[ic] Cart component product options increase table/page layout

L C iluvsnm2 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 28 07:02:36 EST 2005

Greg, Thanks for the font help - I love it.  But now
I'm opening another can of worms.  I should have
specified that the problem stems from using
"Variants.txt" (Matrix) and not "options.txt" (Simple)

Maybe I'm doing something wrong but Variants/Matrix
options don't list the Description on one line and
then the options below like it does with Simple
options.  If it did, my problem would be solved as I
wouldn't have to include the actual name of the item
PLUS the option on every line.

I chose to use Variants because the options are
different prices and #1, I do not like seeing " 'add
$50' for option 2', 'subtract $10 for option 3' ", and
#2, I simply don't have the time to figure out the
price differential for each of these items. 

Maybe I'm using the wrong type of option for what I
want to do.  Is there something like "Simple" options
which I can just enter the actual item price and not
be bothered with figuring out a price differential?

Again, any help/suggestions are most appreciated. 

Lisa Collins

--- Greg <greg at valuemedia.com> wrote:
> If you do not have to allow selection of the item
> options in the basket 
> or checkout, you can just display what has been
> chosen like this:
> [table-organize cols=2   table=' '  font="size=1"
> pretty=1]
>     [item-options td=1 label=1 bold=1 type=value]
> [/table-organize]
> That will cut down on space, but only displays what
> they have chosen.
> If you need to keep the option available for change
> in the basket and/or 
> checkout, you can apply some formating like this:
> [table-organize cols=2  
> table='style="font-size:15px; color: blue;"'  
> pretty=1]
>     [item-options td=1 label=1 bold=1
> extra='style="font-size: 8px; 
> color: red;"' price=1 blank_label="--select--"]
> [/table-organize]
> This allows you to get things to the size you want,
> you can also apply 
> the "style" settings to first example above for more
> control. Pay 
> attention to the quoting.
> You are still limited by what you have in your
> option, you may consider 
> having them re-phrase their options a little to cut
> down on length.  The 
> description of the product should carry the load,
> and options should be 
> along for the ride.... (-:
> Could not pass up a mariners site...Furuno and
> everything.... and in 
> Ohio!  (-:
> Greg

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