Magento Development

Loading products with AJAX

Loading products with AJAX

AJAX allows us to update parts of a web page, without reloading the whole page. It’s a good solution for the products listing page in Magento. We had successfully implemented this technology in our several projects, and now we glad to share with you our experience.

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Magento Features: Overview of different checkout types

Magento Features: Overview of different checkout types

Here is an overview of different checkout types that you can use in your Magento store.

The checkout is one of the most important functionality of the store.

This article will be useful for those who want to optimize checkout process. The aim of this article is to show you all classic checkout types available for Magento and compare them to choose the best solution.

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Adding your own controller to Magento Enterprise Edition Full Page Cache

Magento performance

Magento Enterprise Edition (Magento EE) have a lot of features. One of them is "Full Page Caching" (FPC), which increase store performance and makes store pages to load much faster.

By default Magento EE caching works for category, product, CMS pages. If you want to create your own controller the response will be dynamically generated for it, and FPC will be not used. To add your own controller to FPC you need to add some modifications in your source code.

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Magento Tips: Apple touch icon for your Magento mobile theme

Apple touch icon for your Magento mobile theme

Beautiful icon for your Apple and Android visitors.

Are you sure that your Magento theme is 100% ready for Apple and Android mobile visitors? If so, try to visit your mobile website and add it to the smartphone desktop favorites links. Most likely you will see ugly re-sized favicon instead of beautiful desktop-like Apple or Android icon.

In this article I will show how to add nice looking touch icon to your Magento mobile theme and make your Magento mobile store better.

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Images re-size in Magento

Images re-size in Magento

In this article I will show how to use re-size parameters of Magento.

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Magento Tips: Manual activation of the Magento mobile theme

Manual activation of the Magento mobile theme

How to make mobile theme available for testing only for developer.

Usually switching to magento mobile theme being happened automatically basing on customers' user agent (i.e. browser). However, in case if you would like to test your mobile theme before publishing, this approach will not work because theme will be visible for all customers with mobile devices. In this article I try to describe how to make mobile theme available only for you by special link.

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Showcase: Magento Upgrades 2013

Showcase: Magento Upgrades 2013

Here we will share some examples of the stores that were successfully upgraded recently by our team of certified Magento developers.

We offer quality upgrade services and here you can find real and live examples of Magento 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and Magento Professional stores which were upgraded to the latest stable Magento versions without any loss in sales and customer data.

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Multi-store capabilities for Magento newsletter

If you use Magento multi-store feature, you possibly know that visitors of the store cannot sign up for newsletters of all multi-stores. Store visitor will be able to sign up only for one store.

Lets imagine that you have two multi-stores: one for Gifts and other for Chocolate. If some of your visitor will open Gifts store and sign up for Gifts newsletter, Magento will record it. However if the same visitor will come to Chocolate store the other day and submit his email in newsletter box, in this case Magento will remove his email from Gifts newsletter and add him to Chocolate newsletter. By default it is not possible to sign up for News of both stores.

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