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recommend a new theme for my site

Discussion in 'Magento Support' started by Sparetoolparts, May 19, 2016.

  1. Sparetoolparts

    Sparetoolparts UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for a new theme for my site can anyone suggest any?

    my current site is: www.sparetoolparts.co.uk

    The layout isn't the standard E-Commerce layout as there are two type of products pages for my site

    Type 1 is for the complete powertool and all its parts:

    http://www.sparetoolparts.co.uk/makita/makita-1050d-spare-parts-list.html
    (standard product page has been heavily modified to suit making using use of the upsell function to list all the parts for the machine)

    Type 2 is the standard product page
    http://www.sparetoolparts.co.uk/makita-1050d-knob-35-1050-1051d-271312-0-spare-part.html

    So my theme would need to be edited to suit my requirments, no theme out of the box meets my needs and my industry isn't even listed

    Before you ask I can't afford a custom/ B-spoke design any idea suggestions?
     
    Posted: May 19, 2016 By: Sparetoolparts Member since: Oct 26, 2015
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  2. owas

    owas UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I would suggest you use a nice responsive theme and then for the cusotmer to find the product nice and easy create attribute sets by search as one method and then a grouped product. If the theme is in the direction your likening drop me a pm to chat more and budget. Owain

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    Posted: May 24, 2016 By: owas Member since: Jan 3, 2010
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  3. edmondscommerce

    edmondscommerce Magento + PHP Expert Full Member - Verified Business

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    Personally I'd always default to using the built in RWD theme with some tasteful modifications

    Most off the shelf themes are gaudy and over the top, and then under the hood they are badly put together and have stability and performance issues.

    Clean, lean and mean is what I'd go for
     
    Posted: Jun 15, 2016 By: edmondscommerce Member since: Nov 11, 2008
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  4. Sparetoolparts

    Sparetoolparts UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I have the RWD theme with some heavy modification to the product pages, I want something more slick, hence why I'm looking check out:

    current site:

    www.sparetoolparts.co.uk

    I'm looking at:

    http://www.templatemonster.com/demo/58442.html

    I'm keen to get more graphical/advertisment banners on my site, and I like the mega menus with adverts on the bottom of them
     
    Posted: Jun 15, 2016 By: Sparetoolparts Member since: Oct 26, 2015
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  5. Crystal Web Designs

    Crystal Web Designs UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi Sparetoolparts,

    We agree with edmondscommerce that a lot of these themes look nice but very buggy and hard to use underneath. But as they are so cheap, you could try one out and see how it goes. When you do this just find one that closely matches as much as possible to what you need and therefore you won't need to look into modifying anything.

    So visually you maybe able to work out the best theme yourself (we generally get clients to pick their themes a lot of the time).
     
    Posted: Aug 23, 2016 By: Crystal Web Designs Member since: Aug 23, 2016
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  6. goivvy

    goivvy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    take a look at porto theme

    used by many magento sites, comes with great reviews
     
    Posted: Dec 6, 2016 By: goivvy Member since: Nov 29, 2016
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  7. Sparetoolparts

    Sparetoolparts UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Got my new theme almost ready to rock and roll, just to run through it a few times to make sure it is as good if not better than my current site. It will be mobile friendly for a start and it has more detailed/structured navigation so this should help too.

    Current site:
    www.sparetoolparts.co.uk

    New Theme:
    http://spare2.dx3webs.com/
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: Sparetoolparts Member since: Oct 26, 2015
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  8. goivvy

    goivvy UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    looks good

    one note - try to add F-30A-958860-1 to the cart then go to hitachi or any other category and check recently added items block on the left - some ?? characters there

    see screenshot prntDOTsc/dgezug (replace DOT with . sorry can't post links)
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: goivvy Member since: Nov 29, 2016
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  9. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Reviews are only for full members but I'm sure nobody here will complain if I say the new theme is not that much better than the old. It is responsive but it's pants. It doesn't look good at all - Hope you aren't paying someone for this.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  10. Sparetoolparts

    Sparetoolparts UKBF Regular Full Member

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    @fisicx I bought the theme from template monster and edited the product pages to suit my needs, so apart from Template no one has been paid.
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: Sparetoolparts Member since: Oct 26, 2015
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  11. Sparetoolparts

    Sparetoolparts UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Just signed up for full membership so I'll request a review and hope @fisicx doesnt tear me a new one!
     
    Posted: Dec 7, 2016 By: Sparetoolparts Member since: Oct 26, 2015
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