Every developer knows what CRUD stands for. Its an acronym for (C)reate, (R)ead, (U)pdate, and (D)elete. Dealing with CRUD is one of the most time-consuming tasks in a Web developer’s day. Combine that with website styling process and you get at least 50-60% of the development time spent on each site, on average (at least that is my experience).Read more
Toni Anicic, our online marketing specialist has a personal blog (in Croatian) where he posts about various topics related to Internet marketing, blogging, Croatian portals, and events. We are proud to say that his blog won the Vidi Web Top 100 award in the Blogs category a few days ago.
The award recognizes his blog as one of the Top 10 in Croatia.
Congratulations, Toni!Read more
While designing a Web project is best approached from an “Agile development” standpoint, preparing for the job should be more than pure agility—you should make sure you have some proper, time-saving tools easily accessible.
Starting a project should be considered almost as a ritual where everything is already set and ready to deploy without any excessive brain strain.
Over the years, you’ve probably amassed quite a collection of tools for text, design, layout, and framework. You’ve also probably accumulated multiple problem-solving apps and template documents. Every once in a while, I run into a set of tools that would really streamline your daily routine. Here are a few that will help cut down the clutter on your desktop.Read more
Oh, yeah! Coltrane (WordPress 2.7) is finally out. The last time an upgrade was released, you had to update WordPress manually, which is fine if you only have to upgrade your own blog. But imagine having 15 clients—each of them wanting to have latest WordPress version ASAP.
With the newest version, WordPress includes a built-in upgrade notification so that when you’re ready, you can download, install, and upgrade your blogs with a single click.
Another milestone you will notice is an all-new admin interface.Read more
Do you want to build nice-looking and good-working applications for iPhone®? Let’s start by assuming that you already have all the “man needs” to develop applications for the applications (registration, the newest iPhone SDK, Xcode running on your iMac, etc.) What now?
The first step in learning how to develop iPhone applications is learning Objective-C, an object-oriented programming language that we use to develop iPhone applications.Read more
If you try to ask this question on some forum or newsgroup, you will surely get many replies. Everyone will present you his favorite. My first developed online store was created with standard osCommerce platform. After three or four projects, I started to work with CRE Loaded and used it frequently for years. Although it was also an osCommerce fork, it had many advantages. I switched to Magento™ early this year and this is my final choice.
Let’s look at the popularity of those platforms now.Read more
I attended a webinar yesterday called “Maximizing Magento Webinar: Optimizing Conversions with Website Testing.” It was a nice and informative hour-long webinar with Google and Magento team speakers that provided us some really useful information.
First of all, you should know what Google Website Optimizer is. It’s a powerful tool that allows you to test various page concepts directly on your visitors and see which of your ideas works best in practice.Read more
Those of you who know what SVN is, feel free to skip this article. Those of you who are not familiar with SVN, this is a must-read. If you use standard FTP to upload all Magento files, you may find this process very time consuming. Magento 1.1.8 has over 6.700 files in over 2.200 folders. FTPing can sometimes take few hours on some servers. Let’s look at alternatives.Read more
Besides my full time regular job, these days I’m working on a community site for a friend of mine. Good knows if it will ever come to life 🙂 However, here’s a little something some of you might find useful. I needed to develop and export quite a large amount of users from a database of some other system into WordPress system. Among other things I needed to attach quite a few custom metadata fields to each and every user. WordPress already comes with function for creating/updating user metadata.Read more
The best thing about iPhone development is interface builder (IB) and his capabilities. Interface Builder is a great visual design tool you use to create the user interfaces of your iPhone application and Mac OS X applications. Using IB graphical environment you can assemble windows, views, controls, menus, and other elements from a library of configurable objects.Read more
Last few weeks were quite busy in our little company. Two new employees joined Inchoo. Those two are Ivan Kalaica, iPhone application developer and Toni Anicic, eCommerce consultant. Magento development is still our primary mission. This article is about something else. It is not about Magento, WordPress or iPhone. It is about daily online readings we have in those rare spare times.Read more
Here is a little something to use on template/catalog/product/view.phtml page. I got few inquiries on how to get the “in_stock” status of a product. Here is a working sample code that shows different messages when and if the product is in stock or out of stock.Read more
The most common reason for using Google AdWords is trying to sell more. People tend to use search advertisement more than content as it usually brings more results which is actually logical since you are targeting people who are actually searching for things you want to sell.Read more
Notice the word free in the title. If something is declared as open source this does not imply it should be free. Take a look at FogBugz. It is, one of the best open source project tracking tools currently available. However it’s quite expensive. Maybe not so expensive to larger companies but for small businesses and freelancers it sure is.
Yesterday I came across dotProject tool. If you are like me and came to PHP from .Net world then your first though might be that this is .Net application due to the “dot” in the title. Well, it isn’t, it’s a PHP powered collaboration tool.Read more