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Ok give me some grief.... I want good critism

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Just setting up the webby.

www.ravencrest.co.uk

Open to ideas of how to make it work.

Tried to avoid doing one but the customers give me to much grief for not having one.

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Good start, let us know when the rest of the stuff goes on and you'll probably get more comments.
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Spelling :)
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Post by Sir_John_Thomas »

Looks really good, very informative about the products, something that is missing from some other sites, you really need to know what you are spending you're hard earned cash on, will it actually do the job? (unlike some sites that will casually mention that this sword is for SCA, LARP, Re-enacment, YEAH RIGHT)

very good Sir, very good indeed

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Are you using the OS Commerce product? cos I've had no end of problems with ours.......ie payments coming through with no idea of what the order is.....we get there in the end due to tracking the customer down via the telephone but longwinded.......be very careful and i hope you find it more user friendly than we have.
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I can see your shop from here omae! It must be massive b'jesus!
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Using Actinic, yes?

Very nice :)

Very very minor things:
On shipping and returns page "All items under 2KG are sent Royalmail." Should be small kg and Royal Mail is 2 words. Also no actual shipping rates as yet.
As I said, really minor!
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Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

Yeah, I keep getting redirected to some American site trying to sell me Mayan furniture and such shite. How's that for a critque?
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Doesn't work properly with either Mozilla or Opera which are my browsers of choice.

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That link takes me to a page that appears to be owned by Plough Gaskets Direct, but it is full of errors and no content.

(In IE 8.0)
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Carl / Sir Geoffrey wrote:That link takes me to a page that appears to be owned by Plough Gaskets Direct, but it is full of errors and no content.

(In IE 8.0)
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Yes, I get the Plough Gaskets too, I didn't know ploughs needed gaskets :o

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Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

basically you're bolloxed omae, someone has stolen your web site while you were trying on that fancy new harness. Let this be a lesson to you. Be as a merchant and make money not as a knight and make war - Lorenzo D' Medici.
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Well move faster damn you!
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Can you put a pic on the front page?
I followed your link, saw nothing of interest and left. It's only because the others commented I went back for a second look.
It actually says on that front page this site is not yet active please come back tomorrow.....not very welcoming........
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Your bum looks big in that harness.
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Post by paul bennett »

Annies post seconded!

Also, the thumbnails on the menu pages (I only looked at the "weapons" page) are different sizes, which shifts the position of the text box underneath and makes it look like some are not working properly.

It looks good, and having pictures of absolutely everything is good, but you need a big, friendly front end.

The "life" pictures work better for me - where you have someone actually holding or wearing the kit. Perhaps you could do a set of posed shots wearing as much of the kit as you can, or a couple of complete kits (eg, a huscarl, a clanky, an archer etc). Kind of saying with the first page, "we can kit your whole battlefield out"
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Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

Especially if you start to stock other non fighting stuff as well, like shoes, bags clothing.
I might even know a model or two who could help you out.
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Post by Medicus Matt »

A few things....

Why is the scutum listed under 'Suits of Armour'...or do they come in pairs, front and back?

And why are 'HELMETS', 'LEGS' and 'AXES' all listed in capital letters? Is Brian Blessed selling them?

It'd be nice if you stopped calling it chainmail too.

Oh, and that's not a 'scramasax'...it's a seax.


The listing system seems a bit odd. It starts with a type (AXES) then goes to a specific ethnicity (English), then a period (Medieval...big bloody period)....so is something listed under axes not to be viewed as English or medieval?

Either break it down by weapon type or time period.

Layouts nice though, and I like the colour scheme.
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Think i've fixed some of the errors now.
Hit computer really hard and now it listens a little bit to me.
But seriously keep the coments coming, i want to get this user friendly :lol:
Off fighting for my son again Thursday Friday so wont get much done.
Heather swears at me when i ask her to do it.
Thats a different subject though... :roll:

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Well personnallly i'm glad to have been given the chance to buy some lovely puppy in your pocket toys off Pretty Polly.
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Hehe Had to be done, could not resist adding the link for those that do not approve :lol:

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Adding an events section was a good idea.
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Getting there, just so many things to do, so little time :lol:

Only got another 5000 items to list on this site then i can have a break.

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bit of a diversification?...it's a shame these are listed at the top on the left as bright green/blue/pink etc hair dye isn't really what you expect for reenactment gear

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bit of a diversification?...it's a shame these are listed at the top on the left as bright green/blue/pink etc hair dye isn't really what you expect for reenactment gear

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:lol: you have a good point.
Still learning how to get these websites to do what I tell them.

Wait till I get the Basques, body jewellery and other none Reenactment related bits up. Or pop in the real shop and get really confused. :shock:

Thanks for looking though, I'll see if the menus on the left can get cleaned up.

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Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

Good to see you again mark, small Jim was mighty pleased with the rondel dagger he bought off you.
The new swords you have are top dollar.
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Love the 14th century boots

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Re: Ok give me some grief.... I want good critism

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Are you going to be trading at Wrest Park Mark?
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