Designing & Populating Your Online Store



Your Design Options

There are a few options available when it comes to designing your Neto e-commerce website. These options are listed below:

  1. Design It Yourself or Hire a Designer

    You and your designer have full access to all your front-end website template files through your administration control panel or via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). If you have html skills, you can edit these templates to meet your design requirements. There are no limitations when it comes to editing your Neto website template files, and we provide a designer’s guide packed full of code snippets and examples.

    When hiring a web designer, be sure to ask to see their portfolio of e-commerce websites. An e-commerce website is very different to a catalogue or information website. Good e-commerce website designers typically charge between 120 per hour.

  2. Utilise Neto’s Custom Design Service

    Neto’s team of talented in-house web and graphic designers offer a complete design service, from concept to delivery. Let us design an awe inspiring and functional e-commerce website for your business. You tell us what you want and we deliver. Custom design packages start from under $2,000 and can be delivered in just a few days.

  3. Integrate an Existing Design or Template

    If you have created, found or purchased the perfect design but do not know how to integrate it with the Neto e-commerce Suite, this option is ideal for you. For a fee, Neto’s design team can cut, code and integrate practically any design into the Neto e-commerce Suite. This option is also ideal for those who already have a website and want to keep their existing look and feel.

To ensure that we can quickly and efficiently integrate your design with our system we like to offer the following guidelines and tips:

  • Design within the parameters of a grid system. At Neto we use the framework Bootstrap which includes a grid system. You can download grid templates for Photoshop, Fireworks and more from the 960 Grid System Website (download button is located top left).
  • Provide your design files in a layered PSD (Photoshop) file format ready for cutting and coding. Also try to keep your layers organised - the easier it is for us to cut up the quicker we can jump in to coding!
  • It’s a good idea to provide a simple document or wireframe outlining content types and special behaviours throughout your design. For instance; do you need those up-sell products in the sidebar to be manually controlled, or would you rather have that content automatically generated? Does that image have a special hover effect? Do you need to control the text in that banner via our CMS or is it okay to be a flat image?
  • We’re open to using different JavaScript or jQuery plugins or snippets, if you’re designing a site that will require a specific plugin simply send us a link to where we can can download it or the files themselves.
  • Make sure the fonts in your design are standard web safe fonts. Alternatively, for more variety, we can also work with free services such as Google Web Fonts or FontSquirrel, or paid services such as Fonts.com.
  • Remember an e-commerce website design often needs to be flexible and adapt along with the dynamic content that it holds. It also needs to be quick and responsive. Elaborate background images and details are fine but keep in mind shoppers often value speed.

  • Last Modified: 18/11/2016 Neto Version: 6.3