Posts by Tomislav Bilic

Where are my geocoins? Landsharkz is launched!

Do you know what is geocaching? It is an outdoor activity where the members use navigational techniques (ex. GPS) to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. Geocaching is most often described as a “game of high-tech hide and seek”, sharing many aspects with orienteering, treasure-hunting, and waymarking. A geocoin, on the other hand, is a metal or wooden coin minted in similar fashion to a medallion, token coin, military challenge coin or wooden nickel. They are usually trackable on the relevant website using a serial number and website address engraved on the coin. It is a little hard to describe the whole process in two sentences, so we’ll get to the point of this article. We present you Landsharkz, online store where you can purchase Geocaching Supplies and Geocoins.

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Importance of planning – Attribute Sets

We all love fast development. Clients want to have the team who will be able to finalize their online store as soon as possible. They define the design, add a few test products, set up transaction emails and are anxious to see their online store online. In some cases, one week before the launch, client starts to input the products. If he is unfamiliar with Magento, there is a high chance he will focus on “Add Product” button first. Woah… We missed one step before this: Attributes and Attribute sets.

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Will you be our Facebook fan?

Do you use Facebook? If you do, we invite you to visit our newly created Facebook Page With the goal to gather the people who are interested in eCommerce or iPhone development, we created this one. Even in case you are not interested in these topics, you might be interested to know what is happening in our team. The goal of the page is to create a mini community of the people with similar interest. In case you are one of them, click on “BECOME A FAN” button and you’ll start following us.

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Hrvoje Jurisic joins Inchoo

We have a new hire. Hrvoje Jurisic joined our team and is starting to meet the guys. He is a web and graphic designer from Vinkovci, Croatia, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer science. With over six years of experience in design business, working as a print design professional in “C&D design” , Vinkovci and as a freelance web designer, he always strived to create functional design and web standards compliant web sites. Over the last few weeks he started with extensive Magento learning where he will play important role as a frontend developer in our team.

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Mountain Made Launched

We are very proud to announce that we were working on one great online store in the last couple of weeks. We wish you welcome to the web marketplace of West Virginia’s finest handmade art: Mountain Made. Its online gallery and storefront brings you the highest quality crafts and creations made in the Applachian tradition. You’ll find artists working in just about every medium imaginable, as well as musicians. Be sure to check out our courses and studios, too.

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MATHO – iPhone game from Surgeworks workshop

Surgeworks recently developed a new MATHO 2 for the iPhone/iPod Touch. It is a BINGO style math game for students grades K-12 developed for Education 4 Free, LLC. The goal of MATHO is to get five correct answers in a row as quickly as possible, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The problem is placed at the top of the screen and the player must select the correct answer on the gameboard. Each incorrect answer results in a penalty of five seconds. The score at the end of the game is the total time to complete MATHO, so the best scores are the lowest.

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RSS feeds in WordPress

I use WordPress for a couple of years, but there was one built-in feature I missed for a long time. We all know WordPress has a built in feed whom it places automatically in META tag. I would like to thank all of you who are subscribed to our one. You can see that we have many blog categories. Those of you who are interested in iPhone development are probably not so interested in Magento.

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Selling web development service?

Isn’t it easy to sell hamburgers, dishes, glasses? Of course, there are good and bad practices everywhere, but you must admit that selling a web development services is kind of unique. Take a look at this video to get a feeling how negotiations look like sometimes in our business. Hope you enjoy. 😉

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Remove SID query from Magento URLs

Many people wonder why sometimes the SID part appears in their Magento URLs. This is when your URL has additional SID query usually at the end. Take a look at the image. The curiosity is that it does not appear always. What is the most common scenario it happens? You didn’t access the site with the same domain variant you entered as your “Base URL” in your System> Configuration> Web interface.

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NaviGate by MerchantPlus in Magento

Some merchants use NaviGate payment gateway from MerchatPlus because of the lesser costs than its big brother Authorize.net. Interesting this about this payment gateway is its compatibility with Authorize.net. So, if you need to enable it in Magento, you will not have to find someone who will have to write the module from scratch. You just need to use standard Authorize.net module, but with some modifications.

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Google Analytics in Magento

Some of you who work with Magento for a long time might think that this topic is so clear that it doesn’t need to have an article. We get many inquiries to finalize the work somebody already started. One of the things we notice is that some developers tend to embed the Google Analytics code directly in the Magento theme files. Yes, it works and you will see the standard traffic data in the Google Analytics interface, but it is not a way to go.

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Playing Real Time Strategy vs. Running an Online Store

You know those games when you start with something small and then you conquer the world? You begin with some small HQ and a harvester. Collecting resources and constructing some production buildings become first objective. Suddenly, while you watch your harvester how slowly gathers spice, an enemy shows up. The game gets a new dimension. You have to fight with a competition.

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We have a new design

Bye bye old site! Today we launched a new design where we wanted to make the text more readable, interesting and also we wanted to invite you, our dear visitors to contact us if you need some help with your projects.  We do hope you will like the new design as much as we do.  Inchoo has over 21.000 monthly visitors according to Google Analytics and a 15-30% monthly growth. We hope this trend will continue in the future and that you will keep coming back.

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Latest News in Magento

You would like to have a eCommerce power of Magento, but also have a blog to empower your business? In this case, you probably know that Magento doesn’t have some article manager in the box. Many clients seek for supplementary solution like WordPress to accomplish this goal. Ok, so you created a blog on same or different domain and you would like those articles to appear somewhere in Magento (probably sidebar). This article will explain how to do it.

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