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more info indicator?

Knowledge Base Lobby : uStorekeeper Support Conference : General Questions
Jul-17-18 12:14 AM EST
Original Message
more info indicator?
Author John Gilbert on 02-20-2000 at 15:05 (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, 2000-02-20 20:40:14 (1)
            click for more info John Gilbert, 2000-02-21 10:02:09 (2)
                 RE: click for more info Bill Weiner, 2000-02-22 07:54:11 (3)

Messages In This Discussion
         1. RE: more info indicator?
        Author Bill Weiner on 02-20-2000 at 20:40 (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."
                 2. click for more info
                Author John Gilbert on 02-21-2000 at 10:02 (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..
                         3. RE: click for more info
                        Author Bill Weiner on 02-22-2000 at 07:54 (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:

(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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