Post by muslimsg » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:01 pm

hi all

I am searching the internet for many days for professional templates for opencart... but found only basic templates...

while for OSCommerce, Zen and some more they have very professional looking templates on many sites like templatemonster.com

do anyone has any idea where I can find such templates for free... or can pay if its not much costly....

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Post by twiggy » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:34 am

Well they are 'professional' for a reason, that reason being that professionals make them for a living so doubt you can get any for free.

Their are people who can make you a custom one for a price. Hence me!

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Post by CodeBits » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:49 am

twiggy wrote:Well they are 'professional' for a reason, that reason being that professionals make them for a living so doubt you can get any for free.

Their are people who can make you a custom one for a price. Hence me!
And me, and a dozen or more here on the board.

OpenCart is pretty new compared to others you mentioned so finding a hug selection of top notch designs are going to be hard to find for awhile. A lot of developer/ designers are waiting to see where the new version is heading before designing to much in the way of custom professional level layouts, but they're not going to be free.

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Post by MWYS » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:17 am

If you're wanting a decent, and professional design that doesn't look like a regular templaet design, then your best bet is to just hire someone.

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Post by Qphoria » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:28 am

I make all my templates in MSpaint :)

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Post by readyman » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:07 am

Many problems can be solved with a little bit of MSpaint... or bacon

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Post by kcllc » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:13 am

Duct tape to hold the template edges together.

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Post by Qphoria » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:52 am

brandonyim wrote:MS paint is mean the Windows paint?
yep!

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Post by brandonyim » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:01 pm

How to design template using paint? Is it get the default images and change the colour using paint?

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Post by Qphoria » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:58 pm

I was kidding... exaggerating how bad I am at templating

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Post by Franz-Peter » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:52 pm

It is possible too to buy or download a Wordpress theme and adapt it (as far is I can see the demo template for chromiumcart is a former wordpress theme).

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Post by brandonyim » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:02 pm

Franz-Peter wrote:It is possible too to buy or download a Wordpress theme and adapt it (as far is I can see the demo template for chromiumcart is a former wordpress theme).
Maybe just the designs are same, the features are different.

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Post by Franz-Peter » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:50 pm

There is the possibility to take a Wordpress ecommerce theme and adapt that, it is even possible to take a Prestashop theme and adapt that.. I hope that professional theme designers will soon develop something for opencart. Most of the themes, which are offered actually as payable solutions, give the impression that the only creative activity was to change a few colors in the css or take another background (via css). As a client I expect a little bit more from a professional designer. Everyone with a text editor can make a few changes in the css, that has absolutely nothing to do with creativity.

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Post by brandonyim » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:31 pm

Franz-Peter wrote:There is the possibility to take a Wordpress ecommerce theme and adapt that, it is even possible to take a Prestashop theme and adapt that.. I hope that professional theme designers will soon develop something for opencart. Most of the themes, which are offered actually as payable solutions, give the impression that the only creative activity was to change a few colors in the css or take another background (via css). As a client I expect a little bit more from a professional designer. Everyone with a text editor can make a few changes in the css, that has absolutely nothing to do with creativity.
Tried Prestashop and Wordpress e-commerce theme but not work. Ya, Opencart theme is very little and not nice compared to osCommerce, Magento. Even those theme need to pay for also not nice and not professional at all.

Hope someone will work it out.

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Post by Qphoria » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:08 pm

Franz-Peter wrote:It is possible too to buy or download a Wordpress theme and adapt it (as far is I can see the demo template for chromiumcart is a former wordpress theme).
Eh.. there may ALSO be a wordpress theme, but none of the themes for CrC are converted from Wordpress... at least not directly. Those themes come from freecssthemes.com, but there was quite a bit of customizing to make it work... granted I also changed somethings to work with it so I could meet in the middle

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Post by Franz-Peter » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:21 pm

Hi Qphoria,
it is clear that it is not possible to download a wordpress theme, put it into the themes folder and use it. But that way is a lot easier than to start from scratch (like those psd templates). Wordpress themes are somehow php ready and easier to adapt than a simple html template. Of course not every Wordpress template is good for conversion. But if you choose one with a header menu and colum boxes, it is not very difficult to convert it

Actually for Opencart there is the nice standard template and some nice free templates. But if you take a look at those commercial templates for Opencart I completely agree with brandonyim. Most of them are simple css hacks (new colors, other background images). To change the standard template in that way, no creativity is necessary. You can do that indeed with wordpad and paint.

Your modules I already use are well coded, they add new functionality to opencart and you had to invest some knowledge and time to make them run. So if you take 10, 20, 30 $ for that nobody can complain about.
And what knowledge do those template makers invest by editing the css. Every idiot can do that, me included.
If I pay for a template I expect something more than css editing. Don't want to say that all commercial templates for OpenCart are simple css hacks but about 80 % of them are just those simple hacks.

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Post by Franz-Peter » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:40 pm

Qphoria,

take a look at that. it is free and it is for Prestashop. And if it would not be freeware I would indeed buy it. That is what I mean with creative design. It is by far more than editing the css.
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Post by brandonyim » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:46 pm

Yes, it is nice and professional, its far from the default theme, unfortunately that is not for Opencart.

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Post by imaginetech » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:02 pm

How about before you start bagging everyone that has put in some effort to develop some opencart templates you post some links to some of your own work.

I don't think you guys actually understand some of the difficulties in designing templates that don't break the multiple language support that opencart has.

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