View Full Version : my first aws site ;-)

02-16-2004, 04:17 PM
yeah yeah another one...


I actually had another category in mind first, but that one
doesn't work yet with AWS =/

But now that I have the code it will only take a few hours
to duplicate it when that category comes a bit more stable.

And now comes the hard part, promoting it :D

Feedback is of course very much appreciated.


02-16-2004, 06:10 PM
Looks good! Only thing I don't like is the domain name. :)

02-16-2004, 06:10 PM
What don't you like about the domain name chromate?

02-16-2004, 06:14 PM
looks good. but I agree the domain name I dunno how to describe it, it just doesnt seem 'eye pleasing'

02-16-2004, 06:55 PM
I think you did a good job. Very clean and simple.

I would suggest that when an element has no data that you not display the header. For example, on one product there were no features available, but the "Features" header was displayed with nothing underneath.

I'd also put some space between the bottom of one product detail element and the next. For example, some space between the end of Features and the start of Product Description.

Good luck with the site.

02-16-2004, 11:54 PM
I agree with flyingpylon about the header display when there's no data. And the popup window on a product page when you click "more info", it says, "Price is accurate as of the date/time indicated." But I don't see a date or time.

Other than that, it's a very nice job.

02-16-2004, 11:59 PM
yeah I know about the price time thing, Still waiting on a reply
from Amazon about that...

thanks for the comments!

02-17-2004, 07:35 AM
The thing I don't really like about the domain name is the two r's right next to eachother. Just a personal opinion though. In cases like that, I think a hyphen actually looks better. Just makes it more readable.

But other than that, I love the way your site looks.

02-17-2004, 01:50 PM
Well i'm stuck with the domain right now
so I might leave it as it is.... not sure really.

I've fixed the spacing and the
more info link (caching on 59 minutes for now )

I just found another bug though,

Listprice minus Our price in the following example has a horrible result.


The thing is i'm not quite familar with notations like that,
should I just go and replace the "," or am I thinking the wrong way?


02-17-2004, 03:09 PM
Theres something about the domain I don't like either... Look good though...

02-17-2004, 06:56 PM
Regarding the list price and our price, remember that AWS returns strings, not numbers. So the first thing you want to do is remove anything that's not a number or a decimal point (like $ or ,) then convert the string to a number. After that's done you can do the appropriate calculations.

02-17-2004, 07:23 PM
I think the domain name problem is there are too many repeated letters - looks funny. Also when one word ends with the same letter as the next one begins with, always odd. Very descriptive name, just hard on the eyes ;)

02-18-2004, 11:59 AM
The thing is, it's very hard to get feedback about a domain name
in a public area like this. Because chances are someone
is going to register it right in front of your eyes. :rolleyes:

Being Dutch it is rather hard to pick good domain names
these days. Guess I will have to make a list one day consisting of keywords such as reviews, outlets, discounts...

Heck, I've got no idea what an "outlet" is. Let alone thinking
about making a domain name with that keyword.

In conclusion, who can't remember the domain name in her :D
( that's unfortunatly not the point though )