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Offline chainmaille

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2012, 05:22:41 PM »
I've challenged our developers to get this implemented this week. We'll see how far they get.

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2012, 09:01:36 PM »
Good luck with that, Andrew.  I know patience isn't your strong suit!

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2012, 07:22:17 AM »
Good luck with that, Andrew.  I know patience isn't your strong suit!


You think???  You should see him when he has a plan and it isn't going fast enough!   :police:   On the other side when it is something he doesn't want to do it is like it doesn't even exist!

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2012, 07:29:22 AM »
My nose is itching, is someone talking about me  ???

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2012, 08:14:44 PM »
You two make me laugh with the fun banter in the forums. :)  The forums here are so enjoyable.  Makes me feel like I have found a new family.

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2012, 04:39:49 AM »
You two make me laugh with the fun banter in the forums. :)  The forums here are so enjoyable.  Makes me feel like I have found a new family.


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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2012, 04:51:15 PM »
Well the deadline has moved to this week, their was some sickness in our developers family last week. Everyone seems to be better now, Josey is on top of the changes as well. So hopefully by the end on this week we will be looking at new product pages. Just so everyone knows the new image size will be obviously larger. All the existing product pictures will stay as is and will be centered in the new product picture place holder. Since we do not keep the original images as this point, we are not able to upsize the current product pics. If you choose to upsize pics you can, but I would wait a bit.

We are trying to sort out a better and different way to handle images. This may come after, not during, the product page change. All new products will handle the larger pic.
Now this is what we are planning on implementing, I do not have a firm date yet when it will be done, but we are planning on creating 4 images from the initial pic.
One the original unchanged.
Two the product pic.
Three the front page and category thumbnail size.
Four the product page thumbnail size.

We are currently looking into a different way to process the pics, so you do not have to worry about resizing them, and so that when we resize them they are not grainy.
Once we figure this out, which we will, we'll let you know. The full size unedited picture will be accessible by clicking on the main product image, that way the customer will be able to see a full size view of the product.
When we get this implemented, the product pics will be in much better shape.

I just wanted to keep everyone aware of the current and future changes on the list and where we stand.

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2012, 04:56:23 PM »
Oh, here is the final draft for the new product pages. Please note the columns will be swapped. It is industry standard for the add to cart button to be on the right not the left. Enjoy


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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2012, 10:06:17 PM »
Oh WOW!  How gorgeous is that!

Will our photos at their current size(s) work in the new layout?

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2012, 06:27:34 AM »
Oh WOW!  How gorgeous is that!

Will our photos at their current size(s) work in the new layout?

The current photos will not be resized. They will be just centered in the new product box. Since we do not have the original photos we can not resize them to the new product pic size. That is one thing we are looking to change in the future, it will just require a lot more server space, but it is the right thing to do.

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Re: New Product Pages in the Works
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2012, 08:29:07 AM »
Exciting! This was pretty much the one thing on my HA wish list!!