Magento Customization or Psd to Magento, how we do it?

Its been about an year since Dit India has started developing Magento Customization and PSD to Magento services. Our first project was one of our Offshore outsourcing partner from London, UK. We were able to convince them to use Magento instead of OSCommerce. Since the Magento was newly launched and was becoming popular, we were curious to try it out even if we have to end-up with spending more time after R & D. And that was our first magento project that we did custom theme and skinning. We also tried to use some basic custom magento modules.

You might be curious, how we actually work on magento theme customization or psd to magento project. Here is the detailed process. First we do visual design of each key pages of magento e-commerce store like Home page, product list page, product detail page, view cart page, checkout page, wish list page, login and forget password page etc. We do this by asking our client to fill-up a small Design brief questionnaire. This gives us better understand about client’s choices about visual design, color schemes, their competitors, deadline etc. We analyze the requirement and their competitor’s websites and always try to do better.

Once visual design of key pages are done, our xhtml/css developer start to convert those PSDs to slice into xhtml/css web standard compliant markup. We also accept PSDs from client that their designer have designed and we just convert to Magento theme and customize it. With xhtml/css pages, than our magento developer start injecting our css and xhtml code to each pages. We do this for each pages and keep on checking with all browsers like Ie6, Ie7, Ie8, FF, Opera, Safari. And we create CMS blocks in magento CMS so that content can be easily changed from back end. We also integrate custom modules like Featured product display on home page, related product on product detail page, ajax lite box for image enlargement and custom payment module like Paypal Pro.

We keep updating our development server and give client and ability to see updates on daily basis. Once client approves the project, we than deploy the whole e commerce shop to client’s web server.

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