I spent some time creating a template for RC versions of osCommerce. I’m going to sell this at the same sort of price that Template Monster sell their templates for…but read on to learn how to get this template “at no cost”…
Overall Idea of the template look
The header area includes;
- search box
- language flags
- currency selector
- cart contents
Then I have used jQuery to rotate a few images (in the template I rotate between some adverts for my oscbooks.com site, but you can change these to anything you wish, of course!). I also created a funky logo – which you’ll probably want to change before using on your live site.
I then added a few buttons underneath (home, new products, my account etc).
In the sidebar I stripped out a lot of boxes to only leave navigation – you can add boxes back in really easily – just amend the column file. I amended the categories box substantially to only show top level categories with a nice design;
In the image, the current category is the one with the grey background…nice and easy to see where you are, I think.
I also wanted to draw your attention to the product listings. I’ve recoded a number of them to look as much alike as possible. So they mostly now look like this:
Much better I think. This layout is standardised across a number of files so it looks decent!
All in all I’m pleased with how this design turned out. I used the exact same methods as can be found in one of my best selling osc books – designing oscommerce – so, if you want to learn how to make good looking sites, take a look at my oscbooks.com website!
Do you like this template? I’m going to sell it at $175. However for anyone who purchases the designing osCommerce eBook before friday, I will send you this template absolutely FREE OF CHARGE on sunday of this week.
Look, you won’t find a professionally coded to osCommerce standards template hardly anywhere – especially for “free” – so do yourself a favour and buy the “designing osCommerce” eBook before friday – then on sunday you’ll get this template at zero cost. After friday, you will pay $175 for the template alone. So save yourself $175 NOW…