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Custom Magento Design on a Shoe String

Postby edmondscommerce » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:53 am

Everyone wants to have a custom design for their site. That's fair enough - each business has its own brand identity, colour schemem, logo etc.

However not every business has a fortune to spend on getting their site set up. One area where costs can be reduced dramatically is on the design side of things. Rather than pay for a totally custom design, you can shortcut the design process significantly buy using an existing free or paid for theme as a starting point and then getting a designer to customise this just enough so that it looks distinct and has your brand identity but is not necessarily entirely unique.

In fact this approach is probably the most common one when launching Magento sites, as evidenced by the ubiquitous orange checkout buttons etc.

One thing that is important is to make sure you change your favicon. This little icon is displayed in the address bar of your site and ideally should be your company logo, not the Magento M.

Another half way house approach is to install the blank theme, which is a Magento theme but without any actual content. This will allow you to create a custom design which will of course take more work than simply customising and exisitng theme. However it wont be anywhere near as hard as creating a full Magento theme from scratch and will give you a framework to work from.
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Re: Custom Magento Design on a Shoe String

Postby joseph » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:43 am

people have started to offer PSD to Magento theme services as well -

that is going to be really handy for the designers out there who don't want the hassle of getting their heads round the magento theme system.
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Re: Custom Magento Design on a Shoe String

Postby seanprice » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:57 am

Its true depending on the complexity of the theme we usually will start with Magento Blank theme or if its a little more then perhaps doing PSD to Magento. Both are doable so choose which suits your developer/designers best really.
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Re: Custom Magento Design on a Shoe String

Postby magento_news » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:09 am

I use also Magento themes and it is really new and amazing.
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Re: Custom Magento Design on a Shoe String

Postby Niall Roche » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:29 am

Thats cool...
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Re: Custom Magento Design on a Shoe String

Postby Son » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:44 am

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Re: Custom Magento Design on a Shoe String

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