Magento 1 and 2 themes

Choose between custom modification of a purchased Magento theme or a fully customized webshop design in collaboration with our web designers.

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What does it mean to “design from scratch”?

This means that you’ll collaborate with a designer or art director who will conceptualize the theme of your webshop’s unique interface while incorporating your brand, designing your shop’s six main pages down to its sub-pages:

  • Front page
  • Product page
  • Category page
  • Checkout pages (often consists of two or more pages)
  • CMS page (It’s a general layout for all pages of text, e.g., trade conditions, and the like.)
  • 404 page (It’s the page that appears when a visitor tries to access a page that does not exist, e.g., a product that’s no longer available). Here, for instance, we can show an offer rather than displaying a page that says “404 – This page does not exist”.

You can have, for example 2-3 different options for a product page so that you can choose a certain theme depending on the products to be displayed.

When designing a theme from scratch, you have the complete freedom to conceptualize your shops theme. The downside is, it costs more and its time-consuming to build a webshop this way.

Purchased theme

When you buy a Magento theme, you don’t need to go through the process discussed above. Thus, you save both time and money.

How to select a Magento theme

It’s important to choose a theme based on your brand, preference, and marketing strategies. In addition, you must consider:

  • The theme should be responsive. It must adapt to various screen size and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
  • Theme should load quickly. Load time is very important. First, people are impatient and will not wait for a slow page to load. Second, a page that’s displayed slowly has a negative effect on Google rankings.
  • The more templates available in the theme, the better. It gives you the flexibility to have different layouts on the product or category pages.

Can you modify a purchased theme?

Yes, which can be good and has been the norm for many Magento shop owners. But if you intend to make a lot of changes, it may be better and cheaper to have your webshop designed from scratch.

It is relatively easy to change:

  • Theme colors
  • Fonts
  • CMS pages

Making changes to a theme layout can be time-consuming. You must be careful not to make too many changes in the theme because doing so can end up being more expensive than designing the webshop from scratch. It’s a balancing act.

Where to buy Magento themes

There are many online market places where you can buy Magento themes. Below are frequently visited sites:

Contact us if you need a theme developed. We can help you find a theme—or we can design your online shop from scratch.

Since 1998, we have completed IT projects of all sizes and complexities. We have extensive experience not only in programming but also design, modifications, and integration.

When a project is completed, the same team who developed your webshop will also be the same team that will provide the subsequent support. At 1902 Software, you’ll always work with the same team for consistency and stability.

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