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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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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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Aug
14

Best Joomla Templates

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Game Crusade

Looking for the ultimate gaming site? Look no further, Game Crusade’s 100% transparent core is just what your site is needing!

game crusade

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Aug
9

Outstanding Admin Panels for Your Web Applications

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An admin panel is a must have for web applications like e-commerce projects or content management systems,known as CMS,and these beautiful panels are full of features created to make your life easier.All are perfectly coded and using the power of jQuery to animate the panels.

Simpla Admin

Simpla Admin is a professional template with a beautiful and user friendly interface. With various smart and intuitive jQuery functions, navigating the interface is a breeze.


simpla admin control panel 34 Outstanding Admin Panels for Your Web Applications

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Aug
9

40+ Beautiful Themes For Adobe Flex Apps


Aeon by Xu Jiajun

Lime green, grey and white skins with smooth curves and glassy surfaces.

Aeon

Demo | Download Source Code

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Jul
27

How to Split Large XML Files for WordPress


When you want to migrate your WordPress to a new host or server, you may have trouble transferring your backup data, mostly existing content. You may have a large backup file but WordPress limits you to import backup files of only 2Mb in size.

XML Splitter

There is no other way to complete the migration but to have your backup files sized less than 2Mb, which is almost impossible especially with files that have already exceeded the size. What you can do though is split the file into chunks of smaller sizes.

In this tutorial, we will show you how, using two different methods.
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