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Why PSD to Magento Theme Conversion Is Necessary for your Online Business?

Published on 04 May 16
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Magento is the most popular and widely used e-commerce platform with more than 2.5 lakh users across the globe. This open source software which runs on PHP supports visual and User Interface. Furthermore, countless merchants are getting their websites developed on Magento platform daily adding more number to the list. So, it has become the rule to stay distinct from other websites in uniqueness and functionality, so as to allure more customers and increase converts. One of the agile and authentic methods to stay unique in the global commercial Centre is to have a unique theme by availing PSD to Magento theme conversion services.
The process is a long one and complicated which demands mastery over the Magento platform. The tools involved in the process include a Photoshop Editor, which convert the PSD files into Magento; HTML and CSS editor which makes a neat & clean hand-code into responsive outlook; and illustrator and Corel Draw tool which make the images fully-functional.

As Magento is built on the same installation from base to hosting multiple stores, the theme development is complicated. The creation of themes from PSD templates follows the same process as of any other CMS. The major difference is the modification of the basic default theme to fit with the theme requirements, appropriate CSS and images.

The requirements in the process comprise the following elements.

  • Sliced PSD template: The original Photoshop file is sliced up and used in the Magento theme. One must have separate templates for each page on the website (for instance, homepage, about us page, contact page, and, etc.).
  • Images: Both the placeholder images for on-page elements, a logo and favicon are essential.
  • Fonts: The appropriate font files (in *.TTF) for custom fonts, and Typekit or Google Fonts as an alternative must be handy.
  • Development environment: Set up a Magento development environment on the local host by using MAMP (Mac OS X, Apache web server, MySQL database management system, PHP development language), and WAMP (Windows) or LAMP (Linux).
  • Integration, analysis, and testing: The final process is the integration of the template into the Magento and data test.

The Magento developers delivering the Magento theme development services must be proficient in PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well to bring out the best possible outcome. Thus, the newly developed template adheres to the following standards.

  • The HTML and CSS code adhere to the standards set by W3C, which could be verified with the W3C validator.
  • SEO friendly with appropriate HTML tags.
  • Cross browser compatibility, rendering equally well in all popular browsers. For instance Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.
  • The theme adheres to high standards of usability.

By contracting the best Magento development company for the process, the business person may expect business growth and high Return on Investment (ROI).












Magento is the most popular and widely used e-commerce platform with more than 2.5 lakh users across the globe. This open source software which runs on PHP supports visual and User Interface. Furthermore, countless merchants are getting their websites developed on Magento platform daily adding more number to the list. So, it has become the rule to stay distinct from other websites in uniqueness and functionality, so as to allure more customers and increase converts. One of the agile and authentic methods to stay unique in the global commercial Centre is to have a unique theme by availing PSD to Magento theme conversion services.
The process is a long one and complicated which demands mastery over the Magento platform. The tools involved in the process include a Photoshop Editor, which convert the PSD files into Magento; HTML and CSS editor which makes a neat & clean hand-code into responsive outlook; and illustrator and Corel Draw tool which make the images fully-functional.

As Magento is built on the same installation from base to hosting multiple stores, the theme development is complicated. The creation of themes from PSD templates follows the same process as of any other CMS. The major difference is the modification of the basic default theme to fit with the theme requirements, appropriate CSS and images.

The requirements in the process comprise the following elements.

  • Sliced PSD template: The original Photoshop file is sliced up and used in the Magento theme. One must have separate templates for each page on the website (for instance, homepage, about us page, contact page, and, etc.).
  • Images: Both the placeholder images for on-page elements, a logo and favicon are essential.
  • Fonts: The appropriate font files (in *.TTF) for custom fonts, and Typekit or Google Fonts as an alternative must be handy.
  • Development environment: Set up a Magento development environment on the local host by using MAMP (Mac OS X, Apache web server, MySQL database management system, PHP development language), and WAMP (Windows) or LAMP (Linux).
  • Integration, analysis, and testing: The final process is the integration of the template into the Magento and data test.

The Magento developers delivering the Magento theme development services must be proficient in PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well to bring out the best possible outcome. Thus, the newly developed template adheres to the following standards.

  • The HTML and CSS code adhere to the standards set by W3C, which could be verified with the W3C validator.
  • SEO friendly with appropriate HTML tags.
  • Cross browser compatibility, rendering equally well in all popular browsers. For instance Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.
  • The theme adheres to high standards of usability.

By contracting the best Magento development company for the process, the business person may expect business growth and high Return on Investment (ROI).

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