Pepper7 updated

A section for our lovely Gn15 manufacturers to plug their latest releases and for the rest of us to post our wish lists. Don't be shy.

Moderator: GnATTERbox Moderators

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Pepper7 updated

Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:32 pm

Hi folks, yes I know it has been a while.
Well I can now reveal one of the reasons that i have been quiet of late.
At long last I have entered the world of website creation and a new shiny (or not) version of Pepper7 is now online.
As this is my first attempt, I'm sure there are mistakes and errors, so if anybody spots anything or can suggest improvements please feel free to let me now.
Also, any questions feel free to ask and I will try and answer.
Hopefully there wont be too much negative feedback :?
Steve Bennett
Sidelines
http://www.pepper7.com

johna
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 142
Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 11:32 am
Location: Belfast. (UK)
Interests: gn15 and model trams

Postby johna » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:10 pm

It's works. I know as I have recently placed an order with Steve :D :D :D


John

User avatar
chris stockdale
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1281
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:44 am
Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, UK
Interests: most things narrow gauge, model or full size, especially 7 1/4" 'minimal' (which is sub Heywood ride on)

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Coo! It looks very nice and shiny. :D

Good to have you back. Have you been up to anything fun in the modelling department of late?

Bestest,

User avatar
rue_d_etropal
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 2169
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:55 pm
Location: Accrington and sometimes France
Interests: France, any narrow/minmum gauge 40cm,50cm , 60cm

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:31 pm

Almost need to put shades on, its so bright!
Seems to load fast, and going on what others say , shop works OK.
Simon Dawson
(Simon D.),
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com

User avatar
Pierre Berry
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:12 pm
Location: Berry, France.
Interests: Gn15, what else ?

Postby Pierre Berry » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:10 am

Great site. It works fine. :D
Pierre
More Gnew ideas than money...

Si
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:36 pm
Interests: O9 and ng in general

Postby Si » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:55 am

Very nice website - very cleanly laid out and easy to navigate..

But...looking at the G9 wagons.....for most of them it doesn't state that one needs to buy a separate chassis for them, yet the price is remarkably good VFM if they do come with chassis and wheels. Just wondering which it is?

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:32 am

Thank you all for the feedback.

Well spotted Si, I dd mess up a bit there with the Gnine wagons, will make it clearer when I update later, I knew it wouldnt be faultless, so thanks for pointing that out.
Steve Bennett

Sidelines

http://www.pepper7.com

User avatar
Catweasel
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 355
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:04 pm
Location: Basingstoke
Interests: Narrow Gauge Railways,Folk and Blues etc.

Pepper 7 updated

Postby Catweasel » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:42 am

Congratulations Steve. Your new site is a vast improvement. Slick,easy to navigate and good clear graphics. Nice one.
Lead me not into temptation,for I can find my own way

User avatar
demaine22
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 404
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 am
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Interests: Narrow Gauge, Gnine

Postby demaine22 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:43 pm

Looking good Steve 8)

Now I can order my next batch of Gnine goodies through the site!
Playing around and modelling:
http://nookyworks.wordpress.com/

User avatar
rue_d_etropal
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 2169
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:55 pm
Location: Accrington and sometimes France
Interests: France, any narrow/minmum gauge 40cm,50cm , 60cm

Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:42 pm

Steve, odd that it may seem, it is always better to find something wrong, otherwise you are left wondering where the error must be! :roll:
Simon Dawson
(Simon D.),
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com

User avatar
Simon Andrews
Demi-Millegniumer
Demi-Millegniumer
Posts: 982
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:48 pm
Location: Calne, Wiltshire, England.
Interests: narrow gauge modelling, 009, 09.

Postby Simon Andrews » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:02 pm

Order sent. Seems very straight forward.

Simon.
Image

bandmbill
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu May 03, 2012 1:14 pm
Location: Gloucestershire UK
Interests: O9 Gn15 G9

Postby bandmbill » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Excellent site - just placed an order!
Using DCC since 1997 wherever I can!

Bill

Roger Jenner
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 35
Joined: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:57 pm
Location: Kent, England
Interests: Gn15, Narrow gauge railways

Postby Roger Jenner » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:38 pm

Like the look of the new site Steve, works really well.
It's great to see you back here.
Roger

User avatar
henrix72se
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:40 pm
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: trains, photography, outdoor life.

Postby henrix72se » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:29 pm

Hi Steve,

It looks very nice and clean.

Only thing I found is that you need a sitemap with reference to all pages for those using a touch screen like tablet or mobile phones. For those the current menu doesn't work so well since it is based on mouse movement which doesn't exist on a touch screen .. A simple sitemap with reference to all pages solves that problem, maybe also nice to be able to see whats available and there to find things.

/Henrik
I build Industrial light railways in 09 scale - http://Laurell.Today/

User avatar
chris stockdale
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 1281
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:44 am
Location: Market Drayton, Shropshire, UK
Interests: most things narrow gauge, model or full size, especially 7 1/4" 'minimal' (which is sub Heywood ride on)

Postby chris stockdale » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:41 pm

Henrik,

The site works fine on my iPad. What are you using?

Cheers,

johna
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 142
Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 11:32 am
Location: Belfast. (UK)
Interests: gn15 and model trams

Postby johna » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:43 pm

Chris Stockdale wrote:Henrik,

The site works fine on my iPad.

Cheers,


Works fine on my IPad as well :D

John

User avatar
henrix72se
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:40 pm
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: trains, photography, outdoor life.

Postby henrix72se » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:43 pm

I had a look "under the hood" and found that weebly's menu are totally javascript based which means the sitemap is also needed so Google can index your site plus if the visitor hasn't javascript active, they see only a empty page now after the change.

Don't take me wrong, I think the new site is just great, just want you to be aware of it and how you easilly could fix it.

/Henrik
I build Industrial light railways in 09 scale - http://Laurell.Today/

User avatar
henrix72se
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:40 pm
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: trains, photography, outdoor life.

Postby henrix72se » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:23 am

Chris Stockdale wrote:Henrik,

The site works fine on my iPad. What are you using?

Cheers,

Just checked again, seems to be something wrong with my tablet ... it works on my phone. I use Android on both. I check again this evening. Sorry to bother, but the Google index problem still applies.

/Henrik
I build Industrial light railways in 09 scale - http://Laurell.Today/

User avatar
rue_d_etropal
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 2169
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 4:55 pm
Location: Accrington and sometimes France
Interests: France, any narrow/minmum gauge 40cm,50cm , 60cm

Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:26 am

Nothing wrong with javascript. One gripe I have with more recent websites is dependance on tools which are in-flexible Suppose it's the programmer in me, but I like to be able to see what is going on, and learn from it.
The floating menus look very like the code I came across a few years ago IT was very clever as it detected what platform you were on and adapted. I tried out the menu code but found it became a bit annoying after a while, but this type of menu seems to be the norm these days.
Some type of alternative menu list would be useful. It might seem like belt and braces, but does cover for any gaps, possible dealing with the Google issue. As for people who have javascript switched off, can't understand this these days Thought that was more to do with old performance problems. The speed these menus load suggest there is no performance problem, and I am working on a 4 year old laptop running Vista, and it has no problems with this website On the other hand I have had problems loading up some websites.
Is this webspace free, it would be my only issue, as the limitations put on amount of download used to be a problem.
Otherwise as I said an excellent website.
Simon Dawson
(Simon D.),
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges.
http://www.rue-d-etropal.com

User avatar
Steve Bennett
Millegniumer
Millegniumer
Posts: 4512
Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 12:55 am
Location: Exeter, UK
Interests: railways?

Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:31 am

Thanks very much guys, much appreciated.
Still a work in progress and the first few days have shown up a few problems that need tweaking, but overall I'm quite pleased with the way it is working.

Thanks Henrik for highlighting about the sitemap, I will have a look at adding that on, very useful advice.
Steve Bennett

Sidelines

http://www.pepper7.com

Si
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 196
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:36 pm
Interests: O9 and ng in general

Postby Si » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:52 am

One other thing that I wondered about: I haven't gone through the whole check out process but it appears that you have to add your selected postage to the cart before going to checkout, rather than getting an option to choose your postage during it. If this is correct then I wonder if you might get some people forgetting to add postage to their order?

User avatar
Pierre Berry
True GnATTERbox
True GnATTERbox
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:12 pm
Location: Berry, France.
Interests: Gn15, what else ?

Postby Pierre Berry » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:47 am

:D :D :D
It's definitely a great and friendly website !
Last edited by Pierre Berry on Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Pierre

More Gnew ideas than money...

User avatar
RoGNer
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 303
Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:20 pm
Location: Wales
Interests: Narrow Gauge Railways; beer; Goblins

Postby RoGNer » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:41 pm

Great looking site Steve!

I can now order some lovely new wagons etc etc etc etc etc!!

:D

Roger
Keep it on the Short and Gnarrow!

User avatar
Mike Lee
GnatterBox Centurion
GnatterBox Centurion
Posts: 136
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:19 am
Location: North Riding of Yorkshire - England
Interests: Narrow Gauge Railways/Modelling

Postby Mike Lee » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:16 pm

Nice site Steve :D easy to navigate :D

Just one point, it would be nice if all items had their sizes stated, L x W x H :wink: :wink: :wink:
Mike Lee

You should always go to the last one first!
You should cross all your bridges before you come to them!
Life is too short for counting rivets!
What happened to things that you dropped before Newton discovered Gravity?

User avatar
henrix72se
Seasoned Campaigner
Seasoned Campaigner
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:40 pm
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: trains, photography, outdoor life.

Postby henrix72se » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Have now tried the site fully, on both phone, tablet and desktop.

* Desktop is no problems at all, with any browser, works great.

* Phone, no problems there either, whatever browser, at least on HTC one with Android (what I am using .. :D ). Works great.

* Tablet, here I found it a bit tricky, but not really something you Steve should worry about. If the visitor has a tablet with Android, all apps "should" behave the same, but they don't. Anyway, the standard browser on the tablet works fine which is the most important.

Must again point out that I am very pleased with this new clean and easy design you created, feels very much 2013. Also found some new pictures under Gallery I haven't seen before, at least not in these angles.

Thumbs up 8)

/Henrik
I build Industrial light railways in 09 scale - http://Laurell.Today/


Return to “Trade tittle-tattle”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron