re SITE SPEED . . . > 2015+ AND > 2019 still Nothing has changed Sorry! . . .we can’t wait for” Turnbull”l and his “NBN” despite their “scammers” insisting we upgrade If / When etc . . . promises . . . promises ! to Hell with them ! . . . I say ! . . . they’re ALL Padded with “Bullshit!” even with Telstra AND Optus (interchangably) ADSL2 . . . it is still NOT good ! even with our normal TV we’ve upgraded Foxtel Cable > a Satellite Dish
SO ! . . . “We’ve gone to the CLOUDS” and to hell with Telstra and the “Feds” Govt and their procrastination on this !In Boronia a far diststanr1kmfrom the Telstra Exchange &30kmfrom Melbourne GPO our actual UPLOAD IS /would be ~800kbs Download 2Mb/sec on so-called ADSL2+ . . . must be the WORST Internet speed in AUSTRALIA . . . now arguably the 3rd WORLD !
IT IS A JOKE . . . NBN > politicians > Turnbull . . . most / ALL of ‘em are “bloody imbeciles” !
So . . Our site is NOW fully hosted overseas “ in the Clouds” . . . and it ISFAST(er) ! 2017 albeit now being deliberately choked by Telstra > ISPs . . . in favor of mobile phones/ download of movies by “pirates” etc and slowed down by the rest of you “web junkies”
at this time . . . ITS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST WE CAN DO. . . even if YOU still insist on using those damn “mickey mouse” phones for browsing ! ANYWAY NOW WE have that (“at least’) covered ! (but we Still have Your obvious limitations using THAT “crap” web technology ) lets’ face it the problem is STILL all in YOUR hands . . . or your Companies’ . . . to get up to speed let’s face it . . . it’s ALL Those “ twitter and twats” that are literally ”bogging down” the Web infrastructure
some of our “proto” SHOP
still useful for our Internal simple use
Interfaces to MAL’s Cart
- NOW fully Functional andincludes built-in Search feature . . .with some limitations / compromises
Mobile SHOPPE (miniSITE)
. .. A QUICK Overview . . . fully functional with some “on-the-fly” improvements . . . but we R still under development. Mobile MalsCartwe cover ~1000 individual item in this Shoppe (out of 30,000+ in our complete range ) many with up-to-date “system pricing
>>> NOW !FlipPAGE SHOPPEvia /index.PHP extension to > ALL FlipPAGES ( albeit an earlier andnow compromised “Flash” version > simulates > HTM pages Prices ??? for our MAIN Supplier 18,000 items but YOU Search for them but still “useful” info via CatNo SEARCH within the FlipPAGEs Whether we continue to add even more detail ??? . . . it IS also unfortunately feeding INFO to our competitors . . .but catch if u can ! ?. . . so. . . we may / will require YOUR Registrationin future ! for full pricing . . . in the interim our “Prototype Carts with a cut-down list might suffice ?
>ourSHOPPE(s) ??? . . . but Nowseveral versions ? . . . and “it’s called evolution” . . . BUT All are more or less “ in sync” . . . based on the same pages/info and similar features . . . to cater for those who want options or have their own “hang-ups” re new ideas, lack of resources etc PC (partial) SHOPPE . . . MALs CART is NOW “fully” implemented 2016 >2020+and it’s sort ofmobile “ responsive “!
with areally “slick”FlipShopvariant and “system” . . . Prices are up-to-date at least for our Main Supplier Products BUT NOW 2016 - fully implemented HTML5 integrated SHOPPE atchromalytic.net.au ( but No Prices on-line NOW ! here ! )
The initial HTM PC SHOPPE- an attempt toinclude some Drop down option, Radio Buttons . . . & dismal in hindsight . . . not really relevant to us ! . . . far more difficult to DB integrate / implement into database / accounting systems anything worthwhile ! . . . Improvisations . . . Shipping Costs ? . . . currently improvised . . . soon to be based on Post Codes in Australia and by Weight of consignment functional but very much improvised . . . short site Cart designer problems ???
International Shipment - Freight Costs to be added manually entry only by customer . . . as a separate Line Item in CART . . . $85$95min charge plus $20/kg $35 is typical; . . . & at our cost price where kg weight in description of goods AND/OR for obvious heavy/bulky items
A similar Import freight charge applies ( to be added ) for non stock standard items
Generally . . . For SHOPPE Carts to really be feasible . . . someone some “smart-arse nerd” out there really needs to work on Database integration with wildly fluctuating Currency Exchange rates in mind
. . . Hence Our need and temporary fix / “work-arounds” . . . but cum 2019 Now > disillusionment with ALLSHOP Carts
OUR Web SITE’s ??? . . . > it’s ALL called “evolution” &No ! . . . NOT just “TWITTER” Mentality > maybe it’s just a bit (too) High Tech ? . . . 4 U !
1993 initial attempt at “Bulletin Boards”:/modems etc - primitive pre Telstra and “ALL the rest” . . . IT IS All history” 1995-ish introduction of PDFs . . . against the odds at the time . . inertia, paranoia by we administrators ! 1996 - use of .XIF format ( ( from PAGISPro ( now defunct) . altho many .XIF pages still on our “archive” Site AND locked in ! - introduction of “DJVu” format pre . . . a massive improvement over PDFs and .XIF at the time 2006-8 Flip Page formats . . . Initial PDF-to-Web format most PDF files are in /pdf2/) also some in a PDFDIR “archive may still be missing “404” Errors & some-what “cluttered” perhaps > it’s still a working repository > for us at least ! 2009-11 - iintial pdfFLIP see Overview DIR /pdfFLIP/’ 2012-current & Updated “Flip Page” see Overview DIR /flip/: HTML-5 compatible/ compatible with Apple, mobile phones even Androids ( but limited) because they still do NOT use “FLASH” 2012 - FAST Search via Page Titles introduced GOOGLE Our Website Search 2013+ Initial attempts at Shopping Carts - MAL’s Cart 2014+> Site NOW Our Website is“completely hosted in the CLOUDS IS and FAST ! . . . to hell with Turnbull / Telstra and their Broadband and All the other “ Ausiie hangers-on” - at least we are trying to do the right thing by YOU ! 2015FlipSHOP mechanism introduced - Add > /index.PHP to ANY Flip URL many Prices eg Major Suppliers now “System Current” manually adjusted to current AUD/USD as needed ( usually when difference is > 2-3% ALT ”Mal’s Cart” is still Active and being maintained for preliminary QUOTE purpose 2015-July - NEW Online SHOP Cart fully functional - BUT still evolving with Prices (?) . . . BUT you may need toREGISTER . . . in future ???
Chromtech “mobile” MINI-SITE in a 650x900 px format for better reading on a mobile for example . . . with less reliance on those “squinty” eyes
Features : Account History Australia-wide Auto-freight Calculator built-in 2015-Aug > Dramatic site upgrade to www.chromalytic.net.au ( now embeds in an I-Frame the whole of our previous/ & still current detailed site www.chromtech.net.au) FLASH being discontinued altho’ remnants still requires a PC
2015+ NEW FlipHTML5 multiPDFs/catalogs 450p/150Mb limit now fully compatible with BOTH PCs and AppleMAC, I-Pads and mobile phones inc Androids. FlipPAGE format still maintained / duplicated for PCs mainly ! - some advantages . . .
Search Results are Highlighted whereas FlipHTML5 are NOT ! ( yet )
NEW INTRO site . . . to try modernise our site ???. . . simplify it ! ALL our Sites
. . . NOW security being implemented via SSL certified and HTPPS://
fully search-able by GOOGLE ( on-line ? “) but better still . . .
USE our Internal GOOGLE . . . to by-pass All the “crap” out there
2019 OurOriginal 1300px PC Site > split into -m400( mobiles) > - ( = -m400 + FlyOut sub-Menus) for Product catagories > for viewing on respective devices
- altho’ many detail pages still revert to the 1300pc format > get a PC or “ pinch & zoom ” Your mobile
Our Apologies for the ”Telstras’’, bureaucrats. the “gaggle” of politicians “out there ! & their Ineptitude ! Where IS the NBN ?
2015+ www.chromalytic.net.au “this” Site miniSITE for A8 Tablets / mobiles NEW “INTRO” Site www.chromtech-aus.com ( “chromtech.com.au” > now obsolete) . after countless WebDesign tools / upgrades . . . Our basic Web Design Tool / edit tool is still via NOF version 3 to 15 (end) - still a bit “Clunky” . . . but in simplistic mode . . . it’s OK for us- . . . > far better than recent “ web designers” re large Site Navigation - 3rd party tools used over time thru’ their evolution of some features and - pages are still maintained retained from Win XP >Vista > WIN7 ? ? . upgrades. . .
> WIN10& The “DOG” That IT IS !”> a never-ending update . . . a “virus” itself ?
& So . . . MUCH duplication we apologise !
. . . but IT IS Dynamic . . . & that’s called evolution ! . . . & it’s still On-going & never-ending !
Our Site. . .Difficult to navigate ?. . .Maybe So ! > for ALLyou “twitter” & “twats” and those mobile phone “junkies”
YES !. . . maybe our site IS just a bit TOO ambitious ! 1000s of items from 1000s of PDF (some huge) & otherwise unmanagable >>> FlipPages, AND a diverse range of products from Many Suppliersand offering YOU a choice / variety and > an ALTERNATIVE for You & generally > All at reasonable Cost !
re OUR Site(s) RU Lost . . . this just might help !
FAQS-OurSite > My / Business “BLOG”
a “Rant & Rave” > just for“Googles Ranking sake” .!
GOOGLE Ranking and paid for “SEO” > “rorts” etc !
beyond ALL That ! we are still battling against the odds with GOOGLE etc
despite a tremendous amount of effort from us trying to do the right thing . . . after 25 years we Still have never achieved ANY sort of ranking with THEM for All our website efforts
One is perhaps Not surprised after G..g.. being fined “billions” for mal-practice Worldwide they do seem to grudgingly conceding and maybe are forced to be a bit more forthcoming with SEO on-line assistance / rationale
But as for those “up-start” 3rd party SEOs out there . . what a joke they are ! . . . but Only my opinion of course . . .with All due respect !
Now ! . . .Our SITE is more Compatible and with . . .
PCs (. . . of course ! ); PDF, FlipPAGEs, AND many FLASH features
Fly-out Menus, NAV BARs,, fancy Slide Shows . . .where HTML-5 still chronically struggles OUR preferred System But the WEB destroyed most of That! . . . with HTML5
BUT the “PC” WIN “Cartel” has “dumped “ Adobe “FLASH” ( & progressively > as from Jan 2020 officially ! )
and YES! . . . Now 2018>Apples, I-PADS, Androids, mobile phones are nowgenerally supported via our Website . . . albeit with some limited features; NOW with some screen resolution compatability . . . eg but still NO FLASH yet! . . . ( but that’s their problem / hangup . . . NOT Ours ! )
June 2019 At LAST ?
NBN Has FINALLY Got to us
38mb DL / 18Mb UL Thats much better ! but still a bit 3rd World Stuff I belIeve with OPTUS better than Telstra > where’s the competition
we have both ! just to get the best of a bad system > phones AND the Internet !
IT ! “bombs out regularly still eg Overnight
Maintenance in our area ? late ‘19 > it’s even getting worse !
AND they’re futility of trying to run the whole “phone” system off Wi-Fi. . .
What ! for the sake of a “bit” of Copper Cable “scrap” to the “Chinese”
but at least THEY / we are moving forward ?
“ greedy bastards “ they R !
it’s obvious Telstra / Optus / ISPs aresimply “ripping customers off in a “captured” market By conserving bandwidth / using caching to throttle the potential OR Govts simply trying to conserve Costs
PCs Vs Mobiles ? controversy
OK I concede the “junkie mobile” era has arrived
Mobiles ?. . . apart from the “dislexic twittering” . . . they are bloody bullshit ! . . . nigh on useless for all intents and practical purposes . . . Or for disseminating useful technical info
I find it difficult to even make a “bloody” phone call on them . . . too many damn options confusing “menuing Nav” etc options
But it’s improving with mobile phone technology > better screen resolution, wireless bandwidth and pixel screen resolution etc . . . & much improved with “pinch & zoom” plus Screen Rotate on New(er) mobiles
2018-9 OUR reasonable compromise - HTM is a useful Index toFlipPAGE Technology with “pinch & zoom” even a 400px screen is usable to view an + to Print A4 . . .with “squinty eyes” but with an I-Pad or Android A8 > even much better > Our FlipPAGES !
We’ve NOW largely converted our detailed/extended “original” PC Site into a 600px format ( from Our “original” 1000px screen PC format)
If you access our main site via Google it auto - reverts to our WIX 400px “simple MickeyMouse” HTM format albeit to THE “mobile” HomePage
SORRY! but those “clunky” new web design pages ( for example WordPress ) . . . are not for me ! even tho’ the multitude of plug-ins might offer impressive graphic effects . . . and “chewing up” bandwidth of course !) WIX is OK and one site can serve both format purposes small mobile > tablet > PC Nor are these really user friendly OR practical for managing a Large technical info-based Site like ours ! . . . let alone any sort of Shop with a decent sized Product List
That “blocky” text format is still the limiting factor 3rd party plug-ins have proven still to be unreliable and many get de-listed anyway ! we’ll stick with Net Objects Fusion and accept the many compromises
so 4 “mobile” > www.chromtech-aus.com> 400px is fairly good > Flip Pages and “Mal Cart “ AND it’s also responsive and PC compatible . . . as well !
although our HTM ongoing links “May” revert to the PC format inadvertently and admittedly All can be a bit overwhelming for “most” of YOU ?
for Tablet or a PC > www.chromtech-aus.com/shop is quite s bit simpler in many respects ! we are trying to achieve “some sort’ of interactivity !
NEW ! > from . . . Jan 2015 Our On-line Shop Cart(s) still NEEDs to Allow for Exchange Rate variations ( . . . just intolerable & unsustainable for Us! ) SO! . . . Our Shop Prices are set at a Base XR AUD/USD=0.95 ( adjusted to a more realistic current 0.79 (as of Mar2015 following the “”CRASH” late 2014 and will be manually and timely adjusted to the current XR at date of Shipment if / as necessary
YOU PAY . . . ( for Governments and Banks blunders / mismanagement . . . arguably ? PP Invoice 1 at XR=0.73 . . . regard this as a deposit to implement our Ordering process PP Invoice 2 . . . Prices re-calculated to the “Current” XR . . . but ONLY if necessary ! You then will need to pay “ the difference”, to complete the Order and to allow for any minor adjustments re freight, mistakes etc or errors due to limitations (as in almost ALL Cart designs. We manually make the necessary adjustments and send the “top up” PP Invoice(2) to you for XR as needed on Invoices and for minor freight adjustments) No Payment in Total . . . No shipment ! OR a REFUND ( less the PP Handling FEE of 2-3%) OR Credit in your favor issued against your next order ! by negotiation
BUT All in vain ?. . . Bank / Govt Regulations now introduced make it illegal in many countries to have varying > ill-defined prices in SHOP Carts Our “prot0 Carts are still limited to + 1000 items as a compromise ! > too difficult for US to maintain
The MAL’s SHOPPE Cart PP Invoice Header /” Instructions” form or Shop Pages will have an approx XR posted if you wish to calculate an estimated cost > compile a SHOPPING LIST for example ( from within Mals Shop pages designated “CURRENT” will give you confidence !
. . . that’s the best we can do . . . as involuntary “Tax Collectors” for the TAX Dept and - they can’t / won’t even provide decent s’ware tools to assist . . . to compensate for an arguably crazy WW-W(oose”) economic system You can of course ask for a “RFQ” and order as normal via our PC based Quote / Order Confirmation “system”, . . . details via phone and / or e-mail request There may be some price discrepancies in the short term until we get our overall “ system” synchronised BUT Note . . . we DON”T Accept CC Orders over the phone ! . . . neither will anyone else these days ! AT ALL TIMES . . . we will try and work to a reasonable compromise re pricing . . . in your favour ! BUT . . .ONLY IF YOU TALK TO US !
2019> I’m completely disillusioned with SHOP Carts how trivial / superficial they are ! > with little detail . . .at All!
AND our competitors just love our “open” Prices - Now discretionary & limited > so ASK!
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