Quick update on the Hot 100 as I haven’t done this for a while. As of right now, the top 5 are;
Congratulations to these 5 outstanding shops!
I’m adding probably only 3 or 4 shops a week at the moment as the majority of shops that get listed are either Template Monster templates (see below) or standard osCommerce (perhaps with a few colour changes (again, see below).
So, please, if you know of an outstanding themed store, that is “more” than standard osCommerce and is not a Template monster, please add them to the Hot 100 list!
These are fine looking shops – but don’t expect them to get on the list of the best 100. After all, who wants to see the same design over and over? If you spot a TM templated store on the list, which has got past me, please let me know?
osCommerce is just fine out of the box – your site won’t look like 1000s of others, right? Please do not add a site unless it is “more” than osCommerce (just colour changes to the stylesheet is NOT enough).
How to create a HOT 100 site without buying a TM template!
Do you have a designers eye? Do you know PHP? Do you know a bit about how osCommerce hangs together? The answer is probably “no” or “yes, a bit”. Well, take my advice and read this post and this post, then decide if you have the knowledge to make something good…if not, suggest a design tutorial or someone makes you a uniquely designed osCommerce – both of which work out much better value than a TM template!