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  1. Zepher added a topic in General Chit Chat   

    JS / XML / HTML Media Viewer / Player Options for Webpage
    I've been looking for a good JS / XML / HTML based media viewer for my website. I've found some nice ones that use flash, but I've seen lighter weight ones that use only HTML and Javascript. The flash based ones allways end up on top of my dropdown menu on machines using IE6. I'd like to find a basic media player that will play a bunch of media files and is cross-browser compatible. I've seen some script based sites that offer downloads where you can integrate it into your site like shadowbox but it's pretty complicated and not a good 'out of the box' media viewer. The one I'm using now is .swf flash based and it refrences images and thumbnails in a folder through an XML file and the swf file is a skin for the gallery pretty much. Anyway, I'm trying to get a new gallery that's more HTML friendly and is as lightweight as possible. I'm wondering what you all are using. I really like the simple player on the following site ---> http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/ It's lightweight and would probably display well on all browsers and devices. Looking for a good Media Viewer solution and any help is appreciated.
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  2. Zepher added a post in a topic IPB iPhone App Feedback   

    Nice addition. 3g phones are the future of web access. I don't use a data plan myself, but am thinking about upgrading my wireless network to something more modern --->

  3. Zepher added a post in a topic Ideas for IP.Commerce - List   

    IP.Commerce is a great Idea that can add some Community functions and user generated shops.
    Here's the features of the Package I've found that offers the best bang for the buck....

    Tag technology (easy design integration)
    Easy Wizard-based installation
    CSS based design (XHTML compatible)
    Customer Reviews module
    Open source code

    Security features
    Strong Blowfish data encryption
    Strong RSA data encryption
    Support of HTTPS protocol
    Administrator roles and permission restriction
    System logs
    Automatic backup scripts (for Linux/Unix)

    Performance features
    Optimized code algorithm and advanced caching (work smoothly with 35 000 products and more)
    Optimized memory usage algorithms (work smoothly on shared hosting accounts)
    Sales statistic reports
    Advanced sales, customers and marketing statistics reports
    Graphic charts reports generation
    Export of statistics reports to Microsoft Excel file format

    Marketing features
    Google Analytics e-commerce transactions tracking
    ClixGalore affiliates tracking
    Advanced Newsletters management -
    Affiliate tracking
    Orders management
    Export of orders to .CSV file format (compatible with MS Excel)
    Advanced order logs
    Packing slip generation

    Customers management
    Export of users including emails and payment statistics to .CSV file format (compatible with MS Excel)
    Customer management, password reset function, etc
    Creation of several administration profiles
    Catalog and products management Unlimited categories and unlimited products
    WYSIWYG editor for categories, manufacturers, products descriptions and CMS articles
    Manufacturers (with images and descriptions)
    Product types feature
    Google Base feed export
    Product export to .CSV file format (compatible with MS Excel)
    Product import to .CSV file format (compatible with MS Excel)
    Featured products
    Bestsellers products
    Free shipping for selected product
    Multi-categories -
    Products options -
    E-Goods (download products) -
    AJAX image viewer
    Detailed images -
    Quantity discounts -
    Advanced discounts -
    Related products -

    SEO features
    Custom page titles
    Custom META Keywords
    Custom META Descriptions
    Custom ALT Descriptions for Images
    Search Engine Friendly URLs -

    Payments and checkout
    Checkout Form Editor
    Quick Checkout
    Advanced Taxes
    Email Notifications Editor
    Credit Cards List Editor
    Manual Shipping Methods
    Real time shipping methods -
    Payment methods
  4. Zepher added a post in a topic Ideas for IP.Commerce - List   

    Customer Referrals, "How did you hear about us" MOD ..... Nice to be able to add custom fields on the checkout form like a referral. Also a newsletter option and google analytics support is key.
  5. Zepher added a post in a topic Excel to PDF   

    pdf995.com is a good pdf printer driver too.
  6. Zepher added a topic in General Chit Chat   

    Best CSS Drop Down Menu?

    Hi, I'm looking for a nice drop down menu for my website. I've used chrome menu but it had issues on IE6 (which most users use...). Does anyone know of a good cross browser, cross platform dropdown menu that is SEO friendly and actually works. I just looked at my site on the new ipad and it doesn't support flash and wondered what the best option was for a nice, dynamic menu moving forward. I'd like one that supported older browsers and also looked good on newer browsers or mobile devices like the ipad and iphone. Not sure what you all use, but any help is appreciated.
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  7. Zepher added a post in a topic Who has the best Ecommerce Solution?   

    Polls are fun... anyone else run an e-commerce site?
  8. Zepher added a post in a topic How hard is it to create an application for the iPhone?   

    There's ways to build a Hackintosh PC using a universal binary of OSX tiger, or leopard. It's all intel dual core for apple machines, so the operating system can be ported to a PC.
  9. Zepher added a post in a topic Facebook/Twitter etc...log-in should be added...   

    I noticed that the NBA app on TNT for live basketball stats has a connect button that opens a communtiy app and uses:


    They ask to "Log into your network and join the discussion"

    Seems like more apps are bypassing the signup/login process for openID's and "social networks" for quick login....
  10. Zepher added a post in a topic Who has the best Ecommerce Solution?   

    Cubecart looks good, I like how their pricing is. It seems like a lot of carts have similar features but I see that CubeCart v4 is Zend / Ioncube Encoded which is good for security.
  11. Zepher added a topic in General Chit Chat   

    Who has the best Ecommerce Solution?
    Hi, I'm looking for good ecommerce suite. Currently I'm using zen-cart.com which is a good free open source ecommerce solution, but I'm looking for a more pro-quality option. Not sure what you all have used or what ecommerce solutuions are available. I noticed Magneto.com has a migration pack for zen-cart and have a 'community' and 'enterprise' eddition. Magneto communtiy edition is free and the enterprise edition starts at $8900/yr which looks like it mainly includes support and customization. Deployments and Customizations aren't too much of an issue for me and a moderen scalable, secure software solution for sales would be super. :rolleyes:

    Popular Ecommerce Solutions:
    Pinnacle Cart
    Magneto Cart
    OSC Max Shopping Cart
    Joomla & Virtuemart (CMS + Cart)

    So, which one works best, is least buggy and cheapest to run/support.... Would rather not have to pay a yearly subscription fee, but don't mind a one time payment including downloads and support for a good quality ecommerce package.

    Ecommerce Comparison Chart
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  12. Zepher added a post in a topic Suggestion - Calendar event should have forum type reply topic structure   

    +1 on calendar updates. I like how the calendar is layed out and how it looks, but think it could be a more central feature to IPB3. Post could be automated based on calendar dates, or users could comment on events. I'm wondering if the calendar could be used to schedule content triggers, emailers, PMs, Blogs, etc.

    ----> Ideas 'from the web'

    "aggregation service for time-based updates from your social sites and for those of your friends. For example, 'the calendar' will put your blog updates, Twitter messages, Upcoming.org calendar items, and Flickr photos on your calendar, as well as those from your friends. Facebook integration is coming soon." .... from a socail networking calendar

    "For example, it puts appointments on the calendar but other items (such as RSS feeds and Flickr updates) show up only when your mouse hovers over the dates the items are associated with. That keeps your calendar from becoming a visual assault"

    "People are going to need services that aggregate personal data the same way RSS readers aggregate blogs and news stories."

    --- just some ideas for Future.IP.Calendar.... :cool:
  13. Zepher added a comment on a blog entry IP.Content 1.2.0 on its way   

    +1 on comments and reviews. Looks like some nice upgrades and I'd also be interested in any new sample templates, blocks, etc that use data from IP.Board, IP.Gallery, IP.Blog. It will help out us copy/paster-coders. :D
  14. Zepher added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.1.0 Development News   

    Status Comments are Cool! A ratings system integration would help. Facebook connect integration + friend's updates and the 'all updates' pages are great features too. Thanks :santa:
  15. Zepher added a post in a topic [Suggestion] Wiki-style editing of pages   

    +1 would be helpful for clents that want to have sections of content that they can edit themselves. Wiki-style editing would be cool to in order for users to colaborate on topics and create articles or content as a group. Could be as intuative as when a user who has edit permissions come accross a page with content a simple edit button is displayed and the user can use the WYSIWYG editor to change or add content. Sort of an IP.wordpress app....