How to display products as a grid.
I've installed drupal kickstart to run a t-shirt type site. Setting up product displays with variations like color and size was pretty straight forward. Tax and shipping rules were also pretty easy to setup. I haven't setup billing yet but don't see there being any major problems in setting that up.
I've got a menu called catalog that works nice. What's the recommended way to display products as a grid? I don't want to change the product display node as the layout for that look great. I'm just looking for a way to slim down the information displayed from the catalog and use a grid to show more products per page.
I noticed views is installed by default. Should I be looking into learning how views works?
I know drupal commerce's main function is commerce and everything is so well documents. Thanks everyone for having that in place. I'm just a little lost where to start looking for some minor display adjustments.
Yeah, you'll definitely need
Yeah, you'll definitely need to do some work on understanding views if you want to make a grid display of products.
There is a huge long learning series of videos that you can find here: http://dev.nodeone.se/en/taming-the-beast-learn-views-with-nodeone
There's also a great series on Drupal Commerce at lynda.com and at drupalize.me -- I believe they both cover making a "Catalog"
The link above is great, I'll review what I can while on the train this weekend.
Linking back to the product
I've done some work with Views and have been watching the Lynda.Com vidoe's. I've managed to set-up a view displaying product images in a grid format. However, I'm having difficulties trying to figure out how to link the image back to the Product_Display page.
I'm only seeing options to link image to:
1) content (which is the admin page)
2) file (the image)
I am assuming, that I'm having this difficulty because of how products are structured. I believe they are entities, not content types. Any help?
If you have created a view
If you have created a view based on "Commerce Products" you need to add a relationship using the "Commerce Product: Node referencing products from field_product" and then add a content nid field, hide from display, and then use that url (we will be using node/[nid]) in the rewrite options for the product image.
See attached for exported view that does this for Commerce Kickstart.
Can you repost that view
Can you repost that view export, am not seeing it..
I haven't tried it but maybe it would work to set the products wrapper div width to 50% or less on the listing pages.