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Got a quick question: What would you recommend as a free domain, free web iPage hosting service website? Hoping for any answer or 2. My 2nd question... Hi well after slogging away for a few months - I am finally ready to open my shop - so I would appreciate any feedback -.

My question is - I know I have a screen resolution problem and that my shop is best viewed at 1024 x 768 and I have made mention of that on my iPage site - my problem is I think I have gone too far to fix it - I have about 500 items and they have a width of about 300px each - if I change the max width in admin will this help? and then what about the other settings?? I know I originally set all my logo etc., up to be 960 wide - I can change that too but I have a feeling it's not that easy - any help would be appreciated..

Site: http//www.scrapboxx.com.au/catalog.

Thanks in advance!.

If you want to create a test account by all means do so - just make sure you have the first name as test and I can delete and restock my products..

Thanks.

Maria..

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Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

He forgot the : after http. Back ground images are too large, and, as the last poster commented, iPage site shuold be set for 750 to 775 px. wide, as this allows for 15" monitors at 800x600 resolution, and larger ones at 1024 x 760 using a browser with an info bar on the left side..

Nice looking site. Good luck with it!..

Comment #2

Oops. didn't even notice that in the url he posted...

Comment #3

Hi,.

Sorry correct link for iPage site is.

Http://www.scrapboxx.com/catalog/.

Can I get some help in changing the size where do I do this???.

Geotex - when you say background image - do you mean my logo or the image that comes up on the lhs - the square star shape??.

Also just a question, how did you find my product images, did they load slowly or do you find then o.k. ? .

Thanks for any feedback anyone, much appreciate it!!.

Maria (she's a she!)..

Comment #4

I am guessing that you are using a heavily modified cart, looking at your source code..

1. Background image, and logo images should be sized to fit all, including your left and right panels, on a 775 px. wideviewing area. You can rework sizes in what ever program you used to create them..

2. images looked okay, I found them to load okay, but then I have DSL with t1 speed for download. Dial-up users might find them a little slow. You might want to try one of the image mods for multiple images such as sm,med large images, 3 images :-) , or mopix to control the size..

I wouldn't let that keep you from going live, though, as your site, as is, will work. Just work on making it as user-friendly as possible now that you are ready to go live...

Comment #5

Ps: Sorry, Maria, looked at the wrong post when I said "he" :-(..

Comment #6

Hi Geotex and thanks for that!.

Is it just my background and logo image that you think is stopping my iPage site working for 800 x 600?.

If it is that should be an easy fix after all..

All the image files are no bigger that 12K each - what is the average size to work well do you know???.

I have got a pretty heavily modified iPage site all round.

But it all seems to be working well together!!.

Thanks for the feedback..

Maria..

Comment #7

12 k should be okay. My earlier work was done in Corel Photo, and could make thumbnails 3-4k and get good images. Now do most of it in Adobe, and slightly smaller images with no more clarity are running 10-14K..

Hook up on a dial-up connection, try to get your product pages to load in 15 to 25 seconds, max. If they do, you have nothing to worry about. If they take longer than 30-35 seconds, do some rework on the photos to compress more, or cut the size a little..

Good luck with the site...

Comment #8

You can check dial up load times at.

Http://www.websiteop...rvices/analyze/.

Hth,.

Matt..

Comment #9

Hi Geotex, really appreciate your comments! Will go and have a good look at your recommendations..

Cheers!.

Maria..

Comment #10

Hi ecartz,.

Thanks for that what a great resource!!!.

My iPage site is loading in the following times:-.

56K 49.56 seconds.

ISDN 128K 15.32 seconds.

So back to work I go!!.

Maria..

Comment #11

Hi well after slogging away for a few months - I am finally ready to open my shop - so I would appreciate any feedback -.

My question is - I know I have a screen resolution problem and that my shop is best viewed at 1024 x 768 and I have made mention of that on my iPage site - my problem is I think I have gone too far to fix it - I have about 500 items and they have a width of about 300px each - if I change the max width in admin will this help? and then what about the other settings?? I know I originally set all my logo etc., up to be 960 wide - I can change that too but I have a feeling it's not that easy - any help would be appreciated..

Site: http//www.scrapboxx.com.au/catalog.

Thanks in advance!.

If you want to create a test account by all means do so - just make sure you have the first name as test and I can delete and restock my products..

Thanks.

Maria..

Comment #12

I was unable to look at your site, said it could not be found..

But, if your images are that big your iPage site will be extremely slow. You should reduce the size of your images. Also, you should set your iPage site to be only about 766px wide. Many people still only use 800x600 as their screen settings. Going with such a large size with big images will drive a lot of people away...

Comment #13


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.