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Quick Guide to PSD To OpenCart Conversion for Your eCommerce

April 2, 2018
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Harry S
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Before we start with PSD to Opencart Conversion, we assume that you already possess a great website layout in PSD format (based on the Opencart base theme). In today’s tech-savvy era, the websites must be user-friendly designed or update the design of the website in about every 6 months.

During the PSD to Opencart Conversion, your web layout goes through different steps to make it a complete functional eCommerce store.

1. PSD to HTML Conversion: since you already have a layout of your website in PSD format then second step is to PSD to HTML conversion. Create a directory on the local and make different folders and file called index.html, style.css, and JS & images folder.Now, open your PSD in the Photoshop and slice your layout into multiple pieces and need to save them for the web. Now you have all small design files of your web page and put them all in the images folder in the directory. This is an integral part of this process as a complete web layout cannot be coded; now, open style.css and start writing the CSS properties. In the properties you need define all your styles including font family, font-size, background, number of heading tags, and other properties.All sliced pieces of the layout need to be embedded with the help of HTML and CSS. Further, to make your header and top navigation to look beautiful and attractive, we would recommend you to embed some JavaScript and JQuery to implement some transitions. Now, these JS files to be incorporated within your index.html to complete the PSD to HTML Conversion.

Also, Read about OpenCart Responsive Themes 

As per Google Search Engine, it is very much important for website developers to create SEO semantic and W3C compliant code for search engines to crawl the site successfully.

2. PSD to Opencart Conversion: You already have a responsive website and need to move ahead to get this implemented in Opencart eCommerce platform. You are copped with all responsive files that include index.html, js files, images folder and style.css implemented in a responsive framework. In order to complete PSD to Opencart Conversion, please follow below steps:

i. Download Opencart: Browse through official Opencart website and download the latest Opencart. Extract all files on your local and run the automatic installer. The automatic installer will create the database and everything you just need to name the database to go ahead.In order to create the new database you just need to browse through localhost/phpMyAdmincreate new databaseOnce you have created the database, now go back to your Opencart setup and input the database name and your admin’s username & password along with your eMail address.Update Database Login

Before you go ahead to check the site on your front end, don’t forget to rename the config-dist.php to config.php.

Rename Config.php
Now, you have a running Opencart setup on your local with a basic Opencart theme.

ii. Modify Your Design & Style: Since you have your custom design based on the basic Opencart theme. Thus, you need to explore the Opencart files on your local to modify the style.css.

Update Style.CSS
After updating Stylesheet you would require updating the header and footer of your website and those files can be found in the common files folder.

update common header and footer
In the same manner, you can change the banners and other blocks of your newly designed eCommerce website.

iii. Create Dynamic Category & Product Detail Page from Admin: Having said Opencart is a very user-friendly and a complete dynamic eCommerce platform. Thus, you can create the category and product detail page based on basic Opencart web layout. As this structure will acquire the same header & footer from the same design and content part can also be updated from the admin & from FTP or in Opencart to upload your project from admin.

iv. Payment Gateway Implementation: Since Opencart is a widely used eCommerce store and being supported by many online top international payment gateways such as PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, and Amazon Payments. You just need to choose one of them from the admin and input the access details to enable the end user to pay online.International Payment Gateways

 

Brief:

You read above steps for your PSD to Opencart Conversion for Opencart’s basic theme. By following these steps you will be able to manage and run your eCommerce store successfully.

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