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Add Pagination to Custom Collection in Magento

If you are starting with Magento, just like I am, you might run into the issue of adding pagination to your table, list of products or anything else you want to list on frontend. Magento allows you to create your own pagination with adjustable built-in options. This tutorial will show you how to create pagination for a custom collection in Magento.

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Road to the Code with Less Bugs?

I think that writing any non-trivial software without introducing bugs is close to impossible. World is complex, data used in programs is complex, handling all possible interactions of our code with said data is hard.

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Minify your CSS and JavaScript code!

If you are reading this article, you are probably somehow involved with web development. It is also most likely that you already know how search engines use page speed as one of the parameters for evaluating your site. We have couple of options on our disposal when it comes to increasing site speed. Today we will cover one of them.

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Meet Magento World brings Magento experts to your home and office

Meet Magento World is a new addition to Magento ecosystem – for the first time ever you’ll be able to attend a Magento conference without leaving your home or your office.

On July 11th – 13th 2017 you can take part in this global online event and get direct access to all the top speakers and hottest Magento and eCommerce topics at once.

Read on to learn more about this event and hear from one of the top speakers – our own Ivona Namjesnik – what you can expect.

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Your Magento shop deserves a custom tailored theme!

Getting your store up is a process. One which starts with a revelation that, if you want to make things work in the long run, you’ll need a webshop. An online place for reaching new and informing existing customers. For them, it’s a brand new channel where they can buy your products. For you, it’s a strategic decision. Why? Because the idea behind that action is growing your business.

But, apart from choosing the platform or the hosting, you should also think about the visual appeal of your store. In this interview, Marko Briševac, one of Inchoo designers, answers the most frequent questions we get from prospective clients. Read more to find out what’s it all about!

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Enter HTTPS

In their effort to improve security on the web, Google has been, for some time now, steadily pushing their “HTTPS everywhere” initiative. Besides providing better security for end user by encrypting all traffic between server and browser, HTTPS will most likely be used as a ranking signal. Another interesting fact is that starting from January 2017, Chrome will use icon in the address bar to mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as a part of the long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure. We can assume that other browsers will adapt this behaviour in the future.

In this blog post, we will cover basic configuration required to run your Magento shop over HTTPS and we will look at some common pitfalls and gotchas.

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Mitigating Facebook’s “x-fb-http-engine: Liger” site hammering using Apache or nginx

Facebook is using a sort of web page prerendering mechanism in it’s in-app browser for mobile users [see disclosure here]. It is used by Facebook’s in-app browser to speed up page rendering for web link content shared on Facebook. But it can cause serious headaches, and this post should explain how to mitigate it with Apache or nginx.

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Development and design under the same roof

Building a web shop on Magento is challenging. When you see a feature that looks “so simple that you could do it”, it was usually not as simple to build it as you think. To create that “simple” thing designer had to spend a great amount of time finding the right solution. After all, creating a feature which draws on that kind of comment means translating something very unorganized and complex to something simple and understandable. On the other hand, developer had to spend a lot of hours translating that solution into code. Designer and developer can find that beautiful solution by communicating, which is crucial in this case. And that kind of communication, the one which yields incredible and neat results, would be much harder if a designer and developer are not placed in the same location.

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Product links on Magento CSV import

When I started working at Inchoo, one of our clients requested a functionality to be added to Magento CSV product import. Client wanted to know if an attribute value of one of the products that they were importing already had a matching value in the database and they also wanted to be able to jump to that product via link. Find out more about handling this specific situation.

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Can Sketch help us improve our design workflow?

Designers are constantly trying to develop a healthy design process by experimenting with tools in an attempt to find the one that works best.

I’ve been using Photoshop as my primary design tool for almost 10 years, and the fact that Photoshop wasn’t created for UI design was never a real problem. Why? Because Adobe was always throwing new features to support UI design. The main problem is that Photoshop’s engine was never optimized for UI design, it is huge, memory-consuming, and many designers weren’t pleased with it’s performance.

The more large files you work on, the more you can get stuck and that was the main reason to look out for new and better alternatives to an existing design workflow.

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