Much of the last month has been taken up building Antheaturner.com. Initially, myself and another designer built the site to a suitable standard and then showed the product to Anthea’s media agency. At this point Anthea decided that the design of the site was not actually wanted and so drastically changed the design. After much protesting we realised that the design agency had not bothered to have the inital designs signed off, meaning we would have to re-build the site. This coupled with the fact that the other designer has been off for the last couple weeks due to a family problem, has meant a vast workload. Considering the other projects we have on at the moment it is a real effort just to keep up!
We are aiming to have finished the site by the end of the week.. Though this will mean a gargantuan effort, I am sure we can do it.
Though the full site is not finished yet, here is the holding page and the eventual home of the site.
I know a lot of people are looking forward to the launch of this site, though I dont know quite how oftern I will be using it .
This week in the evenings I have also been carrying on with building the Yamaha Solent shop. One of the issues which cropped up was uploading images via csv to Magento.. A process which saves having to add all images individually to products. After making mistakes this is the process that I followed successfully.
- On the CSV, make sure the path to your images is /yourimage.jpg
- Upload the images to the import folder within the media foler via ftp.
- Upload the csv via the import mechanism within the Magento backend.
- Refresh the cache.
Id I had not followed this method it would have taken hours to upload the images.
More updates next week.