I’ve been trying to make the front page of osCommerce a little less intimidating – it’s my opinion that a typical osCommerce store is too “busy”. What I wanted to do was find a way to have less information in the page, in other words make the page more bare.
A good way to do this is to remove some text! Well, that’s easy to do – just amend the welcome greeting etc. Then you can cut down on the number of infoboxes and maybe even remove a column (or both columns)…
It’s Web2.0 baby!
I wanted to go a step further so went on the hunt for a feature that I had seen – “information pop up bubbles”. Here’s what I came up with, which is full integrated into the “New Products for Month” box in the front page of osCommerce.
The actual look is much smoother than you see in the video – basically, the “name” and “price” and “view product” link are contained within the popup. I think it adds a lot of style to a store! What do you think?
What else could this be used for?
Well, it would be ultra simple (assuming you had a small/large image modification installed) to show the larger image in the pop-up. Or it could be used for the “Welcome Guest” greeting or anywhere else – maybe the “Your Previous Orders” box. The possibilities are endless.