View Full Version : OsC Advice Needed: php vs. Flash Templates + Intro's

09-23-2006, 07:53 AM
I am about to install OsC in the first of three accounts, and already have the Content, Merchandise, and most other Ops details ready to load.

I need to know whether from previous experience (with OsC yourself, or from technical aspects) whether I should commit to a "static" php Template, or opt to go with a Flash intro and dynamic features built into the template.

1. Are fears of visitor "load time" issues still a major consideration, or have we moved forward enough to implement a more "updated" and classier platform?

2. Are there any peculiar challenges to anticipate as I consider my ability to maintain, update, and administrate a standard OsC template site versus one that has Flash elements included?

3. Or am I totally backwards on this, having not understood that despite having a Flash "intro" the php template only mimics Flash, and will behave just like Soholaunch might?

I can see a difference (not just the price) between Premium Templates that state "Flash" and those that don't, apart from the selection of Flash Intros......
Despite my BV-Earned "Rank" I am definitely not a computer savvy "coder" or completely confident on the learning curve when it comes to moving from Soho into OsC, and I would hate to think that soon after "playing it safe" I will realize "I wish I had..."

Please share all the juicy tidbits of wisdom you have collected!

09-23-2006, 04:40 PM
visitor load time is not a real issue (high speed internet 90%), I personally would go with the static template, but it all depends on.

1) What you like.
2) What you find easier to work with.

I really can not answer your template question becuase I am not familiar
with the template in question, some are easy, some are hard.

Do what you feel comforable with, the more control you have the better.

09-23-2006, 09:19 PM
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09-25-2006, 02:56 AM

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09-25-2006, 03:11 AM
Vasilli, you have mail :)

09-25-2006, 10:28 AM
Sorry! I have been confirguring new laptops, and have yet to hook in with my main Outlook alias!

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12-30-2006, 05:36 AM
Vasili...I'm trying to edit the oscommerce stylesheet so that it looks like my friends site and was wondering if you knew how to do this....
(yes I have officially become the dumbest person in the world...true..check the guiness book and you'll see my mugshot there...lol)