Every successful e-commerce web developer or e-commerce website designer tries to follow top web design trends. The understanding of actual innovations is also important for owners of e-commerce websites. Both categories get benefits from following the new standards: developers and designers provide competitive services and produce high quality websites; e-commerce website owners get better understanding of how to catch new customers and make the existing audience more loyal. In this post we have gathered top e-commerce website design trends of 2015, so get ready for a long journey into the world of innovations. Continue Reading
During the last 5 years, Magento became the leading online business solution. With 4+ million downloads, it is now a synonym to “e-commerce“. The new version is on the way, so you should be prepared for the new era of online trade. In this article, we gathered the most important video tutorials about Magento 2.0.
We have already told about PHP and Ruby on Rails CMS, and now it is time to speak about content management systems based on Django which is a free web application framework. Django is open source and it is written in Python following the architectural pattern “model–view–controller”. The aforementioned language is widely used for settings, files, and data models. The framework was designed to ease the creation of compound, database-driven websites. Django relies on reusability and “pluggability” of its components; the “don’t repeat yourself” principle; and optional administrative interface designed to create, update, read, and delete different content. The most well-known Django based sites are Pinterest, The Washington Times, Instagram, Public Broadcasting Service, etc. Continue Reading
Ruby on Rails or just Rails is a web application framework. It is open source full-stack framework written in Ruby. Rails relies on well-known software engineering patterns and paradigms, such as CoC, DRY, MVC, etc. Despite that the largest CMSs run on PHP, there are also solutions based on Rails. It is also possible to use a lot of other languages for creating a content management system, but Ruby on Rails has its unique advantages.
First of all it’s a significant cost saving. By choosing Ruby on Rails, you get a free development toolkit. This toolkit works on an operating system which is free and operates with databases and servers most of which are also free. Using a cost-free platform, you are able to reduce costs dramatically. At the same time, you don’t have to sacrifice any performance, speed or security. Continue Reading
In this topic we’re going to cover such relevant issues that can come in handy to e-commerce businessmen or just people who are interested in the further e-commerce development. Consequently, let’s figure out what we should expect down the road.
A content management system or CMS is an application that allows publishing and editing content from a central interface. Such systems are often used to run news and shopping websites or blogs. CMSs are also used by different corporate and marketing websites. Their main aim is to avoid the hand coding, but often content management systems support it for some certain parts of the website. CMSs provide different permissions to different users, that allow them access to specific elements of the project. As a result, content management systems reduce the workload and make the working process easier to manage.
PHP is a web development language, which is also used for a general-purpose programming. It is installed on more than 2.1 million web servers and 240 million websites. PHP can be mixed with HTML and used in combination with various frameworks and templating engines. The code itself is usually processed by an interpreter. The PHP interpreter is implemented as a native module of a web server or as a Common Gateway Interface executable (CGI). After the interpretation and execution, the PHP code is sent in a form of resulting output to its client by a web server. Usually, it is a part of the generated web page. PHP code can generate an HTML code of a web page, an image, etc. The canonical PHP interpreter is a free software, which is released under the PHP License. It can be deployed on most web servers and works with almost every operating system. In addition, PHP can be used in standalone graphical applications, because it supports a command-line interface capability. Continue Reading