CS-Cart 3 Final Release has been out there since May 22nd. A brand new and incredible piece of work from CS-Cart sets sails to the open waters of e-commerce. Several new features, a fresh and modern design, a great new blocks manager system …all new.
Our mission since that day was to bring back to life our best seller templates but also come up with new. Take a look at our top 10 Templates for CS-Cart 3. Rate them, play with them, love them!
10. The Deco Template
The Deco Template has been around for quite some time. It was only a Photoshop design that was created in an afternoon, went under evaluation and finally got archived within a nice little zip file, stored into the endless abyss of design ideas somewhere in a dusty hard drive.
As soon as we found out that CS-Cart was releasing a new version it was time to go through our backup designs and review them one by one, deciding which one will make it out of the archive. The Deco Template was the lucky candidate who made it out. It was first designed for version 2.2.4 and then got redesigned for version 3.
9. The Fashion Template
The Fashion Template might be one of our first templates, if not the first. Browsing through the web for trends on e-commerce designs we soon came to realize that simplicity and minimalism was something missing and waiting to be found. We were really unsure of what would people have to say about a design with no gradients, no complicated glowing buttons, no lines, shapes, shadows, strokes, all the design elements that build up to a busy design. Instead we went with a background image, 2-3 grayscale colors and the Arial font.
Needless to say that Fashion Template is our Best Selling Template and that is enough to confirm that simplicity sells.
8. The Toy Store Template
Let me be honest with you on this one. There used to be a Toy Store Template before this one. For reasons still unknown the template was lost. Did someone hit the delete button, were the server files corrupted, we will never know.
It was time to create the offspring and this newcomer had a special gift. The Toy Store Template comes with 7 different colors that can be combined to create a unique design for every print. Every Toy Store Template sold looks unique, has it’s own color combinations, it’s owners signature.
These 7 different colors also compose 14 different wrappers for your blocks making it even more customizable, versatile and unique. Combine it with the color theme design service and you get 7 extra colors that will truly make it your own.
7. The Electronics Template
Another best seller from our version 2 templates. Technology products could not be missing from the e-commerce world, therefore a template design for them was one of our primary goals once we joined the template industry. We thought that a clean design with no more that 2-3 colors would be our best choice and we were right.
As soon as CS-Cart 3 was released this template had to be redesigned and join the v3 category.
The new CS-Cart mega menu took it one step beyond, giving solution to the old fashioned problem of excessive categories handling.
6. The T-Shirt Template
The Fashion Template pretty much can cover all types of fashion products including clothing and t-shirts. However we felt that a new design had to be created for this product solely.
Tones of black, grey, and red where fitted nicely, some grunge elements, banners instead of products for the homepage and a pitch black footer that holds all the extra information.
The background of this template is fully customizable and you can use any image you like, bringing it closer to your taste and color, making it unique.
5. The Health Store Template
Organic, nutrition, well-being, supplements, cosmetics… there were quite a lot of candidates as a prefix for a title to this template. We ended up calling it the Heath Store Template since the term covers broadly almost anything that has to do with such type of products.
Of course the dominant color of this skin would be green, but at the last minute we dropped some blue details opposed to the usual and almost boring orange, brown, and the rest of the earth color tones.
Going off the usual path that everybody follows sometimes can bring back great and interesting results.
3. The Pet Store Template
Yet another popular topic for templates is that of pet products for online pet stores. Followed by the drive for cute colors and icons we started developing a really bright and colorful theme that could be the perfect shopping environment for our little friends.
Once more versatility was the key so we created several color wrappers to be used for blocks of this template any way the owner likes.
You may feel free to explore the Pet Store Template for CS-Cart 3 over here. The Pet Store Template is also available for older versions of CS-Cart.
2. The Scuba Template
We love the sea. We love the ocean and we love fishing. Lets say that half the effort for this template was not based on the demand for creating it rather than our own passion for the sea.
Nevertheless for those who have a fishing store, scuba gear shop or any other type of product this is the right template for you.
The Scuba Template has been build with all the care, love and affection that one has for water sports so it is guaranteed that you are going to enjoy it and love it.
1. The Hand Drawn Template
We have always been flattered by hand drawn web designs. Creating one was always at the back of our heads, but we kept postponing it until the right moment arrives.
After the release of CS-Cart version 3, we thought that it was about time to put the plan into action and develop a template with sketched-like graphics and custom calligraphic fonts all over the website.
Based on grey but with details of red, this design came out as our first ever attempt to create an unusual design that could match only a small share of the e-commerce world. Hand crafted products. Games, toys, decoratives, furniture, it can match all of them as long as they are special and unique, hand made.