Sample Site to work from for theme creation. Try white, try colors, use your creativity.
We are using Magento for our shopping cart. You are not limited but to the shopping pages for some elements. Please read all our details for design specs. The shopping section will be a TWO COLUMN design, smaller left column, larger right column (all the products and detail pages)
you can see how magento works here:
(this shows a 3 column, ours will be two column, just keep that in mind during designing the shopping pages and template pages, home page will be without two columns).
All pages should have (like cake example website http://www.cakesweetcake.co.uk/ and magento examples below):
- FOOTER links (bottom of page: home, categories, what's new, most popular, contact us, about us)
- LOGIN links (upper section, most likely right side: Welcome | Log In | My Account | My Cart | Checkout), and a login box (styled very nice) on every page, where they can login (username password) click forgot password, or Register for a New Account, most likely located in upper section, towards LEFT side integrated with design somehow.
- MENUS (Home, Categories, What's New, Most Popular, Contact Us ),
-logo of course, unique slogan by logo (ie. Our slogan, trendy accessories for children, mom and babies.), we prefer buttons to just text, but we trust you will be creative and create a theme that fits just right.
- Twitter follow (See cake site), rss feed, facebook,
- and we love the 3 footer samples of the example cake site:
- top footer section with 3 call to action boxes, ours will be
1. FREE SHIPPING within the United States (more info)
2. EMA JANE PROMISE family owned & operated (more info)
3. FREE GIFT with every order (more info)
- mid footer section will be a FEATURED PRODUCT section (please create featured right corner ribbon like this sample: http://www.thelittlecakeparlour.co.uk/ ("new" text on banner over photo) showing a title, a description, price, category, and larger image. Layout just like sample site (contact form is about how big our image will be) http://www.cakesweetcake.co.uk/ Instead of Get in touch, it will say Add to my Cart
- bottom footer section will have the following 4 columns:
1. Categories - list some fake categories (8 or so)
2. Site Info - shows all sections of site - Home, About, Most Popular, What's New, Contact, Returns, Site Map
3. On Sale Today! - show an item with price slashed and new price, image and border, with ribbon SALE
- Contact info (like cake site, don't write contact info, this is just where twitter, facebook, rss, buttons will be, follow us graphic, phone number, email address)
ALL PAGES except for HOME page, will have categories on left side just like this:
we like this because it keeps all products accessible no matter what page they are on.
ALL PAGES will have the LOGIN form on left upper side. It will show login form box if not logged in and will go away if logged in. (this is what our developers will do, but you need to create the login box design)
Except home page, all pages will have category browsing functionality on left side, please show this on your shopping design and template design. Also on left side, above categories, will be the login box you will design with forgot password and new customer. this login box will go away after they login.
under categories, will be a few more elements: Most recently viewed (shows 3 items most recently viewed with arrows up and down to go through others), just added to shopping cart (shows most recent 3 items added to cart, price, quantity).
1. Home Page
We need a nice home page designed using our current Ema Jane logo found on emajane.com (we have illustrator files). Using our logo create an attractive unique design and layout, you can feel free to modify colors slightly to work with a nice website layout and design, giving an ELEGANT CUTESY FUN look. See website samples for design ideas, as we have really given you one to follow making it easier, but please please use your creativity, color eye, design eye to make it work with our logo, colors, and theme of baby accessories, clothing, hats, etc..
Home page should capture women who visit our site with imagery of products, etc. Home page should have Photos (like cake sample site, but with products, a price, and category) that will feature, MOST POPULAR products, NEWEST PRODUCTS, On Sale Products (a sample of a site doing this on home page: http://www.weddepot.com ), create something to break those three sections apart on home page, with arrows so we can program it to rotate through products. BE creative with image borders. http://www.thelittlecakeparlour.co.uk/ we like borders, but be creative, we love the NEW ribbon for new photos, create a SALE ribbon for sales products, HOT for most popular.
2. Store Pages
Please design a sample layout of how our products will show on the shopping pages. BIG IMAGES (see sample website for good samples)
WE really want somethign like this:
big photos, clean, crisp, but with prices and add to cart.
another great sample:
We like bigger images, possibly 3 per row.
Side bar will be showing on all pages except home with categories, like this: http://www.spoiledsugar.ca/content/About_us/2 (sample only, we don't like this design at all)
http://katelynandco.com/katelyn-bows.html (sample layout, but not anything like we want for design, colors, etc, just showing how it looks using magento)
3. Template for all other STATIC pages
Just like this sample: