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Evaluating and improving accessibility of eCommerce websites

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee once said that “Access (to the Web) by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect”. We, as developers, always strive to create a website which looks and feels good on a wide range of devices, resolutions, operating systems, network speeds, etc., but how often do we consider designing or creating a website for a wide range of people? In this article, we’re going to cover some basic frontend principles of improving accessibility and what that means in context of a Magento website.

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The Budapest Brothers

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Doing business is fulfilling in many ways. We know how important it is to find a niche, focus on quality, improve marketing & sales, find talent, have clean and stable finances, be profitable, build a brand, have mission & vision and so on… But, the most beautiful thing about doing business is making friends.

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The magic of content marketing in eCommerce

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Last week was very out of the ordinary and out of the (regular) office for me. I spent 3 days discovering beauties of Romanian city Cluj-Napoca as much as exploring the beauties of Evozon office. Reason for leaving my home desk at Inchoo was a mission of delivering my first ever training on content marketing. This blog post serves as a reference point for all of you who are interested in what was I talking about in Romania and at MM16CZ – the short version. Also, it’s for all of you who are curious to find out why are eCommerce and content marketing a match made in heaven.

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Improve default Magento reviews

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If you’ve ever worked on Magento framework you’re familiar with the fact that Magento provides bunch of useful features. In this article we will cover one of them – Customer Product Reviews. Maybe some will say that we don’t need to change anything regarding this feature, but when we are in custom development a lot of things can’t just work “out of box”. Especially if you willing to provide fully polished retina responsive theme, default isn’t the way we roll.

So let us improve the default Magento product reviews feature.

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The practical value of Design Thinking

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Recently, we got inspired by the Magento team’s Design Thinking presentation held at the Magento Imagine 2016 conference. Unfortunately, we weren’t there but it feels like we might as well have been. Seeing how the Magento team worked on improving the Magento 2.0. interface in the presentation slides struck a chord with us. It affirmed a lot of the methods we were already using and got us thinking even more.

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Kicking it off at Meet Magento Serbia: ready for knowledge and summer!

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Inchooers have been “across the border” many times over. We recently had a delegation (and a speaker) at one of the largest conferences dedicated to eCommerce in Serbia, but this time around, it’s a bit different. Why? Because this is the first time our friends from Younify are organizing an event worth a visit. Meet Magento Serbia will take place on June 10th in a small city of Nis – and we couldn’t be more excited to send a delegation there!

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Beware, OMGcommerce 2016 is approaching

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After uber successful last year’s conference where more than 350 people had a chance to meet and hear new stuff, this year as well, Netokracija has booked a place in time and space where all of us can gather, mingle, share each other’s digital experience and hear amazing speakers. Starting Wednesday June the 1st, we will enjoy two-day OMGcommerce conference and hear tons of useful stuff about e-commerce.

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CSS preprocessing in Magento 2

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Magento 2 has been out in the wild for some time now. Most developers I know haven’t worked on Magento 2 project yet. However, most of them installed it and played around with it, learning and experimenting.

From the comments on github and social media, and from chats with developers, conclusion is that Magento 2 Frontend has a lot of issues, one being the most important: CSS preprocessing.

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The telltale signs of a failing project

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Every failure comes with a list of excuses while success depends on making all the right decisions. At least that’s the popular belief. Successful projects don’t always have a smooth start or, for that matter, a smooth middle part either. While a project can be overturned and salvaged at any point, time is of essence in such cases. That’s why it’s so important to understand those signs and be aware of them from the start.

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