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Website design mockup opinions

Discussion in 'E-Commerce and Online Selling' started by Hugo, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Hugo

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    I understand that, however I have hardly been trading through the site been mostly on ebay so although its a bit of hassle it wont have too much of a negative effect as i do not have a big customer base.
  2. Dave

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    I didn`t know that, I thought you just ticked the box in your admin panel and your site vanished.
    This is why I pay people to look after my site..............;)
  3. Hugo

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  4. habeeb24

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    Let me know what design you are disc using.Because am also a web designer.So please share the ideas with me so that i can give you a correct estimation for the work Thanks and regards Habeeb
  5. Saajan

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    What has your host said so far?

    Also, it seems like the server is down at the moment.
  6. Hugo

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    Yeap, I think what they've done is actually turn off the server themselves, they sorting it out but said some files could be infected so they would have to test site manually on a different server.
  7. Hugo

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    Right Guys, have added a help section top right let me know what you guys think and if it fits in?
  8. Hugo

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    Hi Guys,

    Needing some help on the product area where the image and tittle is.

    I personally think it's not good enough and it need to look more appealing. I have thought of moving the bundle offer to under the first box, kinda like amazon. As the double discount box is making that box long in general.

    If I move the double discount box under the product image and tittle then I can place the buy button on bottom right on the product box and make the whole box smaller in general.

    Please share you're ideas. Thanks
  9. Hugo

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  10. JustCraig

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    Looking good.

    It's always better to make sure everything is in order before launching a new project rarther than just jumping in and having to deal with all the problems later.

    Looking forward to the launch.
  11. DaleB

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    That looks great!

    who's your designer?!
    what cart you using?
  12. ClumsyCol

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    What cart are you doing it on?
  13. Hugo

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    Thanks Guys,

    It's being done on Pinnacle Cart.

    Im not 100% on the buy button lol
  14. Michael

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    I am still at a loss as to why you spent all that time and money developing the site previously and then decided on a new cart with the new design which from what I can see is virtually the same but with much more white (which many people suggested staying away from dark backgrounds the first time around)

    The site has always been far too long in my opinion with far too much going on under the fold.
  15. ResellerLad

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    I look forward to the launch very much.

    Out of interest, how much money have you set aside for stock etc?
  16. Hugo

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    Thanks Michael, always good a bit of criticism, We had a lot of problems with the cubecart so decided to stop. When trying to import a pic with transparent background the the GD module just use to ad black background to it which would not be of any good use for us. Also we found the back end to be sluggish and the devs has no solution for either of these. The other problem was because we had a lot of product it was just not giving us the functionality we needed. Last thing was then uploading images with a white background it did not look presentable on our tables on the product page which ere grey. So I have now decided to to white everything just purely for simplicity and saving time. Without changing the design to much and my designer has kindly agreed to help me.

    Moving on. Reseller - I have set a side 3,200 for stock to add to what I already have. As i already have all my stationary the only things I need left is integrated labels (found solution already) and need to print flyers to go in the jiffy bags with the items. Have some money as back up as well.
  17. Web Developer

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    It's looking fairly decent to be fair. I'll echo a concern expressed by another contributor about using black as a background. Black creates a rather tiring feel, white space is calming. But it's not the end of the world. Again you would have to realise that changing the background will necessitate that other changes be made since all these things are complementary.

    I often urge clients to simply go template hunting. Spend a week looking for a very good template then get your developer to customise it for you. That way you have a solid platform which looks clean and has a solid code base. Hope that helps.
  18. Nick-D

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    As long as everything of importance is above the fold and everything is optimised correctly then it shouldn't be a problem to have a lot of things below the fold as it is generally just additional information.
  19. Hugo

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    Thanks Guys,

    Going into coding tomorrow or Wednesday :D
  20. greedyboy

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    I can't help but think you have wasted a lot of time and money.

    The site(s) look really great, but I would have got the original one working and trading before spending anymore money having a new site developed. Any off the shelf carts have 'problems' but you just work round them short term to save money.

    I'd imagine you have shelled out close to £1500 - £2000 and not even got the site established. Coupled with the fact you are probably selling the one of the most competitive products with small margins/high risk. Why you have letterheads etc is beyond me. I don't even have letterheads lol!

    What is your USP?
    The products you sell can be easily found on 1000's of sites, not to mention most of the biggest retailers in the UK. I'd liken it to me deciding to sell groceries, spending a few grand on a flash website, then all my customers still shopping with Tesco, ASDS etc because there is no reason for them to buy from whatsoever, unless I offer something different (such as specialist olive oil from Cambodia for example).

    I'd imagine serious gamers (the ones who spend a lot of money) already have a reliable retailer they can collect from or pre-order online?

    You might get the odd result in google for 'cheap COD game' and get an impulse purchase, but most gamers will simply type in 'Amazon.co.uk' or 'Play.com', do a few price comparisons and buy from the big boys who can deliver on time and not risk a company they have never heard of to save 2 quid.

    The only USP I can imagine is you will be cheaper than the others. If this is the case there are two flaws. 1) If you are only say working of £2 a game and you get busy, your costs will rise (staff, storage etc) which then forces you your prices to a more realistic level. 2) You can not compete with the big boys on-line unless you are adding serious value in some other way. The supermarkets are prepared to compete with that?

    Maybe you do have an ace up your sleeve that I have missed? If so I take my hat off to you. However if you think creating a nice pretty website and the sales will come flooding in, I don't think so, unless you were selling something that was not so mainstream, such as unbranded trendy handbags for example.

    This is not a dig, just looking from the outside.
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