What is this all about?
Hi, my name is Daniel Park and I work at LemonStand as a Ui designer and front-end developer intern. Recently, I was challenged to create some brand new themes for the LemonStand platform. LemonStand is a cloud based eCommerce platform for online retailers that are serious about growing their business, and offers web designers a ton of flexibility in design and code.
I learned a lot through the process of creating these new LemonStand themes. It involved several different stages: research, pencil sketches, digital mockups, design, and finally development.
The design stages takes up more time than development, which surprised me. I found that getting your ideas onto paper is a powerful method for any designer. It helps you get your ideas out in a way that is still malleable. Pencil sketches and mockups were a flexible guide, and didn’t dictate the final design down to the pixel.
Below I have offered up comparisons between the digital mockup and the final coded LemonStand theme. Maybe you’ll find this helpful in your work.
I have also included the template files that were built with Bohemian Coding's powerful design tool Sketch 3, which I highly recommend to any web designer. Feel free to use these templates in your own eCommerce design projects.