A web site that does exactly what it says on the tin....

I was talking to someone about how difficult it is to buy from a web site nowadays. So many people have missed the point. As a web designer I was told
you should be able to buy something from a site in three clicks.
At last I found a site that allowed me to do this. It's called www.modelbits.com and even if you don't buy anything it's worth taking a look to see how functionality wins over looks every time.
I know some of the pages aren't up yet but from the update page you can see things are actually being updated - wow what a concept :)
To prove what I mean, I asked my 11 year old son to add some rotor head links for my Hummingbird V3 Helicopter to the shopping basket and he managed to so easily it was a pleasure to watch.
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Nigel wrote:

Umm, your email addy is ' snipped-for-privacy@modelbits.com', so either you're very forgetful of which domains you own / create, or this is an ad for modelbits, not a customer writeup...

See first comments about ownership. I think you forgot to sustitute the words "to test the site I created," for "To prove what I mean,".
If it's an ad, please make it clear it's an ad for your site. You'd lose an awful lot less respect that way.
G.
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Hi Graham,
I think I dropped one slightly here :( Should have checked my e-mail address before posting. I didn't mean to offend just trying a little site promotion.
It was true about my son though and hopefully all purchases on the site should be completed within 3-4 clicks. (Well that's what I'm aiming for).
Thanks for taking the time to write.
Best regards,
Nigel.
so either you're very

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Umm... you werent supposed to apologise for getting caught, you were supposed to apologise for lying to us.
And wasnt your advertising a bit premature anyway?
Sorry the Planes page you are looking for has not yet been finished or uploaded.
Sorry the Boats page you are looking for has not yet been finished or uploaded.
Sorry the Gliders page you are looking for has not yet been finished or uploaded.
Sorry the Race Trucks page you are looking for has not yet been finished or uploaded.
Sorry the Previously Owned page you are looking for has not yet been finished or uploaded.
Sorry the Sale page you are looking for has not yet been finished or uploaded.
Sorry the Rockets page you are looking for doesnt even have a link to a blank page yet despite us advertising in a rocketry forum.
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That's just funny.
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Jerry Irvine wrote:

you're web site is much funnier.
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Thank you.
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Nigel wrote:

BTW, you also forgot the 'rockets' section - why advertise on RMR if you don't sell rockets?
Nice looking site though.
G.
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Rockets to be added shortly - just haven't got round to them yet.
I'm glad you liked the site :)
Thanks
Nigel.

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Nigel wrote:

Excellent - look forward to seeing the range :-) Really nice design, and as you say, clear and easy to navigate.
G.
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You might consider using an active script such as PHP for the menu generator. That way any section that is currently out of service can be disconnected in one place (greyed out, for instance) and the visitors won't be so frustrated with clicking on links that go nowhere.
As an Old Fart I would also appreciate a slightly larger font, or just using the default font size I set in my browser. There is no reason at all to make the font size so tiny if the bulk of the page is whitespace anyway.
Also, consider having your text flow around the product images. There is a lot of totally wasted whitespace surrounding the images that could be used to increase data density on the pages by inserting text there.
You have a nice start to a commercial web site, but you need to do a lot of research on user interface design and web usability studies. This stuff is all available through Google searches.
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