Tranformation Playing Cards

New Site using the great XLECOM Software - an amzing product.

Posting Title: Transformation Playing Cards

Company Name: Transformation Playing Cards
Store Category: Playing Card Collectables.
Web Site URL:
Description: The largest supply of Transformation Playing Cards on the WWW

Your Site looks Good, but...

Your site looks good, but you need to make some changes.

(1) Your large button links do not function. Price Enquiry should be Price_Enquiry, which is causing the problem.

Should be:

<INPUT TYPE="button" onclick="'','Price_Enquiry','width=750,height=375')" type=button value=" Please Click to enquire about price ">

You should also put in the FORM tags.

Below is the proper way. Also included is an example for opening a new window with all controllable window properties:

<form><INPUT TYPE="button" onclick="'','Price_Enquiry')" value="Please Click to enquire about price"></form>

<form><INPUT TYPE="button" onclick="'', 'Price_Enquiry', 'toolbar=no, location=no, directories=no, status=no, menubar=no, scrollbars=yes, resizable=yes, copyhistory=yes, width=550,height=550')" value="Please Click to enquire about price"></form>

(2) This site will have a problem getting indexed by search engines. When you view the source code, you get the following frameset code. You should publish or host your site differently such that you get a "Direct" link to your pages.

    <title>Transformation Playing Cards</title>
    <META NAME="description" CONTENT="The largest choice of transformation playing cards on the world wide web">
    <META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="Playing cards transformed transformation cotta chapman nixon fores">
    <META NAME="revisit-after" content="5 days">

  <frameset rows="100%,*" framespacing="0" border="0" frameborder="0">
      <body bgcolor="" text="">
      <p>This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them.</p>
    <frame name="main" src="" scrolling="auto">

Your initial site is similar to many of the others when they were initially released, Now, all you have to do is review and make changes to provide a consistent professional look. Read the comments I made to some of the other XLEcom users for some helpful tips (XLEcom User Websites).

Try to make all your fonts and sizes look clean and balanced. Also, resize all your Product ads such that they appear the same dimensionally either horizontally or vertically, or both. This is easier to accomplish if it is the last step, after you make all the previous visual changes to the site. "Look for Balance" in your design.

Reference the following page: Site Design Setup
Topic: Setting Up Your Site.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

Transformation Playing Cards

Sam - thanks for taking the time and trouble to look at the site - amazingly the large enquiry buttons work in Firefox and like the fool I am I didn't test it in IE... silly boy - will make the changes as suggested - The FORM tags my brain can't cope with but will use them anyway.

When I publish I specify no frames so I am a little confused how the framset occurs - help me with the idea of making a Direct Link as I am not up to that - Please.

Best Wishes - John

RE: The Direct Linking Problem


The Direct Linking Problem

What you need to do is host your site using a better web hosting service that doesn't use frameset type hijacking of your site.

Your present hosting company is putting in the frameset as shown in the code in the previous post and in the line of code below:

<frame name="main" src="" scrolling="auto">

This is a typical behavior of FREE hosting accounts that you should always avoid. I use because they offer inexpensive multiple domain hosting.

All you have to do to solve the current direct link problem is to move your site to a better hosting service.

A Helpful suggestion

The following is just a helpful design suggestion. I noticed that some of your large buttons are a little too wide causing your pages to stretch out in width. This ends up giving your pages an unbalanced look.

Your current large buttons look like the following:

which uses the following HTML code:

<INPUT type="button" value=" Please click on this button to send us an email. " onClick="'','','width=750,height=375')">

You can alter the look of the standard HTML button by adding CSS styling elements to your buttons. Below are two examples:

The following is the HTML code for the above styled buttons. You can change any the styling elements to get the desired results.

<form><input type="button" name="email" value="Send us an email" onClick="'','','width=750,height=375')" style="border-right: #ff9200 1px solid; border-top: #ff9200 1px solid; font-size: 8pt; border-left: #ff9200 1px solid; cursor: hand; color: #000080; border-bottom: #ff9200 1px solid; font-family: verdana; background-color: #f5f5f5"></form>

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer

The Direct Linking Problem

Sam - thanks again for taking the time.

You had my head buzzing with the concept of Free Hosting and Hijacking !!! - I pay sterling 20 per month - so decided the problem must be me and not them.

It was - in managing my domain I have it point to a directory under my main domain and I tick the box for 'cloaking' - hence the frameset coding.... took me some time to work that one out - now I am faced with the browsr window showing some weird address but I'll sort that I think with a sub-domain address - but thanks for getting my grey matter going.

But a bigger 'thank you' is due for taking the time to provide the code for me to produce smaller inquiry buttons - really great will get that implemented in the next couple of days.

Can't say more than - THANKS SAM
Best wishes - John