PrestaShop 1.3 Theming - Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Explore the various ways to modify the default PrestaShop theme
  • Customize and tweak your theme's layout
  • Edit an existing PrestaShop theme to meet your business needs
  • Control the look of every part of your store by making the right modifications to the code
  • Make your store interactive by using third-party modules and JavaScript
  • Find the resources to make your task in developing the theme easier
  • Build your own PrestaShop theme in simple steps so that you can invest more time into creative aspects
  • Test the theme on various browsers and package it for easy deployment to your store
About

Themes in PrestaShop are unique and powerful tools to brand your store for a particular corporate image. Using custom themes you can control the look and functionality of your web store, thereby making your site extremely flexible. Although it might sound like an easy task to build a theme, it is quite challenging to create a custom theme that fits your business needs.

This book's prime focus is guiding the readers without much technical know-how, thus enabling them to create a new theme that fulfills the needs of their PrestaShop store. By understanding practical ways to develop your theme for PrestaShop speedily, you can invest more time on developing attractive and unique raw materials. It will simplify the challenging task of creating a unique, new PrestaShop theme through easy-to-follow, practical steps.

This book shows how to develop professional themes for your PrestaShop store using some simple steps. The book starts by exploring the various ways of changing the looks (including modules) of your PrestaShop store. It shows you how certain back office administration adjustments can affect the appearance and theme of your store. It then takes you through understanding the code modification of a default theme that results in a new look for your existing theme. The book also covers understanding the PrestaShop architecture and essential syntaxes that control the look of a PrestaShop store. You will also learn about the files that hold the key to themes.

By the end of this book, you will have grasped the knowledge to make advanced changes by tweaking the right CSS and module files in order to achieve highly specific outcomes.

Features
  • Control the look and feel of your PrestaShop store by creating customized themes
  • Learn the tips and tricks to make theming in PrestaShop easier
  • Create your own PrestaShop theme in a few simple steps
  • Learn how to use PrestaShop back office panel to make simple changes to your theme as well as tweaking the right lines of code to customize the look of your store
  • A beginner's guide packed with step-by-step exercises to simplify your task of developing a new theme for PrestaShop stores
Page Count 312
Course Length 9 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781849511728
Date Of Publication 25 Jul 2010
Getting to know the basics of PrestaShop theme
Time for action—Getting to know the PrestaShop CSS files
A brief background to Cascading Style Sheets
Time for action—Modifying the maintenance mode
Modifying colors in your theme
Time for action—Deciding on a color scheme
Time for action—Changing the main page background color
Changing the blocks background colors
Time for action—Changing the default blocks' background color
Time for action—Changing the exclusive blocks' background color
Time for action—Changing the background color of the CATEGORIES block header
Changing the color in the FEATURED PRODUCTS block
Time for action—Changing the color of the background for the FEATURED PRODUCTS block
Time for action—Changing the color of the tab for the FEATURED PRODUCTS block
Time for action—Changing the background color of the footer
Time for action—Changing the header user block background color
Modifying text
Time for action—Changing the color of the text in the block header of the default blocks
Time for action—Changing the color of the text of the header on the MANUFACTURERS block
Time for action—Changing the color of the text in the exclusive blocks (CART, SPECIALS)
Time for action—Changing the color of the text in the top user information block
Time for action—Changing the color of the text of the footer
Time for action—Changing the color of the text in the center column
Time for action— Changing the color of the text in the FEATURED PRODUCTS block
Time for action—Changing the color of the text in the CART block
Time for action—Changing the size of the text in the default block
Time for action—Changing the size of the text and font style on the center column blocks
Time for action—Changing the size of the text and font style on the footer blocks
Changing the color of the border
Time for action—Changing the color of the border for the default block
Time for action—Changing the color of the border in the footer
Modifying the paragraph
Time for action—Modifying lines in the center column
Saving your changes
Summary

Authors

Hayati Hashim

Hayati Hashim's undergraduate study was at Queensland University, Australia and she earned her Master's Degree in Multimedia at Multimedia University, Malaysia. She is currently the Managing Director of Pixel Bytes, a web, multimedia, and e-learning company. She has been involved in most of the company’s web development projects. Hayati has also written and presented a paper on "Using online platform in internationalising Malay language" and has done exploratory research study on mobile learning in a local tertiary institution. She has also taught students on various aspects of multimedia, web design, development, and e-commerce projects. Her latest field of interest is related to mobile application. She works mostly on open source platform and has been involved in the web development  that includes Moodle, Joomla!, Zen Cart, and PrestaShop.