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CodBits says


ahem, I emailed but will also post this here. For those of us who are Zen Cart developers/designer, we would like to enter the contest. However, there is no way to upload file to the zen cart section because it hasn’t been created yet. HINT< HINT !
Try again now, it should be fixed.

Yeah, fixed.

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emmamoore says

Love it or hate it I have loads of clients using Zen Cart and I will be the first customer if templates become available. Great!

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SupremeThemes says

I’m wondering: Do Zencart templates still use tables? Or have you e-commerce expert coders make it somehow work with modern code?

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CRTVMax says

Zen Cart seems to have a very simple structure. Same to OsCommerce :/

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ShaneFreer Envato team says

I’m wondering: Do Zencart templates still use tables? Or have you e-commerce expert coders make it somehow work with modern code?

Had a look at some of the showcase sites listed on Zencart it does seem to show a mixture of tables and divs. http://www.zen-cart.com/showcase.php

Seems to be the main wrapper and columns that use tables, then divs nested inside. It might be possible to replace these wrappers with divs but I have not tested this.

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nightblade says

You can replace the tables, they are all defined in the template files. I personally think that the zen-cart template system is a bit of a mess, I prefer the drupal way. :grin:

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kdenn says

Since there are such a large number of searches for Zen Cart templates, it only makes sense to try and fill the need. Obviously some people are comfortable with an Old School, outdated, dinosaur.

“You can’t dictate innovation…” Quote from the movie Real Genius

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smartdatasoft says

I think yo try but after some research on documentation and code i finally decide not to give a try. :)

Best of luck who take the challenge to do.

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ZennTheme says

I just want to know the standard is required before give more effort to customize this out-of-date code. How high is the standard compare to Template Monter’s Zen Cart ?

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dasinfomedia says

I would agree on certain issues with zencart like HTML tables, installation process and rigid structure in general. Giving color option is also not straight task.

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