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"more info indicator?"
Posted by John Gilbert on Feb-20-00 at 03:05 PM (EST)
Is there any way to indicate that the user should click on the image to see more details or info?
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RE: more info indicator?, Bill Weiner, Feb-20-00, (1)
click for more info, John Gilbert, Feb-21-00, (2)
RE: click for more info, Bill Weiner, Feb-22-00, (3)

 

 
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1 . "RE: more info indicator?"
Posted by Bill Weiner on Feb-20-00 at 08:40 PM (EST)
There are couple ways to do indicate that the user should click on the image to see more details or more info:

OPTION 1) We've already built in to uStorekeeper and ALT="View" ... so that if the image of a product does link to something, then the user will see a "View" message when moving the mouse over the image (Works in Netscape 4 or later and IE 4 or later).

OPTION 2) You can also add a message in the "description" field or "notes" field saying something like:

"For more info, click on the image."

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2 . "click for more info"
Posted by John Gilbert on Feb-21-00 at 10:02 AM (EST)
I'm aware of both possibilities that you have mentioned.. My observation on both possibilities follows. 1) We assume that the user may move the mouse over the image. I'd rather create a road sign than assume that a user may or may not see the possible extra info. 2) With limited space for text in the frame, I feel that the description or notes field serve better use than saying, click here..

Perhaps, in future releases it could be resolved with a default "caption" below the image if a link is associated.

Also, it would be nice if we could use some of the wasted space in the frame below the image..

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3 . "RE: click for more info"
Posted by Bill Weiner on Feb-22-00 at 07:54 AM (EST)
Perhaps when we add template support (where you can setup your own template for the products)...then it will be possible to add such a caption.

In the meantime, here are a couple other suggestions:

1) Perhaps you can add your own "See Also" link in the description...similar to how we did it in our store:

http://www.uburst.com/cgi-bin/uburst_ustorekeeper.pl?command=goto&file=uStorekeeper.html

(Note that we don't have the images linking anywhere at this time, though).

2) Perhaps you can add a note about clicking on the images in a "Using Our Store" section of the "Information Page".

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