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My second live Magento store:
IHSA State Finals Store

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Very nice.  I just looked at it for a sec but I immediately noticed some darker shading on the left part of the Shop By, My Cart, etc. tabs on the product pages.  Not a big deal but it stood out to me.

Good job.

 
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@mrjohnnycake:  Thanks!  Could you clarify what you mean by the darker shading?  I am not seeing any difference here in IE7, Firefox, or Safari.

 
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Fantastic work, Sherrie!

The store looks great - I really like your customizations, can hardly tell it’s Magento!

Definitely one of the best yet - nice work.

 
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@ sherrie
To test your web design in different browsers check this site http://www.browsershots.org/.

You using PNG and actually PNG make problems in IE 6 end earlier versions. I think there is a solution for this but i’m not sure 100%.
In IE 7 its look ok but stil you can see something darker on the left top part.

But, the site look great ..... i’m love with Magento sites smile

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Fantastic work, Sherrie!

The store looks great - I really like your customizations, can hardly tell it’s Magento!

Definitely one of the best yet - nice work.

I have to agree . . . this is one of the sharpest Magento based stores I have seen yet.

Very inspirational.

If I may ask . . . Are there any supplemental modules and/or scripts that you integrated that are not part of the base Magento package?

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@itay: Ok, great - thanks for the tip.  And the compliment. smile

@TomC: Thanks!  The only thing I added was Ajazza’s layered navigation settings to make the attributes appear as dropdowns and two small blocks of code on the front page to feature the track shirts and display new products.  If there’s something specific you’re referring to I can let you know how I did it.

 
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Hi Sherrie,

Lovely store - well done! Could you just share with us where you put the AddMe button code in the templates?

Thanks and once again, great work!

 
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@lisali:  Thanks! I put the addthis code in app/design/frontend/default/YOURTEMPLATE/template/tag/popular.phtml which probably is not the correct place for it as it would only display if there are tags.  What you would want to do is build a block just like the mini-cart, mini-newsletter, etc and put it in that way using app/design/frontend/default/YOURTEMPLATE/layout/catalog.xml

Hope that helps. smile

 
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Looks good sherrie, thanks for sharing. BTW I noticed a certificate error on FF on my PC.

Just out of curiousity, what payment processor are you using? Do you have a preference?

 
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Many thanks, Sherrie!

That does help a lot.

Once again - great work on the store - and a lovely favicon as well!

Looking forward to seeing what your next live store will look like.

All the best!
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@Pooch: Thanks ... I noticed that on Safari but hadn’t seen any problems using a PC.  I’ll have to check with our hosting company and certificate provider to see what’s going on as it’s only about 2 months old and good till 2010.

We use Authorize.net for all of our online payment processing.  It was researched and used on one of our other stores before I ever came here, so I’m not really sure what the reasoning was - though it must be fairly popular as it was one of the first ones built into Magento.

 
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sherrie, cool! Thanks again for sharing!

 
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sherrie - 14 May 2008 06:41 AM

My second live Magento store:
IHSA State Finals Store

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Nice site. I actually live in Illinois, and my local high school was in the ihsa state tournament last year. Small World....

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know you have a unsecured items alert popping up on your checkout pages. Probably an unsecure image somewhere.

It does run a little slow, but faster than I have been able to get Magento to run.

 
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@compwhizmm: Small world indeed. smile

Thanks, I just fixed that.  I had an image hardcoded into the footer because the skin path wasn’t working, I just changed it to https and now it’s fine.

It is a little slow because we are running off of shared hosting for now, but not too unbearable - at least, we’ve had quite a few orders so it hasn’t been much of a deterrent.

 
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Excellent Job!

In my opinion the product grid list would look even better with a little bit more space around the product images, and maybe you can make sure that all the products are displayed on a white background?

This is your current product display: http://www.minervapromotions.com/ihsa/store/winter-events/basketball-boys

My preference is to have the products displayed more like this: http://s38768.gridserver.com/mens-laptop-bags/laptop-backpacks

 
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