Post by Daniel » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:16 am

New web site design. What do you think?

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Post by molumen » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:07 pm

Great, a lot better and clearer than the previous one. Now opencart.com needs a new logo (I can make one if needed, I'm a graphic designer).

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Post by Daniel » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:41 pm

yeah please try to make one. I'm not a graphic designer.

Maybe we should have a competition.

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Post by obiw » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:11 pm

Nice, a lot better! A competition sounds good.

It would be nice to have some nice cases from users, so you can see the possibility's in design.

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Post by JNeuhoff » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:44 pm

Looks great, well done.

I noticed the contributions area finally only contains Opencart 1.x specific addons, which is good.

Override Engine * Integrated VQMod * Unused Images Manager * Instant Option Price Calculator * Number Option * Google Rich Snippets * Google Tag Manager * Export/Import Tool * SpamBot Buster * Survey Plus


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Post by MarkF » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:08 am

Sorry to spoil the party, but have you looked at the new site in Safari 3?

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Post by phpuk » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:16 am

Hi Mark,

Just tried it using Safari ver 3.2.2 and it appears to work fine for me.

Is there something in particular that isn't working?

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Post by iloveopencart » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:35 pm

I just looked at the new site in Safari 4 Beta and didn't see any problems either.

By the way, great job on the new site. It's much better and fresher. One suggestion: put the curent version somewhere on the front page... such as on the download button.

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Post by mylane » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:54 pm

I like the new website, I have visited the site last week and read some of the reviews and the community forum. I'm an oscommerce's user, but opencart really interest me and now I'm making one using this program.

I just installed it to my server after reading and searching for other opensource ecommerce program...I just have one question, I'm trying to look for the SEO URLS module to rewrite my URL. It cannot be found.

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Post by obiw » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:47 pm

Yes, I agree!!!! Some SEO module's would be nice, nice clean URL and google sitemap. Is there someone working on that? It would be a nice to have

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Post by Daniel » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:55 pm

i think you guys only know one thing about SEO which is the url's.

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Post by mylane » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:08 pm

I know stuff about SEO, I know it just not about URL. I just want to have a url_rewrite, I have seen website using opencart that was able to do it. Last time I checked it was in the contribution page. so I was looking for it earlier. :)

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Post by obiw » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:56 pm

There are already a lot of good SEO stuff in OpenCart. Thats why it's a nice to have and not a need to have. Clean URL's look nice as well :)

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Post by Daniel » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:44 pm

1. The problem is these urls look nice, but don't offer any search engine optimisation. Google has said many times in its blogs that it does not give higher ranking to urls with keywords int hem or SEO.
2. They don't work very well. There are no big name web sites using seo url's. Sure there are some sites with text in the url but they also have ? & and =.
3. There is a standard format for writing URL's that works with the built in functions of javascript and php.
4. If you have more than one product with the same name that will cause problems.
5. This type of feature is fine for bolgs but when you are taking about categories, products manufacturers, pages, sort order etc.. things fall over very quickly.

Also look how magento does theirs.

category_1/category_2/

then if you click product and it changes to:

product_1.html

it should change to:

category_1/category_2/product_1.html

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Post by Qphoria » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:58 pm

OpenCart zero manages it ok. Though there can be a problem with 2 products of the same name, but its easy to just include the product id as part of the name, keeping it unique.

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Post by tommix » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:25 pm

Daniel wrote:New web site design. What do you think?
It's way better, congrats :) I think it will attract more people. It feels so fresh and easy..just like openCart is :)

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Post by Daniel » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:08 am

Ok since everyone keeps wanting the SEO URL's I'm putting them back. But one question what pages do we want to be SEO? I think just the categories and produtcs should be fine.

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Post by phpuk » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:32 am

Hi,

I am interested to discover why people think that SEO url's are important in todays web site design and implementation.

In my experience SEO url's are potentially a lot of work for very very little gain these days.

They also open a potential can of worms when modifications are required to the core code to facilitate new functionality.

The search engines don't need them as most of the algorithms work on the page content these days so the only benefits would be that the url is pretty and so a visitor could try and remember the url when they need to look for that specific product or piece of information in the future.

But then again I may be missing something...

Let me know if I am.

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Post by LocaLiceR » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:30 am

SEF URLs are rather for the users, IMO. You surely noticed, that Firefox 3, Google Chrome and IE8 support the search for the strings typed in the address bar. For me, for instance, it's much more easier to find a bookmarked site or a recently visited site, even when I remember only a keyword.

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Post by LocaLiceR » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:33 am

BTW, a suggestion for the 'Contributions' section. Would it be possible to reverse order the submissions (the newest first)? Let's see my contribution, the Hungarian language. Langpack for 1.1.9 is the first, and it would be easier to find the latest contribution if the sort order was reversed.

Congrats on the new look anyway 8)
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