Website Services

New Tweak Service

Posted by admin on February 18, 2013

Tweak your Ecwid shop to look the way you want it.

I'm excited to announce the new Tweak beta service for e-shop designer.

Use the Tweak feature to interactively change many aspects of your shop appearance. Start from one of the default styles, or an e-shop designer theme you have saved, then tweak it till it looks how you want.

Key Features

  • Interactively change your shop appearance.
  • Work on your own shop (or the Ecwid demo shop) independently of your live shop.
  • Change or translate text strings.
  • Includes CDN hosting for your images (on Rackspace Akamai Content Delivery Network) - no more hassle copying images to your server.
  • Easily copy one of your saved e-shop designer themes to your "tweak" account, optionally tweak it, then use it with your CDN hosted images for as long as your account is active.
  • Upload your own button images.
  • Easily use custom fonts
  • Facebook mode - shows how your shop will look in Facebook.
  • Upload site frame images for a realistic mock-up of your shop page (here's an example)
  • Manage many "tweaks" for different ideas, shops and clients.
  • Tweak is in free "beta" right now, and will eventually be charged for at an affordable rate.

Try Tweak now.

Take a look at the Quick Start guide and Using the Interface.

Languages and New Theme

Posted by admin on November 16, 2012

New "darklight" theme

This new theme is like the "dark" theme, but uses minicart and button images from the default theme. The main difference is that the "minicart" icon has a white background which may be more suitable for some site designs.

Button images in your language

Until now, e-shop designer could only create button images in English. Now it supports all of the 43 Ecwid store-front languages. Just select the default language you want from the new "options" dialog.





The new "darklight" theme.





Setting your default lanuage.




Example of the default French buttons.


Try e-shop designer


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Easier testing of your e-shop designer themes

Posted by admin on October 21, 2012

Now you can quickly test your saved designs. Just cut and paste the CSS from the e-shop designer page into your Ecwid Control Panel.

Also, I've created two new help videos at

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New Themes for e-shop designer

Posted by admin on October 12, 2012

I've now added support for different themes and made two more available:

  • Dark - based on the default Ecwid "red" theme.
  • Bootstrap - based on the default Ecwid theme but with Twitter Bootstrap style buttons.
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Now on a faster server

Posted by admin on September 25, 2012

The site is now on a new server!

This should speed things up a lot, especially for users of my e-shop designer service. Generating a full set of images and css now typically takes less than 10 seconds. On the old server it could take 10 times longer.

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e-shop designer is the new name for Ecwid Designer

Posted by admin on June 10, 2012

I've renamed my Ecwid Designer service to "e-shop designer" to avoid confusion with any official Ecwid service.

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Try Ecwid Designer without restrictions

Posted by Ian on June 04, 2012

Now you can unlock the colour restrictions without paying.

  • Try the full service before you buy.
  • All features available except you cannot save a design for downloading.
  • Just click the "try unlocked" button. 

New Ecwid Designer service

Posted by admin on May 22, 2012

Free Ecwid themes in all the colours of the rainbow!

I've just launched my new Ecwid Designer service for users of the fantastic Ecwid e-commerce solution.

Use Ecwid designer to easily colour the default Ecwid theme to match your website design.

Get the CSS and images you need.

Free to use for 12 x 12 colour combinations.

Option to pay to unlock millions of colour combinations and get the exact style you need

Import Ecwid Shipping Rates

Posted by admin on November 25, 2011

Ecwid (the e-commerce service) doesn't support import/export of shipping rates. Find out how you can easily do this from a spreadsheet using the Selenium Firefox extension.

I provide an example spreadsheet with three UK Royal Mail tables.

Tell me more ...

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Posted by Ian on August 07, 2011

MathJax looks like the way to go if you want to be able to publish mathematics easily and allow your users to do the same.

I'd recommend anyone currently using my MathPublisher plugin for Joomla to consider migrating to MathJax, especially if the limitations of mathPublisher are a concern.

I've put up a quick guide to get you started.

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