After pouring over the Designer’s Guide to Magento , watching the screencasts and compiling what should be a helpful Magento cheatsheet as I venture into Magento for the first time, I have a couple of questions before I begin.
The company I work for is building an eCommerce site for a motorcycle company. For reference, I’ve been given the following website and told to emulate the structure (not design) as closely as possible: View Site.
For those of you well acquainted with Magento’s templating system, what is your opinion of customizing Magento to reflect a layout similar or identical to the one I linked to above? Incidentally, does anyone know what that website is using as its eCommerce solution? It wouldn’t surprise me if it were Magento.
When I started reading the designers guide and learning about customizing the appearance of Magento, I was surprised at how convoluted the templating system feels. Is this just the misconception of a novice or a commonly shared opinion? Case in point, Exercise #2 at the end of the Designer’s Guide to Magento steps the user through consolidating the two sets of navigational links into one set which involves a staggering 7 individual steps. It seems, at least to me, that a modification as seemingly straight-forward as changing the position of a couple of links wouldn’t involve such a lengthy process. Maybe I’m crazy? You can say it if I am.
For now, that’s all I’ve got. You’ll undoubtedly be hearing more for me as I become further entangled in the process of customizing Magento (I kid)