A Happy User - But here's a Wishlist of features or workarounds I'd like
First, thanks for a great application - it really streamlines my processes - Well done Sam.
Now here's a few things that I wish for that would make the application even better
The problem I have with the non-framed site layout however is that the page width is not set to 100%, e.g Framed sites stretch out to the resolution of the user - non-framed sites do not, which IMHO makes the site look not quite as polished
2. Also related to the above, when publishing to non-framed sites all my ad pages title meta tags are set to the same as the homepage... e.g. XYZ Inc Homepage. When I look at the source of framed ad pages the title tags are set to the category details for the page. It would be great if the non-framed pages could do the same - so I don't have to manually code them after publishing...
3. On the homepage with ads, or ad pages with short description it would be great if the long descriptions could be accessible, e.g. a link next to the add to bring up the more specs etc. This would mean I could fit more ads on a page without needing a huge long scroll - a lot of my products have a LOT of specs and features.... which users would want to see before buying, but probably more helpful as an option to make the initial search easier for the what looks like the right product.
4. I'd love to have another price field available to encourage users to pay direct (in New Zealand direct payment between banks via 'Virtual Cheques' are very popular to bypass payment methods like Paypal/VISA which add about 2-5% costs.
5. An import tool that can map fields to the product database listings from my suppliers would be really cool... e.g I download my suppliers latest prices in csv format, and run a process in XLecom.xls to import products I want to list... how cool would that be?
If any of these issues have a work around or can be added to a future features list - I'd be even happier with XLecom, keep up the great work!
My site so far... http://www.freewebs.com/itexweb (free web host!)
aka http://itex.does.it/ (free url redirection!)
As you can see, everything I do is on a shoestring, XLecom helps with that! :)