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Website Templates Update 22nd of May

Our website template shop was launched in the last week of April, since that day, there is very high interest related to templates. It is Thursday 22nd of May 2014 and here are the latest templates at our premium template shop actually, we will make this a tradition and will publish a new article, everytime when new templates are uploaded or updated. Ego – Spa Salon Template for Joomla (Template #49257)Template PreviewAs the title says, the template is suitable for spa salon or beauty/wellness shop. The template is fully responsive and Joomla!3 ready. 8 module positions and very lively layout, combining soft light colors with high contrast navigation. Clothes – Fashion Store Template for OpenCart (Template #49259)Template PreviewClassy look, lightweight template for one of the most popular e-commerce shopping carts – OpenCart. The template is suitable for any kind of webstores, but it will fit exceptionally well on fashion, clothing, boutiques and makeup online shops. Template is fully responsive. Lights – ViertueMart Jewelry Store Template (Template #49320)Template PreviewJoomla 2.5+ ready template for VirtueMart. Jewelry and gems template that fit well into retail or wholesale body jewelry, as well as watches, collectibles, etc... 9 module positions combined with extended item details layout.  Even...
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Top 3 HTML5 Free Editors in 2014

In the last couple of years HTML5 have turned from a trend to standard widely accepted by web designers and web developers. Though nearly as the same time a new trend have appeared - coding/design in the browser. Many HTML5 tools were developed and recently some very flexible HTML5 WYSIWYG editors became favorite to many professionals and non-professionals. Probably there is no need to explain why HTML5 is so popular, as there are so many good reasons, mostly related to ease of use as well as extended HTML5 functionality. Our team committed extended research through social media regarding latest HTML5 WYSIWYG editors that are favored by web developers. Here are the top 3 free HTML5 editors that received the most votes. Brackets Originally developed by Adobe and currently open source. This editor deserves full review, though I will just try to list some of the most important features and points about Brackets. Brackets is editor for HTML, CSS and JavaScript, more interesting fact is that Brackets is  built in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. And due to fact that this editor is open source, being familiar with HTML, CSS and JavaScript may give you the option to fork it and make it...
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SaSS vs Less vs Stylus. What web developers say?

Using CSS Preprocessors prevent a lot of headaches and offer excellent benefits. One of the main problems that is prevented is so called "DRY" (Don't repeat yourself). CSS Preprocessors save time and provide valid CSS without breaking browser compatibility. I've decided to write a different kind of article, asking web developers which CSS Preprocessors is preferred - LESS, SaSS or Stylus. Actually the original question was LESS vs SaSS, but few of them come up with an extra answer. Additional reason, for writing this article is related to Google Trends and one infographic that I saw recently. Both provide controversial data, to what I have received from "real" web developers. The point of this article is not to compare syntax, flexibility, property lookup, functionality, etc... Obviously all are similar, though a bit different. Lauren ClarkUX Designer & Web Developer I use Sass, not a whiz on it but I definitely like it for variables, mixins and math - when deciding which to go for and start implementing into projects; it was a clear winner for me.It's updated more frequently and has less issues than LESS and it's name isn't confusing. It handles math better and errors better, it's also a little more...
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How to Improve eCommerce Checkout Process

If you have track the details of usage in ecommerce store, probably you have seen that large percent of potential buyers fill the shopping cart basket and do not processed with checkout. Well, reasons for this can be so many, but very often these reasons are related to difficult to understand or confusing checkout process. This is a short guide, how to improve checkout process, including some "do's and don'ts". Keep it short Simply nobody like to fill too much information, keep checkout form as short as possible, If it is not possible, then divide the form in few different steps. This will "chop" the process into bitesize and will make things more clear. Include Alternative Payment Methods Offering variety of payment methods and processors is essential, especially for International businesses. In many countries, Paypal isn't so popular, nor debit/credit cards can be used online. Adding alternative methods is a good strategy to increase sales. Alternative Languages You run multi-lingual shop, all items and important pages are translated into several languages. Did you forget to do the same on checkout process? Often I see shops loosing customers just because checkout page is in default language. Analyze All Steps Find out on...
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Working with Team of Developers, Serious Management Challenge

We continue the series related to web development business. The first in the list was "Customer Communication and Education". Today's topic cover another angle of web development business - How to manage your web developers and build a strong team. I am an SEO professional for more than a decade, though along the way, I've picked up many things related to web development. After first few years as SEO practitioner, I've decided to become a capable web developer. Through the rest of my career, I've managed different teams of developers as IT team leader or project manager. Via trial and error, after several years and working with many people, I think that I've picked few “golden” strategies, after started to understand some behavior patterns. Before I continue, I definitely have to say that every team leader need to be balanced and at the same time to be very flexible. Every individual is different and some strategies might not work 100%, after all building a good team is time consuming. Discover Weaknesses and Keep Them Motivated Being personal with your team is “double-edge sword”, there are many pros and cons, though knowing your team personally is essential. It will help you to...
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