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  • # January 2, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    This is my first stab at Magento, please give me your honest thoughts. If you hate it tell me, if you like it tell me.

    You may find a broken link or two, but for the most part everything should work. There are very few products because the store is not live yet and some categories do not have products yet.

    I started with the blank Magento template and just did some basic styling.

    Things I have noticed are the fieldset and legend tags, and I threw Chris’s slider on the homepage until I get the time to write my own.

    # January 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    It looks very good (IMHO) the one thing I did notice was the links at the bottom of the page are close enough together that non-savvy users may get confused as to which link they are over if they decide to use them, but overall very nice.

    # January 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks Sure, I forgot to increase the line-height in the footer.

    I bumped it up, added some padding between the columns and set the text decoration to underline on hover only. Looks better already.

    # January 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Much better. Did not dig into the code much but it is clean and attractive.

    # January 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Reflection is gone and after a lot of searching I was able to remove the text from the search box as well as the redundant word ‘search:’ in front of the actual search box.


    # January 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I also added a drop shadow like effect to both sides of the container. It is subtle but it makes it stand out.

    Any other ideas to give more of a polished look?

    # January 10, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    IMO I think it would flow better and be more consistent if there were no white space btwn the content and sidebar.

    # February 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Yeah, that one pixel thing I can only get in Firefox 3, I don’t know what is causing that. I’ll look into it further.

    Unfortunately, after a lot of headaches, I restyled the site for Zen Cart. I really liked Magento, but there were just too many issues that we were running into. So for now, I went with reliability. But I would love to see Magento become more stable.

    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    # March 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I’d really like to see more pictures of the tiles ‘in-situ’ as the current pictures of the tiles don’t really do justice to the final product. It wasn’t until I had a good look at the kitchen picture on the homepage that I went "Wow those are nice".

    Also, is there any way to make ordering the sample kits easier. Perhaps having two options on the product page – "Add to Cart" and "Order a Sample" – would be more intuitive than the current system?

    # March 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    Also, is there any way to make ordering the sample kits easier. Perhaps having two options on the product page – "Add to Cart" and "Order a Sample" – would be more intuitive than the current system?

    I am working hard on that, I think that my only option is to make a duplicate item for every single product we have and place a link to it on the product page. I am working very hard to come up with a different method for ordering samples, because the current method is just not efficient. Zen Cart works great, but some things just aren’t built in.

    Sorry to get off topic

    from the home page, I have no idea where you are. I had to look at Contact Us, not sure, but I would
    like to know where your business is right off the bat, would probably not look at your services if you
    are not close to me for business

    We don’t have a brick and mortar showroom, just a warehouse and office. We are selling online only. That’s why you can’t find us, no retail. :D

    Thanks for the comments

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