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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Dustin_m, Jun 1, 2011.

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    I've been meaning to redesign my site for like 6 months now and finally got around to it a couple weeks ago. I uploaded the site a few days ago and thought I'd share. Any constructive criticism is more than welcome. I still have a few things I want to change, mainly the store area. I really don't want to use a store service where I have to pay a fee, so I was using the Paypal buttons and designed it myself. Anyone have any suggestions for a nice way to implement a store on my own while making it easy to update and add to the contents?

    Here's the link

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    not sure how i messed that up, but it's fixed now.
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    Any idea if I can embed the etsy store onto a page on my website? I've contemplated Etsy for a while now but haven't really found out if I can do that or not.
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    This is probably a stupid question, but what language do i use to use the API, php? I haven't done any type of scripting languages or any web-based stuff before, just done the basic java/c++/vb/c# stuff. I would be into reading up on what I need to know to do it myself, but I don't know where to start.
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    php and javascript for the JSON/REST calls

    if you understand java or c, php is cake
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    Thanks b, I'll look into it. I just created an etsy account, though, and realized why I decided against using it before. With the $.20 fee to list an item for 4 months, it just doesn't make sense for me to sell this way. I could potentially have about 50 prints up for sale and over the long run I could be spending quite a bit in listing fees if I don't sell enough prints. I'm kind of pondering just taking down the store section of the site entirely until I get more traffic to the site. All of the prints I've sold since the site has been up have been from other places and I haven't sold a single print through the site yet anyway.

    Ideally, I would like a way to have a "buy" button next to each photo in the portfolios sections that would add the desired size to a shopping cart, but I don't really know how to go about doing that, and can't spend the $$ to have someone build the site for me the way I would like it.
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    something funny with your template. seems to render wider than it should.
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    What makes it seem wider than it should be? can you take a screenshot?
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    Looks like you fixed it or my browser just decided to render it wrong the first time.

    Looked as though the footer was setup as a static 1920 width or something. Now its fine though.

    Actually it's not, it's something in the store section. SS attached. It only shows up on smaller screens.

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    Do you have a flickr account setup yet? Also use the shit out of things like instagram if you have an iPhone or something like PicPlz on android. That can go a decent way of driving traffic to your site.
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    just noticed my favorites bar....im a sad sad individual....

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