ecommr, e-commerce design & interface element gallery
March 26, 2011 11:13 PM   Subscribe

ecommr, e-commerce design & interface element gallery
I am a developer in the e-commerce world and I often found myself looking for design patterns of common interface elements on e-commerce stores. I had screenshots of add to cart buttons, color/size pickers, and checkout forms but I had no where to share them. I built this gallery site to share individual elements that I think are inspirational or worthy of reference and I hope it can be a useful resource to other designers, developers, and information architects.

E-commerce design has quirks, just like any industry does, but I don't think that there are enough resources to discuss what works and what doesn't. There are other sites that post screenshots of e-commerce stores that are "cool designs!!!" but not enough discussion of what makes the design work. Each entry is a screenshot that I've taken and I try to add my thoughts/comments on as many as I can to spark conversation.

The site originally went up in 2008, but I've just launched a new version with an entirely new design, new layout, and better organization to the elements that I've collected.
Role: developer
posted by tommccabe (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This is awesome! Thank you for putting it together.
I've tried capturing this sort of stuff a few different times in a few different ways.

One thing that is hard to capture, but becoming more and more key in ecommerce is the actual interaction; I.e. Adding to cart using Ajax to open the rich cart. I'm not sure how you could show that on a static site though... Animated gifs? ;)
posted by slactoid at 10:03 AM on March 27, 2011

Thanks for the comments.

You do bring up a good point about interaction design- it is hard to capture how the animation or interaction may work. I've had a few ideas on how to do this, but nothing I'm able to roll out yet. I will keep it in mind for the future as I would love to capture rich cart open/close animations, especially.
posted by tommccabe at 11:04 AM on March 28, 2011

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