to make it look for like we need it, thats why I need some advice. As far as freewebs, they give you a base template and then they provide you the ability to put css into the template to change how everything looks but in terms of doing exactly what I need they fall short. I need to know what is the best alternative solution. I expect the website to gain thousands of members over the next few months do to all the promotions and insight we will offer. I dont really know what the change account to HTML means either. I am assuming that it gives me a blank page that accepts HTML and Css which would seem better than having them tightly control everything. Like I said any advice is much appreciated.

    Thanks again,

    ArchDesignLabs

    # June 17, 2009 at 9:54 am

    ….Bump still looking for feedback

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