Product Page Template In Prestashop

Jul 16, 2013471Alex Zaymund

Product page can be considered as one of the key templates. This page displays all item characteristics together with product images. Visually, this page template can be divided into four parts: Left hand product column, Right hand product column, Product pre-footer, Product footer: Read more

Product Page Template In Prestashop

Catalog Products in Prestashop

Jun 4, 2013113Alex Zaymund

Let’s take a look at the file category.tpl. This is the main page of a category template or a product catalog.

Bread-crumbs and error messages are connected at the very top. They are also located in separate templates.  Bread-crumbs are connected in the main column of the website but quite frequently, depending on the design, it is required to make it over all site columns. To do this, it is necessary to put them in the template header.tpl and specify in which cases to output them. Read more

Catalog Products in Prestashop

Structure of a Default Theme in Prestashop

May 7, 2013336Alex Zaymund

Creation of a new template is quite labor-intensive. There’s good news, however: this process appears to be a piece of cake if you know the structure of a default theme in Prestashop – the one you see on your fresh website right after installing the store. We’ll guide you through it. You’ll find out where to find the files of the main theme and how to create a basic structure of the website. Read more

Structure of a Default Theme in Prestashop

Techniques Used To Optimize Images for Retina Displays

Feb 12, 2013219Alex Zaymund

In the era of modern technologies screens with high pixel density are becoming more and more widespread. Such products as Retinа Macbook Pro and iPhone 5 are equipped with retina displays, and this is gradually becoming an actual concern for developers as well. Currently there are available several techniques used to optimize images for Retina displays and all of them have their pluses and minuses.  Let me describe some of them which to my opinion are most appropriate and useful. Read more

Techniques Used To Optimize Images for Retina Displays

Using Static Blocks To Facilitate Website Management In Prestashop

Jan 31, 2013305Alex Zaymund

Today, we will talk about Prestashop Static Blocks module and discover the opportunities it can provide. If you are familiar with JavaScript and CSS HTML, this module gives you more options to diversify and variegate your store. In your template, you can create static blocks which later can be managed directly through the website admin panel without editing the block encoding. In the example below I am going to demonstrate how to create a flying static block – a banner on a website homepage.  The banner will fly from the left across the screen and hide at the right side, leaving just a margin visible for the visitors. Read more

Using Static Blocks To Facilitate Website Management In Prestashop

Big Day Release: Prestashop Rainbow Mobile Theme

Jan 28, 201386Alex Zaymund

Give the mobile version of your store a fresh striking look with Prestashop Rainbow Mobile Theme. It provides the site with full functionality on all modern mobile and tablet platforms. Pick the style from 8 juicy colors and install it instantly. Play with the spectrum to choose the one reflecting the spirit of your store perfectly. Upload images to be displayed in a lovely adaptive slider.

Highlight features:

  • Adaptive mobile slider
  • HTML5 markup
  • jQuery Mobile
  • Device rotation support
  • Product images slider
  • 8 Rainbow color styles

General features:

  • Android/iPhone/iPad/Windows Phone/Kindle fire compatibility
  • Opera mobile compatability
  • Smart browsing
  • User-friendly interface
  • Simple catalog navigation
  • Multipage support
  • Large fonts and buttons on product pages for better touchscreen experience

Let’s check them out. Read more

Big Day Release: Prestashop Rainbow Mobile Theme

Creating a Responsive Default Prestashop Theme

Jan 9, 2013216Alex Zaymund

Re-usable pieces of markup repeat multiple times throughout the document: from <!DOCTYPE html> to </html> at the end. Lots of tricks can be used to make the work easier, including snippets and other editor possibilities, that allow putting all the closing </div>  tags with two clicks instead of six. It saves our time. Read more

Creating a Responsive Default Prestashop Theme

Big Day Release: Prestashop Responsive Default Theme

Dec 13, 2012108Alex Zaymund

Responsive Default Theme allows your Prestashop 1.5 website to transform itself smoothly across multiple screen resolutions, monitor sizes and platforms, desktop, tablet or mobile devices. Depending on viewing area, different layouts for your content are displayed.  Provide your visitors with an optimal viewing experience – easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling.

Highlight features:

  • Adaptive default Prestashop theme
  • HTML 5 markup of a template structure
  • The capability-based polyfill-loading JS library Webshims
  • Adaptive slider instead of  the default Prestashop one

Read more

Big Day Release: Prestashop Responsive Default Theme

7 Steps To Master eCommerce Web Design

Nov 30, 201296Alex Zaymund

This article may not be only helpful for designers but for clients as well. Full of ideas of a future project, they look forward to choosing the developer and entering World Wide Web not as users but as serious businessmen. So here I go. Read more

7 Steps To Master eCommerce Web Design

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