Category Archives: Makeover

Stuart Template for 2.3.3.4 osCommerce

My latest template can now be seen here. I’ve called it “Stuart” after the comic book guy in Big Bang Theory. As you can see it is a “minimal” theme ready for you to build on in any way you wish. The side column infoboxes can of course be added back in should you wish… Read More »

Currencies as Icons in 2.3.x

Almost exactly 5 years ago I posted about using icons for currency selection. The question still comes up fairly regularly in the osCommerce forum. So, here’s how to do it in 2.3.x – you’re going to end up with something like this: You need to make a “currency” icon for each currency that you have.… Read More »

Latest osCommerce 2.3.3 Theme – Penny

This theme changes around 10 core osCommerce files so is easy to install even onthe most modified of sites. Have a look at the demo. It is a 1 column design, so there is lots of available space on every page for promoting your products. It has a horizontal menu (with dropdowns), along with a… Read More »

Sneak Preview of GREY theme

Here’s the latest template which is now complete: This is a grey theme, perfect for any shop that is all about showing off the product and not showing off the look of the store. Of course, any aspect of the design can easily be changed to suit individual stores. I’ll be updating the free choice… Read More »

Sneak Peek of Latest FREE template

Here’s a sneak-peek of the latest template available free of charge to the buyers of the eBook; Let me know what you think. I’ve still some work to do in the footer area, and on the product_info page. As well as some general cleaning up here and there. There will also be a “grey” template… Read More »

Quality Templates for osCommerce 2.3.x for FREE ?

I have a good offer on at the moment whereby anyone who purchases the “Designing osCommerce 2.3.x” eBook on or before 31 January 2013 can choose a quality coded theme/template for FREE. So, if you have been umming and aahing about buying my eBook, now is the ideal time to go ahead and spend a… Read More »

oscBooks – official corporate partner of osCommerce

oscBooks.com is now an official partner of osCommerce. Take a look and let me know what you think about the masthead graphic on that page (the green oscBooks logo). No osCommerce experience ? No HTML experience ? No CSS experience ? NO PROBLEM … oscBooks has you covered.

Enquire about WHAT product?

Here’s a little project I completed some time back but updated today. The essence of the project is to create a new osCommerce page that acts like the “contact_us” page but allows the person contacting to let the shopowner know precisely what he or she is interested in. So, I made a copy of contact_us… Read More »

New Gallery style for osCommerce Product Page

One of my clients needed a way to present products in more of a gallery style, utilisinig a thumbnail and popup full size to fancybox. The usual way for showing a gallery (that is products with more than 1 image) is like this; The thumbnails are auto created, and the user can rollover them to… Read More »

Project for today 13 June 2012

Todays project was pretty hardcore, as part of an overall larger project that is ongoing. Client sells a range of products that need to be treated in different ways (particularly for postage)… In essence, the products are either “live” or “dry”. Think in terms of a product such as live Coral, or a dry product… Read More »