Shopping Cart Design
Designing and developing a shopping cart based site is, undoubtedly, one of the prominent fields of web design. This is not surprising, since the requirements for this type of design are more sophisticated than those of an information resource web site, for example. What would the difference between custom shopping cart web design service and a regular web design / development be?
First, it is essential to understand, that the quality of the shopping cart design is crucial for its' owner, probably, more than for an owner of a non-commerce-oriented site. Every lost visitor is a potentially lost buyer. Therefore, a shopping cart design should be both beautiful and neutral in its' look and flexible in its' use, with a logical distribution of content and with easy navigation. This doesn't mean that the more primitive the design is – the better. While creating a design for the online shop, a shopping cart designer should be able to maintain a certain golden ratio. Obviously, a shopping cart design should not be overloaded with heavy graphics, since shopping cart design company or a designer have to take into consideration that there are still customers whose internet connection might not be that fast, and not everyone has patience to wait until the site loads. The owners of the online shop would not want to loose their potential customers because of these reasons. It is recommended that the shopping cart design would rely more on the elaborate CSS styling rather than the extensive use of the images in the XHTML itself. The most popular usage of images in shopping cart designs is usually limited to these page elements:
- Logo of the shop
- My cart
- Order buttons
- Additional elements on the page of the product
By limiting the graphic elements to the above mentioned, we relieve the site from being “too heavy” to load fast, and we will draw the attention of a client to the main message of the site – the product. This way one can also reduce the chances of loosing the customers to a minimum, and, if the CSS styling is applied professionally, the site will not look unattractive and amateurish.
What else is essential to take into consideration while designing a shopping cart website?
Elune Art prefers to utilize Ajax-based and other modern technologies to create custom shopping cart web designs. You are welcome to send your quote inquiries, order shopping cart design and receive a free quote and advice from us, using the free quote form on our site.
How does the process go?
- »Communicating with a client, understanding the client's goals, audience and preferences. Each client receives our questionnaire to fill out, which will keep all the details of the project documented.
- »Planning the content and structure of the web site, establishing timelines and development solutions.
- »Creating the interface, showing it to the client, if necessary, revising it.
- »Coding the interface, showing the coded site to the client, if necessary, revising it.
- »Site goes live