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By: Željko Prša ,

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5 reasons you product pages are the best

A satirical list of well known alternative e-commerce UX facts. Aimed at serious e-commerce retailers who have the best opinion about their product pages reinforced.

Each of these 5 points have been very well confirmed in practice. I linked a few other articles that directly oppose these points bu...

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By: Željko Prša ,

12 minutes read

Vesternet.com - Merchant Interview

What you are about to read is my first attempt at an interview with our customer Dave Bell, owner of vesternet.com a "home automation" e-commerce site. The aim was to get an insight into the life and challenges that go with being an online merchant.

We talk about how the site evolved and plans for the future. If you are an online merchant or just starting hope you'll find some valuable information here.

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By: Marjan Bonus ,

8 minutes read

Strive - PostCSS Magento 2 frontend system

Strive is our second product that aims to improve Magento experience. This time, it's aim is making significant improvements to the frontend development workflow.

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By: Željko Prša ,

1 minute read

Magento 2 Product slider is HERE!

It is our pleasure to announce version 1.0.0 of our first "Magento 2" extension.

As a part of "Trive" investment in Magento 2, what better way to get up to speed than creating a product that will help store owners and add value to the Magento Community. Author is our CTO Tomislav Grgić.

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By: Željko Prša ,

3 minutes read

Vesternet.com case study

Vesternet.com is an online store fanatically dedicated to Home Automation.

Goal(s):

  • Remove sale blockers
  • Introduce new features
  • Delight users and team members

Results: 25% sales increase with no signs of stopping.

Dave Bell, owner of Vesternet.com had his site online for t...

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By: Marjan Bonus ,

2 minutes read

Magento Responsive Theme – Waterlee update

Our Magento Responsive Theme gets an update!

Waterlee theme is updated with last version of Foundation by ZURB (v5.5.2) and built on Magento 1.9 (works with 1.9.0.0. - 1.9.2.1).

One thing to have in mind, this is not production ready theme. This is a starter theme and it's rough. It shoud be lo...
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By: Marjan Bonus ,

5 minutes read

Magento Gulp with BrowserSync theme development

Why Gulp?

If you have ever worked with Magento you are probably aware of it's complexity and deep folder structure whether it is backend or front-end development. In such a demanding system you will probably want that one tool that will make your Magento development easier. There are actually tw...

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By: Željko Prša ,

4 minutes read

Mobile usability issues with your Magento RWD site?

You're not alone and there is a way to remedy those issues that are primarily caused by the way Google sees your site's pages.

We'll go over three main types of issues Google considers to be harmful for your mobile visitors and how to fix them.

You will need access to your "Google Webmaster To...

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By: Željko Prša ,

3 minutes read

Top 5 must have Magento extensions

This is our internal list of trusted and valuable extensions we recommend to our clients. It is not a review of each extension although every one of them has been proven to deliver.

Did I mention they are all FREE and 100% safe to install?

They are, one of the reasons we love them....

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By: Željko Prša ,

2 minutes read

Magento 1.9.1. Emails via CRON job

If you have updated your Magento site to the latest version 1.9.1 you should note that email handling has been revamped. Emails are now responsive, yay, since at least 50% people read their emails on a mobile device and most importantly all emails* are being sent via CRON job including transactional emails.

So, if you are having troubles with magento emails not being sent to your customers all of a sudden, you just need to set/check up on CRON job on your server to see if it is working properly.

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By: Željko Prša ,

3 minutes read

Responsive Magento Store vs Mobile Magento store?

Choosing between the Responsive Magento Store approach and a separate Magento mobile store is crucial.

The decision is determined by the way you want to address your audience and has a significant impact on how you will manage your e-commerce channel.

Read through the pros and cons of both strategies and you'll know what answers you'll need to get in order to reach the final conclusion.

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By: Marjan Bonus ,

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Magento & Waterlee Easy install

Why spend more time installing when you can spend your time on development?

When you can't use vagrant or you're just a purist.

This little script  will auto install Magento & Waterlee boilerplate that we use mostly for quick module testing, fast dev environment installation etc.

Script was...

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By: Željko Prša ,

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Magento Project Guidelines for Designers

Magento as a framework is now three years old and even at the beginning it had one huge advantage over the competition (besides being the powerhouse it is and it's marketing): a well designed default theme which exposed it's possibilities loud and clear. In fact, the Modern theme alone made me...

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By: Željko Prša ,

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We pulled off our first year!

Our first year went by so fast we forgot to look back. Consulting clients, designing, developing and learning new stuff every day does that to you.

As of now we are counting 4 successful project launches and two more ready for the launch once everything is in it's place.

CleverCycles.com - Our...

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