Quick View Solution

In a previous post I debated if Quick View interface was really needed.  Basically, Quick View is a mechanism online retailers use to allow shoppers to buy directly from subcategory pages (bypassing the product page).  Example—

illumecandles-com_quick_view

When Quick View is clicked a lightbox like this appears—

Illumecandles.com_Quick_View_Lightbox

Why I hate Quick View— product images on category pages are shrunk down, and Quick View takes up a fair amount of image screen real-estate.  Thus, it’s highly likely people will end up clicking it accidentally, I know I do.  If you really must use Quick View do what onlinefabricstore.net does.  On their subcategory page they anchor Quick View link at bottom of product image—

Onlinefabricstore.net_Quick_View

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