Speaking at Magento North East on theming

We’re speaking at the next Magento North East event on the topic of Magento theming – great for web designers and developers looking to understand Magento!

Magento North East event in Newcastle upon Tyne

by Erika Sykes.

Our founder, Richard Carter, is speaking at the second Magento North East user group here in Newcastle upon Tyne. His introduction to Magento theming talk will be held at Campus North in Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday, 7th December 2015.

We’re lending our Magento expertise to a group of Magento enthusiasts including store owners, web designers and web developers on the topic of Magento theming. As a leading Magento agency in the North East, we’ve been building websites with Magento and Magento Enterprise for many years, and have a deep understanding of how to customise Magento to accommodate bespoke website designs.

Theming talk by the Magento experts

Responsive Magento themes book by Richard Carter

We’ve been working with Magento since its release in 2007, and Richard has written 4 books to date on Magento theming, including Magento Responsive Theme Design. This later publication captured the need for ecommerce websites to become mobile-friendly and ensure visitors on all modern devices can access and use your online store with ease.

The talk encompassed a high level introduction to Magento theming from content used in our Magento training courses we have run for other web designers and web design agencies, as well as:

  • An introduction to Magento concepts such as stores and store views, particularly in their capacity to produce multisite and multilingual ecommerce websites, and how this can effect theming
  • The many different ways a Magento theme can be applied, including globally, and at individual product, category and page level
  • Examples of Magento Community and Magento Enterprise themes “in the wild”, showcasing how flexible the Magento theming system can be
  • Magento theming terminology for web designers: an introduction to layout, skins, templates and locales used in Magento themes

The next session at Magento North East will be held in early January 2016 and will be on the topic of an introduction to Magento 2.

Please contact us if you would like to request the slides from the talk, or have any queries about our talk at the event.