I found a site that might be of interest to website designers. The osCommerce cafe where individuals or website designers can sign up for memberships of three months, six months or one year.
What’s this all about and why would you want a membership?
Well, if you visit the osCommerce website you’ll discover that for the low cost of a membership you’ll be able to download as many osCommerce templates as you like. You can use these templates to design your own website, or with some modification to the design website designers can offer these templates to their clients when designing sites for their customers.The osCommerce site was created in March 2006 by the author of “The Programmers’ Guide to osCommerce” – Myles O’Reilly.
The templates offered are kept as up to date as possible, and there is a fairly large selection from which to choose. The various template designs are laid out within easy to use category descriptions. If you are looking for a template to use on an Art or photography site simply select that category and you’ll discover several templates that might be suitable for that type of site. Other categories include Food and Drink, Games, Jewelry, Seasonal, software, and computers, as well as many more categories of design.
The osCommerce Cafe also offers a generous affiliate program that is free to all. By simply placing a referral link to The osCommerce cafe on your site you could earn 25% commission if someone signs up for a membership.
You’ll also find a tutorial section on the osCommerce Cafe website where you can delve into the knowledge base, or view several articles such as how to customize the templates or import to a database. Their FAQ section is also quite extensive covering 20 frequently asked questions with descriptive answers.
A three month membership with osCommerce costs $89, and as I stated above during your period of membership you can download an unlimited number of templates. Compare this to the cost of purchasing a single design from other companies at a price of perhaps $150 and you’ll realize that this company is offering you quite a bargain.