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The Climbing Shop has opened ! 
 
PitchOu
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It’s an english name but the store is 100% french. We opened yesterday this online shop focused on rock climbing products. From the beginning of the project late 2007 we decided to propose new or different products, so we were also very interested by this upcoming solution named Magento.

We tried all preview releases, this was a great opportunity to look around (and inside) Magento and try to understand how it works. Then we had to wait for the 1.0 release (waiting is always too long), we then made a clean install to apply our design and few code changes.

Of course we had to fix some problems, but most of them were due to misconfigured options or misunderstanding of Magento internals (the documentation is very light at this time and some advices in the forums are sometimes out of date or not always relevant). Other problems were caused by real bugs, for instance :
- order information not passed to paypal
- poor default image compression
- unable to compare configurable products
- free shipping not set as unique method when available
...

We manage to identify the problems in the code every time but it’s always long and difficult, especially using a simple text editor wink

Some other changes were made (adapt Tax system for France + export to non-EU countries (= no tax), pdf invoices for customers, carroussel style image gallery, tabs for product characteristics, ...). Everytime we managed to do what we wanted, that is the main asset of Magento !

The next 1.0.19700 release may sure fix most of the problems we encountered, we now have to test it on our development platform.

Bravo to all Magento team for this sensational ecommerce solution !

Update : here is the url : The Climbing Shop !

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cosmetics
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Cést bien !

 
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appity
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FANTASTIC!

I really like your design. It looks very clean and fresh.

What have you used to display your product images? I like the big preview with the sliding function.

Cheers

 
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salsasepp
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Great work! Customization is fun!!! Your image display and tab system is excellent.
(note: the title and icon of your home page is still “Home Page” and default icon).

 
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itay
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Very nice!!
Good luck with the site/

 
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leeaston
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I’m also in France and developing a shop fro the French market, any chance of the url?

 
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Neuchi
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PitchOu, you neglected to post the shop url which is http://www.theclimbingshop.com/shop/

Great looking store - best of luck and please keep us updated of any issues that arise with Magento as the orders roll in!!

 
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leeaston
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Hey PitchOu, where are you hosting, your store is very fast?

 
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erwanpia
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great shop

from what I guess this site is hosted on OVH ‘dedicated server

great servers too

E.

 
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Gabriiiel
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Vraiment tip top.

Bien développé =)

NB : Je t’ai envoyé un MP rasberry

 
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markf
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If you ask me, that is the nicest implementation yet.  Amazing work.

 
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Felicitations. Je vois que la communaute francophone est bien active!
Nous aimerions bien discuter avec des concepter web francophones et voir dans quelle mesure on pourrait etendre notre presence sur ces marches.

 
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PitchOu
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ROAR, I used a “carroussel” script from http://www.missingmethod.com/ but I can’t find the link anymore on their site. Here is the header of the main javascript file :

/**
* @author Bruno Bornsztein <bruno@missingmethod.com>
* @copyright 2007 Curbly LLC
* @package Glider
* @license MIT
* @url http://www.missingmethod.com/projects/glider/
* @version 0.0.3
* @dependencies prototype.js 1.5.1+, effects.js
*/

/* Thanks to Andrew Dupont for refactoring help and code cleanup - http://andrewdupont.net/ */

You may of course copy the files from our server !

 
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PitchOu
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This one is a new one based on the one I use :

* @author Victor Stanciu; contact [at] victorstanciu [dot] ro; http://www.victorstanciu.ro/
inspired by Glider.js by Bruno Bornsztein - http://missingmethod.com/projects/glider.html

Since it’s based on Prototype.js it will work as a charm also !

 
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Otaugames
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You’ve done a great job ! Your shop is very nice and everything is running fast. Félicitation !

 
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mott
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Great looking store.
How did you import all of the products? One by one or automated?

 
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