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Magento AJAX Cart Extensions – Feature Comparison Chart

We all know that Magento is the leader of all open source eCommerce platform having tremendous features for start up webmaster to enterprise level users. Magento has achieved this top position because of their highly scalable coding standard which helps community user to contribute various type of extensions to improve Magento features. There are various Magento extension development companies exist in the market who provide a variety of ready-made plug-n-play extension to put your store among big brands.

AJAX Cart Extensions Comparison

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“Mobile Shoppe – A Responsive Magento Theme” is now compatible with magento 1.8

To download magento 1.8.1.0 compatible mobile shopee theme, click here

Magento Commerce brings a big bunch of benefits for online ecommerce store owners to increase their online sales revenues. However in the era of mobile, Smartphone and advanced technologies, it becomes very important for store owner to adopt new way to raise their online sales. To keep online sales ratio stable and get competitive edge over your rivals, magento store owner must have to think for mobile and Smartphone. Any ecommerce website does not look proper on Smartphone and tablets; they are almost losing 35% of sales conversion.

Being a well established Magento Development Company, Creative Glance come up with responsive theme design approach for magento based ecommerce store. A responsive design is one of the fastest growing web-designing concepts in which website lay down its structure to best fit in all possible devices and browsers so it looks more readable and accessible. You can read more about on this topic from our previous post Magento Responsive Theme – How does it look on your Mobile?

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Fashion Trends – A free BigCommerce responsive theme by Creative Glance

BigCommerce is one of the best hosted ecommerce solutions to sell your product online. It provides all features which normal ecommerce website needs and also provide rich admin control panel to manage everything nicely and user friendly. One of the best features from BigCommerce is that they provide ready-made 100+ templates to choose for your store.

But if you are looking for unique template for your store, you must need to hire bigcommerce developer from reputed company like Creative Glance for BigCommerce theme Design. Being a leader in BigCommerce theme developer, we also love to be active partner of Open Source Community. As a part of this, we are come up with FREE BigCommerce Responsive Template which named “Fashion Trends” for your store. Continue reading

Magento 1.8.0.0 release – Key notes on upgrade

After a long wait, Magento has finally release latest magento community version 1.8.0.0 with lots of improvement and enhancement. Latest release concentrate on security enhancement and performance improvement. Magento Inc. has taken a year and two month to launch another stable version after 1.7.0.2 and almost 5 month from their alpha1 release.

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Launch of Apple iPhone 5S, 5C and iOS7 – What to expect on 10 Sep

Apple Inc., is going launch the new iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iOS 7 on 10th September 2013.

iPhone 5S is rumored to come in multiple colors, with the biggest hardware change possibly with a fingerprint scanner on the Home button. iPhone 5C is likely to be a cheaper model.

Apple iPhone 5S, 5C and iOS7

Take a look at what is expected from Apple’s event.

– The iPhone 5S is expected to come with a display carrying twice the pixels than the current generation.
– The iPhone 5S is rumored to come in four colors – Gold, Slate, White, and Graphite.
– The iPhone 5S is expected to come out with Dual-LED flash.
– It is highly probable that Apple will improve the current 8MP camera to at least 13 megapixels.
– iPhone 5S will have almost exactly the same design as the iPhone 5 with the same look and feel physically but with a speed boost; new processor, and new graphics capabilities.

– The iPhone 5C is supposed to be the cheaper version of the premium iPhone brand.
– According to this video, the five different colors for the iPhone 5C include Blue, Red, Green, Yellow and White.
– The iPhone 5C is reported to come with an eight-megapixel camera and 1 GB of RAM.

– A release for iOS 7 will be one of the largest announcements we get from the show.
– It brings new APIs, and a brand new flatter design, brighter colors and gradients.

We’ll be doing a deep dive into all of the new stuff in our full review, but there’s always the chance that company could reveal something entirely unexpected soon. All apple-watchers can pile together all the Apple rumors they’d like, but at the end of the day the element of surprise cannot be underestimated.

Get ready for something never-before-seen, who knows! may we’ll be just as surprised as the rest of you. :)

Advantages of Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is about a single website with the same content that changes its layout based on the client device.

If you don’t want to manage different sites for different devices like desktops, mobiles, tables etc. The solution is Responsive Web Design (RWD). Responsive Web lets you build one website that displays well on a majority of browsers and mobile devices, including smart phones and tablets.

Responsive Web Design

The main advantages of responsive design are:
• Your site is easily accessible on any type of device.
• It will help you in decreasing bounce rate.
• Deliver a better user experience.
• RWD is better for SEO than separate website for desktop and mobile devices.

A “responsive” web means that your website will automatically adjusts as per user device according to resolution and size of image. With a responsive site, all devices display all of your content and mobile or tablet users do not miss out on anything.

If you need a Responsive Website then our team of experienced designer and developers will work for you to deliver a custom responsive website that meets your needs.

User Reviews – A must have features for your magento eCommerce store

Magento eCommerce comes with lots of feature to run your online store smoothly and effectively. It is getting more popularity because of niche feature like layer navigation filters, promotional activities features, effective checkout process and many more. One of the most important features of magento is its rating and review system for products.

A recent survey from “Digital Consumer Behavior Study “ says that 86% of the people read the product review before purchasing any product online. Importance of product review and rating can be easily understandable from the big players like Apple and Google. They allow user to rate application and comment on their purchased application because it helps other to buy such top ratted quality apps. You will notice with yourself that you will not spent $1 before reading such review while downloading application for your Smartphone. Does not this example show power of review and rating system for your digital store? Analysis proves that reviews on a product details page increase trust and validity of your website

User Reviews

Before we buy any product from any online website like eBay, Amazon or any physical store, we either check their product rating or check Yelp.com for physical store rating to make sure that we are dealing with safe hands and not wasting our money for useless items. Magento allows user to rate a product on various attributes like price, value, quality etc. It also allow admin user to create their own rating attribute as per their needs. There are so many reasons to have this feature enable for your online store. Continue reading

Mobile apps are revolutionizing education in more ways than we can think

It’s 2020 and little Ted enjoys going to school or shall we staying at home because he doesn’t really have to go to school to learn. He can open his “school app” and access the class room lecture right from the confines of his home.

This is just a small example of how mobile apps are changing and will change education of the future, or shall we say how education is imparted in the future.

Mobile Apps Development Let’s cut to the present. Mobile apps that belong to the education category are a popular pick on the iTunes store, Google Play, and even the BlackBerry App World.  The reason is clear; more and more children are becoming technically savvy enough to use their smartphones or tablets and parents are allowing them to download and use mobile apps as a learning tool.

Interactive Learning

Learning will not be boring now. Mobile apps are turning it into an interactive experience. Let’s take the example of all those apps that revolve around improving a child’s vocabulary and pronunciation skills. Why do you think children do not get tired of using such apps; it’s because its various functionalists are able to engage the user and they are able to learn better and the fact that they are able to quickly grasp what they are trying to learn, makes the child want to learn more.

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WordPress is the little guy that made it big

When WordPress first made its appearance in the world of open source platforms, nobody imagined that the little guy will go on to scale the popularity charts. At the back of this platform was a simple enough concept; it wanted to offer bloggers an easy to use blogging platform that had all the necessary functionalities and features that could help achieve blogging success.

Very soon from a publishing platform, it made its transition to also becoming a content management system (CMS) and quickly achieved success as a CMS as well. Again, its success came off as a surprise because a) it had to fight off challenge from plenty of other CMSs both open source and proprietary b) it didn’t have out of the box characteristics that differentiated it from its competitors.

But, here we are wrong; users, and I am talking about developers and end users, realized that there was one characteristic that made WordPress a better choice in terms of  a publishing system and CMS as compared to other platforms – this characteristic was usability.

For my money, it was usability, convenience and the fact that it is so easy to use and to understand that has made it one of the most popular open source platforms over the years.
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Why Magento towers over other ecommerce platforms

If there is one ecommerce platform that wins hands down on the popularity scale, it’s Magento. A late 2012 survey confirmed Magento’s stranglehold over the industry by cornering over 31% of the market-share.  With hundreds of thousands of ecommerce sites using Magento, this platform must be doing something right to tower over other ecommerce platforms like PrestaShop, ZenCart, OpenCart and others.

So, what is it that Magento does differently to steal a march over its competitors? Let’s take a look.

Three Versions

If you are a business that wants to control your overheads by cutting down on your development costs for building a shopping cart,Magento brings to you its Community Edition, open source software meant for businesses who don’t want to make a substantial investment in a proprietary platform. But a word of warning here; as a business wanting to use this edition, you will need to get hold of your own Magento experts, who can modify the core code and add the extensions you want.

If your online business is generating a revenue of between $5 -$10 million, you will want to work with a platform that offers you features and functionalists that help you stabilize your earning and facilitate growth, and that’s where Magento Go comes into the picture. This hosted SaaS based solution is specifically meant for small to medium sized businesses who want to build and launch a comprehensive online store quickly and effectively.

And finally, you have the Magento Enterprise edition for large businesses who want complete control over their online channels.

The varied choice with respect to Magento versions is one of its biggest benefits, and something that other platforms have been unable to match. Continue reading