In the ongoing project that I am working on, the client decided that he would like the ability to choose how each category displays; whether it be a “grid” view, or a “list” view…
There are a few older forum posts about this, and some sites have some good examples of something very close in action. A typical example is Matts site (example category page) where the user can change the view from list to grid and vice-versa.
We needed something slightly different, as we need the Admin to decide the correct view and then not have the ability for the user to change it.
Has the ability to choose how the category is shown. If “list” is selected (which it is by default), then the usual osCommerce product_listing modules is shown. If “grid” is selected, then a new coded module is shown.
Shop “List” view
Shop “Grid” view
It’s a pretty good idea, as sometimes it is better for the end-user to have the available information presented in a different way. Whatever is better for the end-user is usually better in terms of the shops’ bottom-line !!