TemplateWire has offered to give free templates to three DesignM.ag readers. If you’re not familiar with TemplateWire they are a leading marketplace of CSS templates, Flash templates, and logo templates. For $49 you can get 12 months of unlimited access to all of their premium templates. Or you can get 3 months of access for $29. You can use the templates on an unlimited number of websites for you or your clients.
Pixmac has offered to give $20 in credits to five readers of DesignM.ag. If you’re not familiar with Pixmac, they sell royalty-free stock photos that designers can use for websites, posters, brochures, etc (their inventory also includes a large selection of celebrity photos). Most designers need stock photos quite frequently, so hopefully this giveaway will be useful for a lot of readers.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment to participate in the e-commerce week giveaway. There were some great prizes that had been donated and here are the six winners:
Brooke – Shopp Plugin for WordPress
Juggles – Magento theme and widget from Silverthemes
Sonali Agrawal – Premium template from AlgoZone
Welshstew – Magento theme from MagThemes
Vincent – Shopify theme from ThemeForest
Jorde – Shopify theme from ThemeForest
Zen Cart is an open-source e-commerce system that branched off of osCommerce. Like some of the other popular open-source options, Zen Cart has a large community of users, and plenty of premium templates are available for purchase. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 of the best templates for Zen Cart.
Premium Zen Cart Templates:
View Template – $140
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.
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):