Win 500 Die-Cut Business Cards from UPrinting

UPrinting has offered to give 500 die cut business cards to five readers of the! If you’re interested in having a unique business card that helps you to stand out to potential clients, this is a great opportunity.

Business Cards from UPrinting

Win One of Three Free Templates from TemplateWire

TemplateWire has offered to give free templates to three 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.


Win a Free Copy of Billings 3 for Mac

Marketcircle has offered to giveaway two copies of Billings time tracking and invoicing app for the Mac. Billings was a 2009 Apple Design Award winner and includes lots of great features, especially for freelancers.


Win Free Credits for Stock Photos at Pixmac

Pixmac has offered to give $20 in credits to five readers of 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.


Announcing the Winners from the E-Commerce Week Giveaway

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:

BrookeShopp 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

30+ Zen Cart Templates

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

Zen Cart Templates

Interview with Daniel Weinand of Shopify

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.


Design an E-Commerce Website in Photoshop

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):