Archive for April, 2010


An important question for web designers and online merchants is which eCommerce platform allows building the most attractive and the most profitable online stores.

We suggest you to browse different online stores as if you are an ordinary customer. Each online store of 30 is powered by a certain eCommerce platform (Magento, osCommerce or Zen Cart). So, we’d like your opinion on these online stores. How do you think which of them provide the best shopping experience. Are these stores built with Magento, osCommerce or Zen Cart? When checking out the online stores, please pay attention to design, navigation and usability.

Online stores powered by Magento

“Magento is a feature-rich eCommerce platform built on open-source technology that provides online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their eCommerce store. Magento’s intuitive administration interface features powerful marketing, search engine optimization and catalog-management tools to give merchants the power to create sites that are tailored to their unique business needs. Designed to be completely scalable and backed by Varien’s support network, Magento offers companies the ultimate eCommerce solution”.



By mixing the latest Flash multimedia technology with retro styling, you can have the best of both worlds. If you have doubts, please browse 40 Flash sites from TemplateMonster listed below. Each site is built with Flash and at the same time incorporates retro graphics, textures and fonts. Whether the webmasters have used Flash Templates or custom designs, they did a great job.

One could say it’s a bad idea to mix Flash animations with old-fashioned designs, but the following Flash sites prove that it is not. Moreover, the Flash sites that come with retro styling look trendy and beautiful. These designs connect the past and the future and ensure an exiting browsing experience.



Although Flash is often associated with Flash games and animated online portfolios, it can be used to create a wide range of sites, including online stores. To prove this we’ve found 25 online stores that are enhanced with Flash. We encourage you to see how Flash adds to eCommerce sites.

When browsing, please pay attention to site animations, headers, featured product sliders and animated banners, because this is where Flash steps in. Not only Flash makes sites more dynamic and interactive but makes them look unique and captivating.

Below you’ll find different online stores: jewelry stores, clothing stores, gift stores, shoe stores, lingerie stores, food & drink stores, etc. If you think that our article should include more online stores built with Flash, please comment this post with your links.




We bet you’ve missed some freebies. We feel it and that’s why we are pleased to introduce a new Web Template to you. This template is perfect for any Real Estate Company or a Real Estate agent and of course it’s free to download and use.

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1Apr, the world’s largest provider of web templates, Flash templates, WordPress themes, Joomla Templates, Magento themes and other designs is now offering a new search option – from now on you can search web templates by color. The color search option could be extremely helpful if you know what color you’d like your future website to be.

To search web templates by color you should visit and choose the color you prefer. Then click the search button and you are done! Whether you prefer red or blue web templates you can easily find the design to your liking.


No doubt, the other search options (search by product, search by category and search by style, search by author, search by price, etc) are also available, but searching by color seems to be one of the fastest ways to get what you really need.


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