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Posted 06 February 2021 - 12:58 PM #61

CS-Cart is realy one of the easiest platfroms out there to customize the look


You only need to work on the hooks system and css. you can literaly do what ever you want with it.

- Change buttons with icons

- change grid look with more data like descriptions, availabitliy, hover effects on butons and images

- multi size blocks for the first page with banners

- footer look with many rows and columns

- fullwidth blocks 



you have so many differnt menus at the moment so this is also not a problem anymore.


Banner sliders awith fullwudth is also no problem any more with so many third party addons


And after all with layout manager you are abel to cutomize the look of any page, even for a specific one. 


I think if you just invest a bit more time on default theme and work only with css you can realy have a very different result


Thats not an option for a novice user, but then again CS-Cart is not for novice eshopers. They go woocommerce or anyother free platfrom.


CS-Cart is a complete solution and you need to know your staff before you use it. If you are new in e-commerce you will not use more than 10% of its capabilities ending up complaining about the themes, when this is not a major factor.


Most of the major shop out there (see amazon for example) have a very simple almost plain design. 


Its the ease of use and navigation, that makes the difference. There is also another 25%  from banners and overall graphics. The rest is the theme,


I believe CS-Cart can continue with the advanced theme and layout manager, but give more tips on how to achieve niceandclean results.

Hi,  I agree with you that a Theme is basically just good pictures and can be improved.   The issue with CS cart is the back end where for multivendor the VENDOR SELLER is the most valuable asset.   No products no customers....  


Having said this , as we know the success is to have max sellers,  majority of the sellers around the world an US are basically small businesses and individual who do not have technical expertise nor Core PHP staff working for them.       The Product uploading is very convoluted the way it is now.  


YES even with the 4.12.2 version.   Granted at least there is a bulk preset now.    My project is on hold and I just cannot see how we can launch the site and solicit sellers when I myself do not feel easy loading and setting up products.   


Kindly share anything you can to help make this crucial journey as easy as possible. 

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Posted 26 February 2021 - 02:35 PM #62

Also keep in mind I have seen parties develop themes for other platforms that cost alot more than IMHO a decent responsive theme for CS Cart.

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Posted 19 March 2021 - 06:05 PM #63

True, they need to update their theme to modern touch, which is easy to use.