Post by Qphoria » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:23 pm

So the default module layout in 1.5.x is ... for lack of a better word... "unfinished" looking.

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- It's not centered
- The add to cart button is too big and plain (IMO)
- All elements are stacked horizontally so each item takes a lot of room, with wasted space on the side.
- Doesn't line up nicely with other products having more information or ratings..

You could fit a lot of information in a small place of 1.4.x:
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While the same space shows only 2 products in 1.5.x. even if you shrink the images to the same dimensions. It still stacks it all.
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Suffice to say I'm not a huge fan of the default 1.5.x theme, especially not when compared to 1.4.x which I think still has one of the best default cart themes of any cart.

I think the html is fine, but the css needs work.. again... in my opinion.
If others agree, I'd like to hear some css-only fixes to improve the default theme.

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Post by Qphoria » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:31 pm

My first submission... Moving the price and title to the right. Get back some wasted space:

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1. Change your sidebox module image sizes to somewhere between 45-55 px

2. Add the following lines to the bottom of your stylesheet.css

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.box-product > div {width:auto;}
.box-product .image {float:left;padding-right:5px;}
.box-product .name {float:left;}
.box-product .price {float:left;}
.box-product .cart {clear:left;}
May not be the best way... but I'm no themer.. so any better methods or other ideas are welcome

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Post by Brook » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:12 am

Q,

I agree the default theme needs a little tweaking. I agree, the "Add to Cart" Button does take up a lot of room. How can I make the "Add to Cart" button smaller?

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Post by jty » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:07 am

yer, but what about when the module is in the centre
in 1.4.9.x, we also had a featured_home.tpl file to give us 2 different styles. It's gone away now
maybe the _home.tpl files will come back in 1.5.2 but let us not talk about 1.5.2 for now

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Post by Qphoria » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:30 am

I like that the files can be set to both home and side positions using just CSS.. that was a smart change.
Just need some "finishing" on them. The code above works for both side and center.. but still not quite perfect for longer names.. but I'm no css pro

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Post by qahar » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:25 pm

I'm happy you start this thread. We need more improvement discussion like this.

I do change just like what you need through stylesheet.
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Add folowing code to the bottom of stylesheet.css

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/* box-product all */
.box-product > div { text-align:center; }

/* box-product column */
#column-left .box-product > div, #column-right .box-product > div { width:100%; margin-right:0; display:block; text-align:left; overflow:hidden; }
#column-left  .box-product .image, #column-right .box-product .image { float:left; margin-right:5px; }

/* button */
#column-left  .box-product .price, #column-right .box-product .price { display:inline; }
#column-left  .box-product .cart, #column-right .box-product .cart { display:inline; margin-left:5px; }
#column-left  .box-product a.button, #column-right .box-product a.button { width:8px; height:8px; background: url(../image/add.png) center center no-repeat; padding-left:0; }
#column-left  .box-product a.button span, #column-right .box-product a.button span { display:none; visibility:none; }

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Post by qahar » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:20 pm

Someone ask me about how to change the add to cart button on content-top n content-bottom.

Use code bellow to replace the button section on my previous post.

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.box-product .price { display:inline; }
.box-product .cart { display:inline; margin-left:5px; }
.box-product a.button { width:8px; height:8px; background: url(../image/add.png) center center no-repeat; padding-left:0; }
.box-product a.button span { display:none; visibility:none; }

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Post by Brook » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:27 am

I know everyone is going to have thier opinion. Removing the "Add to Cart" Button all together on the Category Pages and the Side Modules has a very clean look. Plus takes up a lot less screen realestate :)

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Post by dimko » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:43 am

qahar wrote:Image
I like it... I like it a lot :) Centering things looks so nice ;)

Any chance you can align the Name, Price, and the Button on the same level, so they are all aligned horizontally?

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Post by dimko » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:06 am

dimko wrote:Any chance you can align the Name, Price, and the Button on the same level, so they are all aligned horizontally?
Anyone? ???

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Post by Rainforest » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:13 am

This is fabulous!
I was just randomly reading some stuff on the forum. I agree that there is so much wasted space and things are bigger than they should be with the default theme.

I wish there was an exact 1.4.x layout for 1.5

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Post by daniel2008 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:11 am

Hi qahar,

What I want to say here is thanks a lot, sincerely.
You're brilliant!
Such the issues worried me a lot and a long time when I tried to update
OC from V1.4x to V1.5x.

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Post by matte2k » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:10 am

dimko wrote:
dimko wrote:Any chance you can align the Name, Price, and the Button on the same level, so they are all aligned horizontally?
Anyone? ???
that would look very good!

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Post by matte2k » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:25 am

any updates on this?

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Post by jas » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:40 pm

Thanks a lot Qahar , I am using the code you providedof my site above with some wonderful results . It has improved the look of my site and doubled the number of products that I can show in the left and right columns .

Anyone may have a look http://www.jsks.biz where I have applied Qahar's code .
Suggestions for more improvements are welcome .

JSKS ONLINE --> Sikh Books - CDs - Posters - Gift Items http://www.jsks.biz


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Post by matte2k » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:41 am

Bumping this again
http://ebutik.seriersant.se
How do you get the price and the buy-button so be adjusted downwards so it aligns each other?

Somebody who has a solution?
Thank you!

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Post by Iamdbat » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:24 am

I have tried all the suggested solutions but regret to say that they don't actually work as stated on OC 1.5.5 - updates would be very much appreciated

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Post by skip » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:27 pm

or you can solve this with module:
http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... =alongside

In case of long name of product Add to cart price and review go below image, but this module solve this problem.!

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