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Magento e-commerce pushes all the right buttons for electrical retailer

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JC Campbell is a renowned and popular electrical retailer, based in Northern Ireland. Established in 1974, they operate out of two showrooms in Coalisland and Cookstown, County Tyrone and offer high quality electrical goods at very competitive prices. With a reputation for dependable delivery and after sales service, they needed an e-commerce web site that would not only meet customer […]

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360 degree product spinner for magento

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Any e-commerce owner should know the value of accurately including relevant product details on their site. But for site owners who are interested in going the extra mile, a level of interactivity on their site’s homepage can raise the bar and put them a cut above their competitors. We were tasked with building such an experience for one of our […]

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Moving WordPress with a safe search and replace tool

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WordPress generates and stores absolute URLs in it’s database. This makes it difficult to move between staging and production or simply changing its location. Today we’ll be taking a look at one of the tools we use at iWeb. interconnect/it’s safe search and replace tool which updates hardcoded links in the database and in our opinion makes working with WordPress easier. Why does WordPress […]

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Responsive e-mail

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If you want people to respond, your e-mails should be responsive too When you send out an e-mail to your customer database, you hope it will be read. But often the e-mail arrives in a format that’s not exactly inviting to read – especially on mobile devices. For example, an iPhone might display it scaled down to fit the screen. […]

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ModGrind – Magento Performance Profiling

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ModGrind is a tool that we’ve developed internally at iWeb for profiling Magento sites. We use it to diagnose speed problems on sites and to test our assumptions about where time is being spent. It’s a wrapper around two other tools (one of which was also written at iWeb) – Xdebug and parse-cg.py. Xdebug is a PHP Zend extension; it […]

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Recruitment web site adds to the impressive iWeb CV

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Vantage Consulting is a specialist recruitment business that provides mid to senior level professionals to the IT, engineering and oil and gas sectors. When they needed talented professionals to transform their web site, they recruited iWeb. The experienced iWeb team were more than up to the job, providing a design based on the popular WordPress platform that’s as equally responsive […]

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Building supplier given a stronger foundation in the online marketplace

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Building Supplies Online is a Banbury-based business who – as their name suggests – offer a wide range of products for the building and construction industry. In fact, they have over 37,000 available from their showroom or through web sales. With such a huge and varied stock, their previous web site was slow and struggling to cope with the demands […]

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New eye hospital web site is about more than just the looks

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The London Eye Hospital on the famous Harley Street is a dedicated ophthalmic hospital that treats the eye conditions of patients from all over the world. They needed a new web site that would reflect their prestigious profile and make it easier for patients to find content relevant to them. The bespoke design and WordPress development provided by iWeb is […]

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iWeb brings a little Magento glamour to beauty product suppliers

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Since 2008, the Nail & Beauty Link has been a leading wholesale distributor of nail care and beauty supplies to salons throughout the UK and Europe. With a wide and varied selection of products, the company needed a business-to-business e-commerce web site that was both hardworking and attractive. The experienced team at iWeb gave it the full online makeover. We delivered […]

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SNI – Who, What, Why?

SNI, or Server Name Indication is an extension to the Transport Layer Security suite of Internet protocols. It’s going to be an important part of Internet infrastructure for at least the next few years, as the global pool of IPv4 addresses runs out, but only a handful of percent of users have access to IPv6 networks. Even before IPv4 was running critically low on address space, […]

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PHP Short tags: Are they good or bad?

Recently in the office chatroom we had a discussion regarding PHP’s short tags:   For those that don’t know what PHP Short Tags are, they are basically a shorthand for PHP’s echo or print statements: Now consider the following HTML snippet: Pretty clear and concise huh? This is straightforward and easy to use, but what if you have many of […]

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New eBay image display rules – an essential guide.

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The old maxim that “a picture paints a thousand words” has never been truer when applied to e-commerce. Nobody should contemplate selling items without at least one clear image. A good, detailed shot of the product will always help you stand out in the online crowd and attract more customers. But now images aren’t just desirable – they’re a prerequisite after Ebay […]

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