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Aug
25
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Top 10 resources for jQuery plugins

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jQuery JavaScript library is very popular among website developers. According to W3Techs, jQuery adoption is about 55%. It is normal for such a popular library to have many plugins available. Google is always an option when someone tries to find a plugin. Moreover, many plugin repositories or collections are available. Let’s see the most important of them.

jQuery-Plugin-Registry

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Aug
11
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WordPress vs Joomla : Which CMS Should You Choose?

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index   While there is a large number of Content Management Systems (CMS) to choose from, few CMS platforms are more popular and more widely used than WordPress and Joomla. Some wrongly believe that Joomla and WordPress are popular simply because they are the oldest. In reality they are neither the oldest nor the pioneers of the CMS space. In fact, there are plenty of CMS platforms that existed before the turn of the millennium. WordPress didn’t rear its head until 2003, and Joomla didn’t show up until around 2005.

The popularity of either platform is largely due to its ease of use. The birth of the widely accepted open source CMS has given millions of users all around the power to create their own dynamic websites. Even some giant brands have turned to open source content management to streamline the web content management process.

In this post, we aim to give you the information you need to make the decision between the Joomla or WordPress CMS.

What is a Content Management System?

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Aug
1
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Online Marketing Tips to Capture the Attention of Your Target Market

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There are free online marketing methods you can use to get your business noticed – all you need is time and a little creativity to put them in motion.

In the online world, where getting lots of attention means cash in the bank, it is getting increasingly difficult to even get your target market to notice you. Not only do you have to compete with large companies that have strong marketing departments, but you also have to compete with social media and many other distractions. However, this does not mean your online marketing efforts have to be over the top, or cost you tons of money to get you in front of your prospective buyers.

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Below are five inexpensive and creative ways you can market your business online.

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Jul
26
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What is SEO???????

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Basic search engine optimization (SEO) is fundamental. And essential. SEO will help you position your website properly to be found at the most critical points in the buying process or when people need your site.

What are search engines looking for? How can you build your website in a way that will please both your visitors/customers, as well as Google, Bing, and other search engines? Most importantly, how can SEO help your web presence become more profitable?

During the Introduction to SEO session at SES New York, Carolyn Shelby (@CShel), Director of SEO, Chicago Tribune/435 Digital, fully explained the extreme value SEO can deliver to a site, and stressed the importance of basic SEO using the following analogy:

 

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What is SEO, Exactly?

The goal of foundational SEO isn’t to cheat or “game” the search engines. The purpose of SEO is to:

  • Create a great, seamless user experience.
  • Communicate to the search engines your intentions so they can recommend your website for relevant searches.

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Jul
24
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What is Ecommerce?

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Electronic commerce or ecommerce is a term for any type of business, or commercial transaction, that involves the transfer of information across the Internet. It covers a range of different types of businesses, from consumer based retail sites, through auction or music sites, to business exchanges trading goods and services between corporations. It is currently one of the most important aspects of the Internet to emerge.

 

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Ecommerce allows consumers to electronically exchange goods and services with no barriers of time or distance. Electronic commerce has expanded rapidly over the past five years and is predicted to continue at this rate, or even accelerate. In the near future the boundaries between “conventional” and “electronic” commerce will become increasingly blurred as more and more businesses move sections of their operations onto the Internet.

Business to Business or B2B refers to electronic commerce between businesses rather than between a business and a consumer. B2B businesses often deal with hundreds or even thousands of other businesses, either as customers or suppliers. Carrying out these transactions electronically provides vast competitive advantages over traditional methods. When implemented properly, ecommerce is often faster, cheaper and more convenient than the traditional methods of bartering goods and services.

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Jul
17
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The MVC Pattern and PHP

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The Model-View-Control (MVC) pattern, originally formulated in the late 1970s, is a software architecture pattern built on the basis of keeping the presentation of data separate from the methods that interact with the data. In theory, a well-developed MVC system should allow a front-end developer and a back-end developer to work on the same system without interfering, sharing, or editing files either party is working on.

Even though MVC was originally designed for personal computing, it has been adapted and is widely used by web developers due to its emphasis on separation of concerns, and reusable code. The pattern encourages the development of modular systems, allowing developers to quickly update, add, or even remove functionality.

Understanding MVC

The pattern’s title is a collation of its three core parts: Model, View, and Controller. A visual representation of a complete and correct MVC pattern looks like the following diagram:

 

MVC-Process

The image shows the single flow layout of data, how it’s passed between each component, and finally how the relationship between each component works.

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Dec
5

How to put modules in Joomla articles

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One of the handiest tools you can have in your Joomla toolbox is the ability to put the contents of a module right into the body of an article. (The article you’re reading now is using this method. See the message in the box right above this sentence? That’s actually content from a module being loaded right into this article.)

This can be a significant time saver, since you can create a module one time in the Module Manager and then simply place it into any number of articles on your site.

That means you wouldn’t have to set up that content individually in every article: you do the work once and then simply tell Joomla where you want that module to appear.

To show you how to do this, I’ll show you an example of using this method to put a newsletter sign up form right in an article.

Here’s a look at the end result:

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Dec
3

Web Development key Skills

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API Knowledge

A key tool for any budding web developer is API knowledge. It’s good to familiarise yourself with a variety of application interfaces. I started out using the Twitter REST API with PHP and CURL when twitter first launched the API to basically get a users tweets, pretty simple now I look back, but at the time it was the first time i’d done such a thing. As the development of social media continues this will increasingly open up opportunities to develop more and more applications that interact with one another and and make our daily chores more eventful.

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Aug
17

Elite e-Commerce Magento Templates


Attract & Retain More Customers

Personalize shoppers’ experiences to keep them engaged from first glance to checkout.

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Targeted Promotions & Merchandising
  • Custom Coupons
  • Product Suggestions Tools
  • Ratings & Reviews

 

Make Buying Easy

Provide a seamless online retail experience, complete with unparalleled customer service. The results: higher conversions and happier customers.

  • Powerful Search Capabilities
  • Layered Navigation
  • Persistent Shopping
  • Customer-Assisted Shopping
  • Multiple Payment & Shipping Options
  • Return Management Authorization

 

Foster Brand Affinity

Loyal customers are the key to a successful business. We provide the tools to keep them coming back to your store again and again.

  • Customer Rewards Points
  • Private Sales
  • Automated Email Reminders
  • Wish Lists
  • Gift Registry
  • Gift Cards
  • Store Credit

 

Customize & Refine Your Site

Enterprise Edition lets you customize the look, feel and functionality of your store to meet your unique specifications. Extend and refine your site as you grow and your needs evolve.

  • One License. Multiple Stores
  • Flexible Product Catalog
  • Custom Landing Pages
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Third-Party Applications and Extensions
  • Custom Development
  • Global Commerce

 

Grow & Scale with Confidence

Whether you’re expanding into new markets, new countries, or even just expanding to new volume levels, Enterprise Edition will help you scale while keeping your site secure.

  • Scalability
  • Optimized Speed & Performance
  • Security & Compliance
  • Testing & Updating Environment
  • Backup & Rollback

 

The bottom line is that Magento is for serious entrepreneurs and business owners that want to establish their eCommerce brand online. Don’t get me wrong, WordPress also offer a great variety of options, but many plugins/add-ons do not live up to the full power of Magento. Magento was founded in 2001 and has made a recent partnership with eBay that has enhanced its growing community of developers who are constantly improving and creating new features, extensions, and modules. We hope that the following Magento themes will see life in your future online store. Enjoy!

 

Acumen – $90

Acumen is a powerfully flexible, grid-based Magento theme. It was designed specifically for easy customization and to fit a wide range of stores. Its minimal layout puts maximum attention on products, while keeping a clean and modern aesthetic throughout. You’ll love it!

Demo | Download

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