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new shop in Japan - Abi Loves… - localized for English and Japanese
 
quanza
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Hi all,

After one too many late nights, we’re proud to announce the launch of Abi Loves… - a children’s products store in English and Japanese.

http://www.abiloves.com

If you’re expecting kids, have kids, or need to get something for kids - you’re bound to find something (I hope!)

The site is image heavy and hosted in Japan, so your load-page times may vary if you’re accessing from overseas.  Please be patient - Japan locals get 100Mbps fiber (yes, 100Mbps :), so we’re less concerned with page loads here :P

Some notables:

- completely rewritten javascript for the onepage checkout process.  For us, jQuery offered enough benefits over the default Prototype / Scriptaculous to undertake the effort of ripping out the default opcheckout.js and recoding it in jQuery :) Also, the vertical accordian-style checkout didn’t make UI sense to us, so we redesigned it as a horizontal process.

- Yuu-Pack and EMS shipping modules for Japan

- “kana fields” support for Japanese names, where we store the phonetic spelling of Japanese users’ names alongside their kanji spelling.

- rewritten image zoom as a jQuery plugin.  I was surprised I couldn’t find a replica of the Prototype / Scriptaculous image zoom in jQuery.  The UI is what we wanted, but I’m trying to wean Magento off its dependence on Prototype, so a jQuery plugin was in order.

The modules for Japan (shipping and kana-support) will be packaged soon for public consumption.  The jQuery image zoom plugin will be provided on the jQuery plugins database once I catch up on paying my electricity bill, and the checkout jQuery code ... well, I wrote it abstractly enough that others should be able to use it, but I do need to clean it up a bit so will share it once I do that.

I’m curious if anyone knows if Magento has any jQuery “integration” plans on their roadmap?  In fact, best would be no *integration* of Javascript - leave that to do the developers.  Just don’t make it so hard to switch Javascript libraries!

Anyways, hope people enjoy the new shop!

 
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Unixversal
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knowing the japanese style and design as well as shops and websites t - his shop looks very clean and harmonic. nothing sticks out negatively. i think you did a great job there. hope you have a great success!

cheers.

 
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Joshua Barrie
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Fantastic Shop! Very well laid out.  Your custom jquery plugins work really well. The design is awesome… I can’t find anything negative. I also hope you have a great success!

 
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unfeasible
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Very nice site and cool clothes! Nice process and customisation of magento.

 
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mehamgul101
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Well i think abi love is one of the best store in japan related to the children,s product but i am happy they open it for japanese and also for the English so this kind of thing has inspired me so much and i will also buy products for my Children and thanks you share it
with us in this wonderful forum

 
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ainohamorena
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nice work with the shop looks nice…

 
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