Web Development

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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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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Place any Code into Joomla

November 5, 2009

It is a well known fact that Joomla’s HTML editor won’t allow you to paste certain tags, css styles and other code snipplets into the code of your page (article). It can be a real pain in the butt – but there is a way around it. All you need to do is go to […]

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Joomla Submenu not working

August 11, 2009

Recently we ran into a problem with Joomla 1.5 – the submenu items weren’t showing up and weren’t styled correctly. The problem was that the Joomla Site Cache was turned on for faster loading. It just so happens that when the cache is enabled, the submenu doesn’t work (if you have a link structure with […]

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Lucida Images Makeover Completed

May 30, 2009

Outbound Design is proud to announce that it has finished the makeover of lucidaimages.com – a great website for stock photography and royalty-free images. We took a photographer’s portfolio site and turned it into a full-blown e-commerce site. Check it out!

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Effective Web Design: Tips & Tricks

May 14, 2009

Listed below are some useful and rather important tips for designing a professional and high quality web site. But what do we mean by high quality? Well, a high quality web site loads fast, looks good, engages the user, and is compatible with all browsers and platforms. The reality is that you are going to have to […]

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Browser Problems with Joomla 1.5 Editor

May 8, 2009

I am a MAC user and always use Safari to browse the web. But then I noticed that the Joomla Editor was grayed-out and I couldn’t enter any data or save my information on some of my installed components. The save, cancel, and help buttons at the top right corner didn’t work and my browser (Safari) just got stuck.

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