In this article, I will explain how can you convert your PSD into WooCommerce Template. And not only the PSD, if you have any kind of idea or Workflow, but we will also be there to help you out.
Here I will start with a little introduction to WooCommerce although it is a very popular e-commerce platform.
WooCommerce is the most customizable e-commerce platform for building your online business. WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is appropriate for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress.
Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product. WooCommerce powers over 28% of all online stores (visit showcase).
When we initiate the process to convert a PSD into WooCommerce template or theme there are various considerable points in this. some of them are as follows :
Mobility (Responsive Design)
Responsive Web Design is the approach that a design should be flexible enough to adapt to the screen size and platform of the visiting user.
Nowadays mobile is a part of our life and people use mobile devices more than traditional computers for web browsing.
Hence the theme must be responsive enough. Menu Architecture like Mega Menu will be accessible in mobile view as well. The call of action button can be fluently used by the user.
An eCommerce website which sells its products globally must have the offline-first approach. It can be improved by implementing AMP and PWA on the website. There are various tools available to test the speed like WebPagetest.
A/B Testing of Design
In web analytics, A/B testing (bucket tests or split-run testing) is a randomized experiment with two variants, A and B. It includes the application of statistical hypothesis testing or “two-sample hypothesis testing” as used in the field of statistics.
A/B testing is a way to compare two versions of a single variable, typically by testing a subject’s response to variant A against variant B, and determining which of the two variants is more effective.
E-commerce is changing day by day. So you have to prepare for that. Your design/template must be customizable enough so that in future we can easily add new components to fulfil the needs.
An easy-to-extend design gives freedom to customize the template as per upcoming requirements.
SEO has a huge impact on the e-commerce website. So your template must be optimized for the latest techniques to improve the SEO of the website.
It must include the Rich Snippets, Open Graph Protocol, Twitter Cards etc. A good SEO will improve the CTR of the website.
Security is a major concern for your website. So we have to ensure that the template/theme is secure enough so that it cannot be easily hacked.
Validation should always be done both on the browser and server-side as well. We have to take care of a few preventions on the website like XSS Prevention, SQL Prevention, CSRF Prevention etc.
We have to follow the GDPR Compliance in our template. Its various compliances like the collection of user data, storing of user data, and security of user data must be followed.
Nowadays e-commerce is not bound by the boundaries of a country. People are purchasing products from other countries as well. Multilingual support in your template will be helpful in the selling of your products.
Ultimately what a multilingual website brings you are new customers. By having your site accessible to potentially thousands of people you are showcasing your products across the globe.
W3C Validation and unwanted JS errors
If a standard schema is not used in the template then it brings JS errors. Validating Web documents is an important step which can dramatically help to improve and to ensure their quality, and it can save a lot of time and money.
Markup validation is an important step toward ensuring the technical quality of web pages. However, it is not a complete measure of web standards conformance. Though W3C validation is important for browser compatibility and site usability.
CDN and HTTP/2 Support
CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centres. The goal is to distribute service spatially relative to end-users to provide high availability and high performance.
With the help of CDN, we can serve the static content to the user in an effective manner.
HTTP/2 (originally named HTTP/2.0) is a major revision of the HTTP network protocol used by the World Wide Web.
It was derived from the earlier experimental SPDY protocol, originally developed by Google. HTTP/2 was developed by the Hypertext Transfer Protocol working group httpbis (where bis mean “second”) of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Reduce HTTP Request
These HTTP requests impact page load speeds and, ultimately, affect user experience, bounce rate, and SEO. The fewer HTTP requests your site sends to the server, the faster your site will load.
As you grow the traffic on your website will increase day by day. To handle huge traffic the hosting must be reliable. It will boost the website’s performance and make the website secure.
Under this, we will integrate different tools on your AWS server to make the website lightning fast.
We provide server setup and speed optimization services under the name Cloudkul. We provide speed and security tool setup on your AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud servers.
Although having a responsive website can fulfil the requirements. But nowadays Mobile apps are integral parts of many businesses, irrespective of their size and industry.
While most small businesses have their own websites, a mobile app can be the trigger for more sales and better customer service.
WooCommerce Mobile App builder will convert your WooCommerce Store into a native mobile application. Now it is not necessary to have desktops/laptops to shop at your store. Customers/buyers can easily visit your store by using the mobile application on the go.
The process to Convert PSD into WooCommerce
It is very simple to convert a PSD to WooCommerce, you just need to follow the below steps and your custom WooCommerce website will be ready with the desired view :
- You can generate a ticket along with your request for PSD to WooCommerce conversion and other information required or can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
- Our support team promptly respond to the ticket and communicate with you to gather complete requirements.
- Our development team reviews the PSDs.
- After that our support team provides a free proposal on the ticket.
- We will get approval on the quote.
- We will start the development after the payment.
- Slicing the PSDs into pieces.
- PSD to HTML and CSS.
- Responsive WooCommerce Integration.
- Testing, Deployment.