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Review: Reacticon – Power to the front-end developers!

Ever since Magento announced their PWA (Progressive Web App) Studio and PWA solutions like Deity started gaining traction, people were more than eager to learn more about how PWA would affect Magento platform and the world of eCommerce in general. Reacticon sought to provide some more in depth information about technologies that will become integral part of our workflow in the near future.

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Sticky Sidebar in Magento

An idea for writing this blog post inspired me for implementing this feature on two Magento 1 projects, on first project it was one of many changes that were part of A/B testing, on the second one it was part of creating a new visual identity for clients store.

So, what basically is sticky sidebar and why should it be used to improve your conversion rate? Well, just like sticky header, the purpose of sticky sidebar is to have the sidebar element displayed in the viewport at all times (or an at least, when some conditions are met). This is ideal place to move the product options (configurable dropdowns, image swatches etc), add to cart button or any other element that is important for your product. With this being said, your customer is free to browse all of the content on your product and once the decision has been made to purchase the product, the add to cart button is just waiting to be clicked on!

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Reorder input fields on Shipping and Billing step in Magento 2

With time we are becoming more and more familiar with Magento 2 Checkout. And we are trying to build our knowledge furthermore. Hopefully, this article will help you in that process. With this article, we’ll learn how to change inputs fields ordering on the Checkout page.

If you ever tested Magento 2 you are familiar with default Magento 2 Checkout and the default fields sort ordering. If you wish to want to recall it, check this screenshot:

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Create a multi-language store in Magento 2 – Part 2

In the first post from this series, we’ve focused more on theory and technical background behind multi-language Magento2 store. Now, we’ll create Magento2 store with additional French language. First thing is to go to the administration and create a new store view. Before we proceed, please check documentation where is explained a difference between store view, store and website, old but still relevant, http://docs.magento.com/m1/ce/user_guide/store-operations/stores-multiple.html.

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How to improve usability for Magento 2 add to cart process

Magento 2 introduced a new and improved way for adding products to the cart. The system now offers complete asynchronous (ajax) process, although the process itself is not activated in default application state. It requires some manual adjustments in the script call inside the templates. Someone would think, ok, we will simply modify the template script calls and that’s it! We successfully improved the process. Unfortunately, not so fast! There is still more room left for improvement. If you’re interested, let’s find out what’s left on the table.

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Magento 2 Widgets – gallery widget explained – client testimonials showcase

Further to our previous post about Magento gallery widget (in which we explained how to build image gallery) we’d like to show another possible use of this widget. Because it’s based on Fotorama plugin, gallery widget is able to work not just with images but with other HTML content as well. And we’ll demonstrate how by building a client testimonials gallery which we’re going to display in the footer of our web shop.

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Adding Voice Search to Magento 2

Introduction of Web Speech API to Chrome and Firefox opens up some new possibilities in general interaction with websites and, more importantly, accessibility. Web Speech API includes two main components: Speech Recognition and Voice Synthesis. In this article, we are going to use the Speech Recognition API to implement basic Voice Search in Magento 2 header search.

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Customising product info tabs in Magento 2

Whether horizontal (which are more common) or vertical, tabs are a great way to avoid information overload by organizing large content into easily digestible chunks of data. When done right they provide all the information (related to one specific subject) without overwhelming users, allowing them to quickly navigate through the content by showing data from just one tab at a time. From the UX standpoint tabs’ main purpose is to simply facilitate access to information and it’s also useful to know that they don’t have any negative effect on your SEO and site ranking in any way.

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Magento 2 with Slick Carousel

Slick is a great Carousel plugin good for any product list like Most Popular, Featured, Upsell, Cross sell products, or any other custom product list. I will guide you with step by step on how to add Slick Carousel and apply it on product list widget on Homepage.

Lets get started!

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Magento 2 Custom CMS page layout

We’ve had a request to add a new custom layout for CMS pages in one Magento shop.
This can be very useful and can save you a lot of time for different static pages of your shop.

In this example we’ll create a layout named Inchoo Layout.

We should focus on two xml files: layouts.xml and page_layout/inchoo-layout.xml under Magento_Theme folder.

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