SellerDeck Web Design – My Top Tips On How To Design & Build In SellerDeck

Sellerdeck Web DesignMy top tips on how to design & build in SellerDeck

  1. Don’t use the Dreamweaver Extension
    In my humble opinion the HTML editor within the SellerDeck program is so fantastic it negates any need to use an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver. Another great plus is that in SellerDeck you can put your code snippets into layouts which gives you an overall template that is incredibly easy to read, update and maintain.
  2. Separate your code into layouts
    When building my overall layout within SellerDeck, I always split the code up into different layouts, such as having separate layouts for left column, footer, navigation etc. This makes navigating your code within the SellerDeck program much easier to work with.
  3. Use the colour scheme feature within SellerDeck
    Within the SellerDeck program it is possible to set up a colour scheme for your site, when coding your website if you use the variables associated with the colour scheme (e.g. pallete1) in your stylesheet, it makes it much easier for you or your client to change the colour scheme (if required) e.g. changing link colours.
  4. Remember to design/style the new V11 Account pages
    A new feature in V11 is the account login/customer accounts, these pages as standard do not look the best. I would recommend styling these pages to fit your own website design. They can be found within the design tab > select page type.
  5. Checkout – Hide Cart by default
    In SellerDeck V11 by default in the checkout the shopping cart is always visible, if your customer has a lot of items in their cart it could push the checkout so far below the fold they may not see it. I always recommend hiding the shopping cart by default within the checkout, there is an easy to follow fix to hide the cart on the SellerDeck forum http://community.actinic.com/showthread.php?t=46888
  6. Block-Ifs & Blocks Conditions
    I absolutely love SellerDeck block condition functionality, it makes it so easy to add conditions for example, what is shown on a specific page and even give the end client the ability to switch features on and off. The blockif condition and the block condition are quite different though, the block if condition normally has a condition inside it such as show on homepage, whereas the block condition can be used for inserting PHP blocks and creating lists.

 

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