Uphams Arts Fine Arts Store

Adding e-store Checkout Capability to UC News

Adding Uphams Arts products to the UC News website requires implementing e-commerce capability.  For someone (me) with no e-commerce technical background, this task was daunting. Asking the Internet for help opened the door to every Tom, Janice and Meow-meow selling their latest pricey software. After hours of research, I made a choice and this post…

E-Commerce buttons tailored for Mal's E-Commerce capability

Mal’s E-Commerce 2 – Buy Now Button Basics

At the top left is a main navigation bar.  Click on Support and “Creating Buy Now buttons.”  The term “Buy Now” is generic as you can call it anything that makes sense such as “View Cart” or “Add to Cart.”  Mal’s provides several ways to pass the purchase data to the Mal’s server.  The bigger…

Mal's Shopping Cart Admin Page

Mal’s E-Commerce 1 – Creating a Basic Shopping Cart

Top right of the Mal’s Home Page is a bright orange JOIN button.  Click on that, fill out some basic information and you will be given an account with three important pieces of information: Username, Password and Server name. Because Mal’s uses multiple servers for setting up shopping carts, yours is specific to your account…

A few of the e-commerce sites for creating e-store capability

e-Store Checkout Options

What is the best way to set up online sales on my website?  I have used Paypal for years and a client for whom I did website maintenance implemented PayPal as his website’s shopping cart and payment system.  According to the PayPal Help Team, Paypal’s shopping cart system works well.  However, creating the Paypal “Add…

New drop-down navigation bar as of 5/15/14.  Over mouse on a main option and the secondary menu (if one exists) will display - all links active.

The CSS Drop-Down Menus of Tomas Bagdanavičius

What a struggle!  And what a joy! Yes, I tend to get emotional about technical constructs – have my entire life.  Sometimes the technical projects I’ve identified as important to further the effectiveness of my website get set aside for the more mundane and practical realities of life. For Uphams Corner News, publishing the news…

Allen Quantum style organ similar to the one at First Baptist

A Visit to Organ Heaven

On Mother’s Day, the First Baptist Church of Wollaston sang to hymn music on CD.  “But we did very well.”  They are looking for a new music director  but will be using supply organists in the interim.  So I went out to take a look. This was my first experience with a modern electronic organ…

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Mother’s Day – “My Mother, Always”

Last night, a storm caught me by surprise – no warning, no sirens, no weather forecasts.  In the afternoon, I began speaking in poetese and by nightfall, I’d been lifted, like Dorothy and Toto, stranded for hours in a new-found land. Mother’s Day, what can you say that hasn’t already been said?  But never you…

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Asthma, Primatene and the Killer Kat

Cats, ephedrine, asthma, meth, the FDA …  It was my birthday.  I was supposed to sleep late but Damian changed that (5:30am).  “Can borrow $20?” He was having a bad asthma attack and needed to get an over-the-counter medication from, he said, CVS.  There is no CVS open at that time of the morning. In…