The recent site redesign gives the customer the benefit of large thumbnails but this in turn increased the full page site by 700K. Especially were the page has so many images. To help improve the performance you can include pagination but the site owner really did not want to have this feature, as the click through rate for next page was very low. Continue reading →
It called turn.js and the site demos the plugin, with a good reference guide too.
This meant that if they wanted to buy item Pandora and non Pandora products they would need to place two separate transactions. To make it easier to find products I implemented a Search Suggest feature which is licensed from Code Canyon and modified it to work on Digishop. Then wrote a php script to pull product information from Beadazzle Boutique into the Search suggest script.
Customers can now type in the search box and products from both sites will be suggested to them, and click on a non Pandora product will result in a new window opening for beadazzle boutique. This will hopefully show loyal Pandora customers that Beadazzle sell more than just Pandora.
This script can also be implemented in X-Cart which is what I will be implementing in Beadazzle Boutique.
I came across this jquery module that allows you to style inline scroll bars within your website.
Use jquery to ensure all output is of equal height. I always have this issue with e-commerce sites that show thumbnails of products. Either the image is odd, the proudct name wraps onto multiple lines etc.
This tutorials shows how you can resolve this using jquery.