First I had to have an idea of what I wanted to change. That was easy, just about any customer facing page could be argued. Then how to change it would be more difficult.
A quick list
- The Store Front
- The Product List page
- The Product Detail page
- Finally, integration of the Hydrophone Records into Detail
The Store Front Page is the launching pad for textual categories and pictures of Featured Products, which were normally stagnant and something I usually forgot to update...
The Product List Page - this is the page that shows up when a category is punched on the Store Front or when some savvy user does a Product Search. It's display shows a vertical list of the thumbnails in the category or a list of the customers Search hits.
The Product Detail page - this is the page where 'Add to Cart' happens. Either for Assortments, individual spinners or Model color selections. Most models have many color variations.
So that's what I wanted to change, now, how'm I gonna do that?
Tear it all apart and then look for missing quotes, semi-colons, brackets and mis-cased letters, lol.
Here's what it ended up looking like.
Store Front After screenshot
Ended up a condensed table of the product models with links to each Detail Page. A mouseover= event on each image enlarges the model image spinner over on the right and another shows a picture of a fish caught on the model. Try it out, its fun!
I used a popup function (Window.Open) to enlarge each model, using a mouseover= event to trigger it and a mouseout= event to close each opened window. I used Picasa to create a slideshow of fish pictures sent to me by anglers using the 'Free Spinners for Fish pics' offer. Accurate for at least the photo's that I found with spinners in the picture. That's what plays on the bottom.
This one uses mouseover= to display fish caught on specific spinner colors within the model. There is also a default page or two displaying order placement tips and spinners hoping to catch a visiting angler's attention with quips and imagination. The bottom of the page has a flash movie of the models hydrophone recording and a screenshot of its noise wave profile.
Fun Stuff. Stop by and give it a test drive.
Since its hot off the press, I'd appreciate any feedback, suggestions or problems you find. My eyes are glazed over!
New Web Store look