Magento: How to change admin URL

August 10, 2011

If you want to add a security layer between your Magento website and potential hackers, renaming the admin URL is a good idea. However, the Magento admin folder is a virtual folder, meaning it’s an internal redirect and there is no “real” folder that you can rename. Instead, here is what you need to do: […]

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Graphic Design Basics

June 27, 2011

This article outlines some of the basic graphic design principles that have been applied for decades. Less is More In design, simplicity is more pleasing to the eye than complexity. Before you add a design element to the mix, ask yourself how important that element is and if the element adds or subtracts to/from the […]

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Creating a Brand Identity

June 15, 2011

The first step most businesses take to being recognized as a brand is a company logo. Designing a logo that’s visually appealing and memorable takes vision, skill, and creativity. You want your logo to be recognizable and resizable, so that it looks good in all sizes and across different media. The next step is creating […]

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Optimized Web Graphics

June 15, 2011

When you design graphics for the web, your main concern is file size, which translates into loading time. You always want to minimize loading time, but still having enough quality bytes to see the image clear. One way of optimizing your file size is using Adobe Photoshop, which gives you the option to “save for […]

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Website Stat Tools: Google Analytics

June 15, 2011

Gathering information about your website visitors is vitally important in search engine marketing. Knowing which pages people click on, what links they follow, where they come from, etc. can make all the difference. It helps you custom taylor your site to your target audience with the goal of keeping your visitors longer and transforming the […]

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How to Prevent Spam

May 13, 2011

Is your inbox flooded with annoying emails that offer enlargement of certain body parts or promote the latest pharmaceutical? Email spam is growing just as fast as the internet. There are thousands of spiders and crawl-bots out there searching the web daily for any email address they can find and deliver their venom to. Sneaky […]

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Firebug: The Best Code Inspector

May 2, 2011

According to the Firebug website, Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page. It certainly is a great tool to have when you are web designer or programmer. We have […]

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WordPress Permalink Structure

April 27, 2011

When you run a WordPress site, it is a good habit to get rid of the nasty long URL’s that are set by default. Not only is it more pleasing for the eyes if you have a more natural link structure, it also improves your visibility and search engine ranking. And best of all, people […]

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Magento: The Next Generation of E-Commerce Platforms

December 12, 2009

When it comes to FREE open source e-commerce solutions, OS-Commerce and Zen-Cart are the first names that come to mind. They were and still are the standard for shopping carts and online stores. But like everything else, things change and evolve over time. And one software almost nobody ever mentions is rising up to become […]

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