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hi, i am trying to build a commerce website that sell 50,000 items or more.  Is there a standard guideline for the images, like the sizes, the pixels, the naming convention...

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hi, i am trying to build a commerce website that sell 50,000 items or more.  Is there a standard guideline for the images, like the sizes, the pixels, the naming convention...
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Nope, if its you're website then basically you make the rules.  The important point to always remember is to make sure you and your design team stick to the standards you set.  Sof or example if you decide that thumbnail images for all items should be 90x90 pixels, then you should stay with that over every single page on the site.  Or if all buttons on the site have filenames beginning with "btn_" then you should again use that consistantly.  I suppose this just goes to say that the only real rule is consistancy, other than that you are free to work to your own designs.

You should take a look at other commerce sites and see what they are doing, so for example, take a look at http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ and you will see that they use small thumbnail images all of the same size for the catogories, and the naming convention used is manufacturer_product_imgsize.jpg for example.  The other thing you should remember is to name your html or php pages in a similar way to make it easy to know what they contain before openning them.  This site also has larger pictures for featured items, again all the fratured item pictures are a consistant size.

Most of the images are generally in jpeg format since they provide the smallest size at a good visual quality level, although the factor does vary from image to image.
Also make sure you use folders appropriatly, i.e. you organise the images and pages well.

Other places you can look at would be:
- http://store.apple.com
- http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/home.html
- http://www.amazon.com
- http://www.ebay.com/ (here you'll want to look at the organisation of product areas)

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