Zeno makes building pages for your store so much easier. It seems kind of magic, but actually it is simple.

This article is a brief introduction to how Zeno works under the hood. So you will know what it can and can not do to your store.

Basic of web

A website in general has many web page, each of them is a text file containing HTML code, with reference to other CSS or JavaScript files.

When you visit a web page, the browser will download all HTML, CSS and JavaScript files, parse them and display in the screen.

E-commerce websites are no exceptions. They contains many files that serve content to visitors. E-commerce platforms like Shopify or BigCommerce provide a place for the website to live. They usually allow users to create pages, blog posts, products, collections. Users can then use a theme to display those content to visitors.

Why page builder?

Thanks to e-commerce platforms, things get so much easier nowaday to open a store and start your online business. You can choose from a variaty of themes to customize the store's look and feel.

But you can only do customization inside the limit provided by the theme you use. For extra editing, you may need to hire a developer to do custom code. For long term, it can become expensive. Also, the developer may not always do exactly what you want.

Page builders were born to solve this problem. With page builder, you can design the store the way you want, usually by simple actions like dragging and dropping. So you will not be concerned that much with coding or designing.

Zeno Page Builder is a intuitive, flexible page builder, currently available on Shopify and BigCommerce, help you design your store with ease.

How Zeno works?

Zeno allows you to design the page just by dragging and dropping.

Drag and drop page builder

Under the hood, Zeno will automatically generate HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build up the design.

After publishing the page, the content will be transfered to your e-commerce platform and be visible on your store.

Specifically, each page type created by Zeno will be responsible for a platform content type:

  • Regular pages

    • On Shopify, its counterpart is Store pages

      Shopify pages

    • On BigCommerce, its counterpart is Web pages

      BigCommerce pages

  • Blog posts

    • On Shopify, its counterpart is Blog posts

      Shopify blog posts

    • On BigCommerce, its counterpart is Blog

      BigCommerce blog posts

  • Product pages

    • On Shopify, its counterpart is product template. This means Zeno will not create new product, instead it will customize template for each existing product in your store.

      Shopify products

    • On BigCommerce, its counterpart is product description. This means Zeno will not create new product, instead it will design the description for each existing product in your store.

      BigCommerce product description

  • Collection pages / Category pages

    • On Shopify, its counterpart is product collection template. This means Zeno will not create new collection, instead it will customize template for each existing product collection in your store.

      Shopify collections

    • On BigCommerce, its counterpart is product category description. This means Zeno will not create new category, instead it will design the description for each existing product category in your store.

      BigCommerce product category description

As you can see, Zeno does not create new content type of its own, it lives friendly on your existing e-commerce platform, reduce the chance of conflict or incompatibility.

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