PinaCart-based shop and SAAS-solutions
The skin deals with the combination of two tasks. As SAAS it solves the problem of a complicated admin-panel typical for similar projects. At the same time this is a simple and universal minimalistic skin for PinaCart. It can easily be used for different stores (from clothes and candy shops to electronics store).
The main color scheme is rather dark but it is universal and can be easily changed.
Development of SAAS-solution
When you create a product it is necessary to study market, to watch competitors’ works and to find bottlenecks of their products.
This procedure allowed to find a problem of the admin part. Although SAAS shop display is simple and easy-to use the admin part is sometimes rather complicated and does’t allow to make such common steps as to add an extra field for a product.
So the decision was taken to make the simplest admin panel but to transfer most of its operations to the functional part of the display window so as the site-owner could manage the functions without entering the administration part.
The design of the solutions is supposed to be universal to meet the demands of sites with different styles. So we take the colors from the css of the parent site and use them in SAAS units.
The user can adjust the color inheritance or rely on automated inheritance tools.
This feature is to be further developed in order to inherit not only colors but text styles, fonts etc. It was also planned not only to turn SAAS into Pina CMS theme but to make it work inversely and use available skins of Pina CMS as possible SAAS design.
Go back to the units. To make the admin panel easier it is not any longer necessary to add fields by hand. All different units have their corresponding fieldsets provided. The user can now create his customized units and edit standard units through the admin panel.
The SAAS-solution brought out Pina CMS skin. The main units and their positioning were decided on while designing the Game Store and the Lingerie Store, so the information structure was changed just slightly. It was mostly design that was elaborated.
The Home page design is based on SAAS-solution design but with some add-ons. The product view was changed with circle as a main shape. Categories and News units were added.
Adaptive version of the Home page
The displays were detailed at resolution from 1900 up to 320.
When the screen is small the Promotion section is moved lower under banners and the number of products is adjusted to the screen width.
The catalog got elaborated side filter and the detailed central filter as the CMS got more opportunities if compared with former skins.
Adaptive version of the Catalog
The product page has got elaborated photos of products. They are now placed below the description and made full-screen. They can be run as a continuous strip (if there is a lack of pictures they can be inserted to the end of the line) or with a certain gap space.
Adaptive version of the Product page
The Stylesheet includes not only the elements for a store but also some details that can be later needed for the SAAS-solution.
404 page is a usual finishing part of design.