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#144881 Alt-Team Rocks

Posted by plinkplink on 12 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

Well, has anyone else had a "bad experience" with Alt-Team?

If not, then I think we're done here.

#144811 Alt-Team Rocks

Posted by plinkplink on 11 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

Ahhh, that sounds like fun right about now. I've been mired in this heinous ShopSite rebuild forever. That's a terrible platform; ShopSite. I wish I had time, I'd offer to take the project myself!

Maybe they're pricing you/timing you out on purpose because they don't think the job's going to be worth it? That sounds pretty shady, and I hesitate to insinuate that Alt-Team is capable of anything other than sheer awesomeness, but it's been known to happen with even the best design firms.

When I was a freelancer, and this is no offense intended to you at all!, I used to do that with customers that I knew were going to be more trouble than they were worth. Clients would come to me with a blank page and start demanding ridiculous deadlines and crazy functionality for dirt-cheap and I would have no choice but to quote high and set my own time-table. If they still wanted it, great! I'd do it. But more often than not, they'd go find someone cheaper and hungrier for work. Those projects never turned out very well.

Hopefully, Alt-Team is just super-busy or it's some crazy Russian Holiday week or something.

#144788 Alt-Team Rocks

Posted by plinkplink on 11 September 2012 - 03:55 PM

Sorry to hear about your experience with Alt-Team. I really like working with them!

None of the reasons you posted sounded that bad to me, really.

The email thing we should all be used to with CS Cart. They're in Russia, after all.

And I totally get the "Cutting up" of the email part. But it's really difficult to explain complex technical problems in writing. I never tried to skype them.

They started my project within a few days and delivered on-time, tested and installed. Maybe they're having a backlog of customers right now?

I thought their prices were pretty good, for what I wanted to do.

My company has a little more money to throw around than, say, someone just running a cart from their house as a second job or something. And we can afford to wait a few weeks for a big project.

#113258 Variant Thumbnail Sizes

Posted by plinkplink on 24 May 2011 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for the reply, but I finally found the template:


Changed line 101:

{include file="common_templates/image.tpl" class="hand $_class object-image" show_thumbnail="Y" images=$var.image_pair object_type="product_option" image_width="50" image_height="50" obj_id="variant_image_`$obj_prefix``$id`_`$po.option_id`_`$var.variant_id`" image_onclick="fn_set_option_value('`$obj_prefix``$id`', '`$po.option_id`', '`$var.variant_id`'); void(0);"}

Just change "image_width" and "image_height" to whatever you want.

Still haven't figured out the ridiculously circuitous hooks system yet, so hopefully I'll be working for another company by the time they want to upgrade. (I'm just kidding! I'll figure it out before building the live site.)

Takes forever to find this stuff, but feels good when you finally get it.