Interview with Daniel Weinand of Shopify

by Steven Snell

July 30, 2009 in Interviews

A while ago I contacted Shopify to see if someone would be interested in doing an interview to talk about their hosted e-commerce system. Fortunately, Daniel Weinand (VP of Design) was happy to participate and share some insight that should be helpful to any designers/developers who work on e-commerce sites for clients. Throughout the interview you will see some screenshots of sites that are powered by Shopify, click the images to visit the sites.

Shopfiy

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Design an E-Commerce Website in Photoshop

by Steven Snell

July 29, 2009 in Tutorials

Since we’re focusing on e-commerce websites this week, I thought it would be good to do a tutorial for designing a layout for an online shop in Photoshop. At the end of the post you will be able to download the original PSD file in case it would be helpful. Throughout the post, the screenshots of the design in progress can be seen in full size by clicking on the image.

Here’s what we will be designing (click to see in full size):

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30+ CRE Loaded Templates

by Steven Snell

in Resources

CRE Loaded is a popular open-source option (built on osCommerce) for running an e-commerce website. You can use CRE Loaded to build a site that meets the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. If you’re interested in using CRE Loaded for your site, there are a number of premium templates available for purchase. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 of the best templates.

View Template – $145

CRE Loaded Templates

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15 Resources for Setting Up an E-Commerce Site with WordPress

by Steven Snell

July 28, 2009 in Resources

This post is part of e-commerce week, which features e-commerce related content on DesignM.ag and the Vandelay Design blog, as well as e-commerce design inspiration at CartFrenzy.

WordPress is a popular blogging platform and content management system, but it can also be used for powering e-commerce websites. Although its primary purpose is not e-commerce, there are a number of plugins and themes available that will allow you to use WordPress for your online store (some are free and some are premium).

In this post we’ll take a look at some of the resources that can help you to set up your own e-commerce site on WordPress.

Plugins:

WordPress e-Commerce Plugin
An extremely popular plugin that offers a lot of options for setting up an online store with WordPress. WP e-Commerce integrates with PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net and more. Designers will have the flexibility to tweak and customize the appearance as well.

WordPress e-Commerce Plugin

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