Umbraco 7 and uCommerce 7 – Using the image cropper tool

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, CMS

There is a bit of disparity between Umbraco and uCommerce and the way they share (or don’t) assets. The image cropper is by far one of the coolest features of Umbraco and makes responsive image output amazing (especially using Foundation’s Interchange). Natively, of course, uCommerce just uses a media picker. It’s not elegant, and you […]

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Uncovering a hack

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Research, Security

We occasionally (and more frequently) get calls from people who have hacked sites that we didn’t build or host. If you are in this situation, what to you do? How can you fix it? In no certain order: Contact your host! Most of the time the host has malware detection installed on their server to […]

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How Variations Work in WooCommerce

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under WooCommerce, Wordpress

So you have a product on your WooCommerce-based site and it’s going to need to allow the customer to choose sizes. Then you have options that affect the price? How do you do that? First off, you want to select “Variable Product” from the “Product Data” dropdown. Simple product is the default output. From there, […]

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Designing with a Mobile-First Mindset

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, Usability

The greatest benefit to having a mobile-first mindset is you are thinking without the visual bloat. Mobile users want information fast. They don’t want to hunt. When you get to desktop, your UI is already end-focused. An optimized mobile experience will keep users on your site. Would it surprise you, the numbers don’t lie, that a […]

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Setting up Foundation for WordPress

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, WordPress

So I’m used to Bootstrap for development and sometimes it just doesn’t offer the functionality I need. I decided to install Foundation for WordPress for a client (DARKOH, you can see the final project here) and see how it goes. Since I don’t have Ruby and my setup is based on Roots, the commands I […]

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Should I Use A Carousel?

Posted by April Sadowski and filed under Blog, Tips & Tricks, Usability

Do you really need a carousel? Designers like big/beautiful images and carousels are a nice way of doing that in a premium real-estate area, but stats show only 1-3% ever click and they can get super clunky on mobile. I’m a designer. I am guilty as charged, until I realized these numbers supported a change. […]

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Platform Security: .NET vs PHP

Posted by Jerritte Couture and filed under Security, White Papers

Website and Web Application security is a ubiquitous concern for our clients, and rightfully so. Often we hear or read opinions of clients and developers who tout one platform while deriding another. And certainly, it is incredibly important to know whether one platform is more secure than another! But is that actually the case? Is […]

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