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Respected BHW Members - Reviews, Opinions, Suggestions please

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Andre2812, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    I am almost finished with a site that I have put together, based upon the fitness market, and more so the equipment. I managed to get a relatively good domain name (well I think so at least) from an auction and have installed a Joomla site, with virtuemart and custom theme.

    I would be interested in, and would highly appreciate any comments, recommendations, input or whatever (good or bad).

    Note: I have only loaded 2 sample products as I still have to complete the shipping and payment modules - but I am looking for general views on the overall look and feel of the site.

    Thanks as usual.

    Andre

    http://www.fitnessproductsonline.com/
     
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    I don't know about making it look like amazon, the design is fine, but there are several errors in your site.

    1. The category images don't show up.
    2. The shopping cart shouldn't be beneath your categories - either put it in the header above the search (best) or in the left column.
    3. Remove the VM logo from the empty cart
    4. Instead of the giant twitter bird, add several links to social sites or something.
    5. "Account Functions" - use css to shrink the space between the form elements so the login isn't soooo tall. - You are using the wrong login box - switch to the VM login box, or edit the link in the default one so that the registration links to VM's registration and not Joomla's or you will have problems with your user accounts.
    6. !!!Remove the 3 links from the footer (unless you are really making $$$ from them!)
    7. In your article default parameters turn off show author, written date and edited date.
    8. "Fitness Industry News" - import stories into your site, linking to other sites like that has NO benefit for you and potentially just leads your customers away.
    9. Your default VM browse page is set to 1 product per line, it should be set to 3 (or 4 if it fits)
    10. your thumbnails are too small - set them to be MUCH bigger (currently set to 90, min should be 200, or even 250)
    11. VM bug - the quantity "up" and "down" boxes don't show properly in IE, one way to fix it is to add a border to this class: .quantity_box_button
    12. Don't forget to add your copyright, a sitemap (xmap or other component, not by hand!) and turn on sef urls

    Good start though, keep going
     
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  4. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Agente808,

    Thank you so much for such great input, that is really a great help to me, and I am very appreciative of that.

    Best Regards
    Andre

     
  5. blackma

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    Some testimonials would be nice along the side.

    The boxes in the middle looks like they should have images in them (It actually looks like there are images trying to load!) i.e. make the boxes smaller or centre the text in the middle of the existing boxes.

    Make a smaller button for the 'Follow Me' twitter banner. While we are on twitter your profile needs some beautifying
    mytweetspace.com
    or
    twitrbackgrounds.com

    Get rid of the three links at the very bottom well at least on the homepage!!

    The silhouette in between the images of the equipment is annoying. Get a picture of some hot chick would be nice!
    Maybe something like this
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    But Not This :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    kenjiamano Junior Member

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    O-M-G My Godthat was one heavy women:D:D
     
  7. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Thanks blackma

    Really appreciate all the constructive input here....

    Re The twitter part, couldn't agree more. I will get around to uploading a custom background image with the site look and feel and logo for branding.

    Best Regards
    Andre
     
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    I agree. More images! More beatiful people in sport clothes
     
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  9. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to look at the site and provide their input.
     
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    Gupnup Regular Member

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    No, not this. She looks like a fricken guy, look at her face.