Magento is a powerhouse in the world of ecommerce with thousands of businesses now using the eCommerce platform to run their online shops. It was launched in March 2008 and has grown significantly since then. It now has the financial clout of ebay behind it as they bought the company in 2011 as they love to acquire market leaders and anything that may infringe on their revenue streams. They are now in direct competition with Shopify and you may want to check out our list of best shopify themes here.
Those wanting to use Mageneto can choose the open source solution (Community Edition) which will allow them greater flexibility to to customize the their front and backend sites. Business wanting are more ‘off the shelf’ solution can opt for Magento Go, the hosted option for small businesses, or the Enterprise edition for larger more established businesses.
There are hundreds of extensions that can be purchased to improve any edition and an army of front end developers have also created hundreds of premium mageneto themes. These themes provide a quick and easy way to get your online store looking very professional without employing a web designer. We have listed the best dynmaic responsive magento themes below (dynamic in that they respond to different screen sizes meaning you don’t have to spend money developing iOS or Android apps from day one. The themes are normally have niche specific graphics and features (i.e. fashion, technology, health) but many can be used for various different business types so try and see through the default images to the functionality and layout.
Venedor Magento Theme
Venedor is a very flexible Magento theme that can not be put in any ecommerce niche – it can be adapted to fashion, health, tech, beauty and a range of other online shops. It has an admin panel that is packed with loads of features enabling you to have lots of control of the front end content, layout and design. The designers have added in many options to allow a non technical person to edit what visitors will see which will allow you to avoid hefty web development fees. We recommend checking out the demo version on multiple devices to see how the the range of layout options available look on each device.
Fashionist Magento Theme
This is a responsive that is obviously tailored towards the fashion sector. It is developed by Extreme Magneto Themes who are certified Magento developers. This theme includes their own EM drag and drop page framework allowing you to create your own layouts easily. It also has a products wizard and plenty of flexibility to add products to them menu (via mega menu feature) or to the homepage (via featured slides).
JeanShop Responsive Magento Theme
This great fashion based mageneto responsive theme was designed and developed by the folks at Gala Themes and has 4 sub themes so choose from. It has loads of pre designed product grids you can select from and comes with a 7 day money back guarantee if you don’t like it.
eVoque Magento Theme
The eVogue theme, designed in HTML5 and CSS3 using the bootstrap framework, is a classy template for Magento. It is fully responsive and uses a fluid grid system to ensure the high proportion of shoppers using tablets and mobile devices have a great experience and can find the products they want quickly. This theme uses Isotope for product image listing and has an animated sliders for Bestsellers, New Items, and On Sale products. There are several custom html blocks that can be easily edited for content areas and the tabbed left column is one unique plus point of this theme. That design feature is far from the norm and will set your online store apart from the majority of ecommerce websites.
Simple Magento Theme
Simple is a minimalist Magento theme that is very user friendly. People new to the Magento ecommerce CMS will find this theme easy to configure and manage. The creator of this theme is also including two layered PNG files for customizing the look and design of Simple. There’s an option to display Latest and Featured Products simultaneously on the home page. The slide show can be set to auto play or not.
SM Total Magento Theme
SM Total is a Magento theme that has support for multiple shops. It is responsive and and the design can be used in either one, two, or three column layout. SM Total comes with advanced CSS3 animation effects, a Carousel Slider to showcase product images, and AJAX Cart Pro for quick buy option.
Gala VineYard - Responsive Magento Theme
Gala Vineyard is a classy restaurant or bar theme for Magento. It uses the 1200 grid system and is fully responsive for an accurate display across all devices. Its standout features are the free bundled Revolution Slider, Custom Product Labels, Drag-n-Drop Menu Builder, and a fully animated Slideshow with 3D effects and transitions.
Flatshop – Responsive & Retina Magento Theme
A Onepage checkout system makes Flatshop one of the most customer-friendly Magento theme. Customers of your online store will enjoy a hassle-free shopping experience. The flat design is contemporary and homepage is very flexible as new layouts can be easily made using a drag-n-drop approach.
Aries – Responsive Magento Theme
Aries is a multi-purpose Magento theme with the following AJAX-powered features: Layered Navigation, Price Slider, toolbar, Pagination, Add To Cart, Add To Wish List, and Add To Compare. It also comes with a free copy of Mega Menu and several types of Sliders.
Maxshop – Responsive Magento Theme
This retina ready and responsive Magento template built on the boostrap framwork has a homepage with featured slider allowing products and brands to be pre-selected for the main page. Adapting the layout is very easy with a columns manager and theme blocks. Its responsive layout means its mobile screen has a nicely laid out top menu with a mobile optimized shop design. They is a awesome font support and a video installation guide.
Le-Santana – Responsive & Retina Ready Magento theme
This dynamic ecommerce theme has tons of superb features and is very easy to adapt into the bespoke website you want though it fluid grids, 3 homepage layout options and banner manager. It has over static blocks and a banner management for easy editing. The design it self is clean and modern with a focus on user experience and intuitive navigation. It is ideally suited to fashion related ecommerce sites.
MT Cosmetic - Responsive Magento Theme
MT Cosmetic is focused on the healthy and beauty sector as the name suggests although it could easily be used for other product related online shops. As with all these Magento themes it is full responsive for all mobile devices and it also employs a mega menu so images can be shown within menus on larger screens. It can be integrated with Google fonts and product lightbox will do justice to high resolution product images which have larger than average placeholders on this theme. Featured categories and products are also easily added to the homepage and inner pages. The design has paid great attention to customer engagement and conversion rates.
UX Pearlwhite - Responsive Magento Theme
The authors are very keen to emphasise how fast this Magneto theme loads and the load times are certainly impressive on the demo. Apparently it has been optimized for speed which will not only increase conversion rates but also improve rankings (google has publicly stated that website load times are ranking factor). It has a retina ready display and the fact that it is Sass enabled means more CSS variables are possible (i.e. smart colouring which they have added to the admin panel).
Shoppik – Premium Magento Theme
Shoppick is another responsive Magento theme built on the Bootstrap framework from PremiumLayers and includes all the bells and whistles you would want from a $80 Magento template.
Gala OpenDeal - Premium Magento Theme
This template is built upon a 1200 CSS responsive grid system and includes a drag and drop menu builder with a revolution slider included. There are 5 styles included with an AJAX cart and product labels extension included in each.
MA ARGONA – Premium Responsive Magento Theme
This multi purpose HTML5 & CSS3 ecommerce theme has 3 styles designed for a watch shop, furniture shop and bike shop (screenshot above). Customizing this template is relatively easy for the non technical amongst you with intuitive options in the admin panel and a 158 page support manual.