With Magento 1.9x reaching end of life in June of 2020, many site owners are in an understandable panic. The ability to safely and securely run Magento beyond June is in question.
While Magento has its strengths and weaknesses, you really have to rely on having developers on hand to keep your store running and secure. That costs money.
Many store owners are migrating to Shopify in order to have one fixed cost, simply their lives and focus more on sales and marketing.…
This case study involves a Magento multistore project we did for Cala Products and the NuFoot line of products.
Magento Multistore Mode
Magento multistore mode allows you to run multiple shopping carts or stores under a single Magento installation. In this case we have 4 sub-domains set up under one installation and each product line has its own eCommerce shopping cart.
With Magento multi-store you are able to:
- create individual shopping carts and catalogs and use different domains
- create different features and functionality across each individual store
- have different shipping, payment and checkout processes for each store
- assign different products, categories and manufacturers to each store
While we did not do the design for this site, we took over the continued development and support for the Magento installation and continue to extend its features.…
If you have a Shopify product that sells on a monthly or other reoccurring basis we can help you set up a proper auto-ship or subscription payment option. This can either be easy or complex depending on your individual requirements.
Standard Shopify Subscription Products
Easy subscription payments tend to be:
- Monthly auto-ships with (or without) discounts off the base price.
- Decrements a single inventory the rest of the store uses.
- Can have additional time periods that unlock additional discounts. (e.g. Quarterly or Annual Subscriptions at a higher discount to customers.)
Today we highlight a few specific projects in our WordPress Development portfolio. Each of these projects was developed using WordPress + an Enterprise Framework overlay in order to secure each website as well as built out a WordPress-optimized SEO foundation.
As a WordPress Development company, we offer custom WordPress websites as well as WordPress plugin development.
WordPress Development: Dunlap Industrial – Everett, WA
Dunlap Industrial wanted to have a new, modern website built while retaining their easy to browse catalog feel their customers have always relied on.…
When you are in a position where you have to troubleshoot something for someone, you have to reply on the information they give you in order to bring about a solution.
Not always easy is it?
Less technical users often have a hard time communicating to you critical information that you need in order to help them.
Most of the troubleshooting we do is for website and web applications.
The questions we often need customers to provide us are:
- What is my operating system?
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Web Design Project Methodology:
The following is an example description of our methodology for developing projects and executing the services we sell to our clients as well as the communication channels used to ensure clear, effective communication at every level.
Phase I: Project Inception
Creation of Work Plan & Clarification of Project Goals by FDG Web staff.
To understand the business case and needs behind the individual specifications listed, we must return to our clients a work plan. The work plan is not merely a reiteration of the specifications, rather it is the mapping of the proposed solutions and how they will meet the client’s goals for each phase of development.…
Shopify Product Collections & Tags
Product tags allow you to create Collections to organize, sort, and display products. Use the tags to thoroughly describe each product. A Collection then allows you to group products using the tags. To view and edit collections navigate to:
Shopify Dashboard → Products → Collections
Each tag name needs to be a standalone description. Each product normally uses multiple tags. From the Shopify dashboard navigate to Products → Products (then select a specific product) → Tags to display and edit the product tags.…
As outsourced CTO’s we often get called on to interview System Administrators on behalf of our clients. The following is a series of questions & potential answers you may find helpful if you are planning to interview someone or in turn be interviewed for such a position.
Keep in mind that many of these questions do not have an exact answer – so to help you we’ve also tried to explain the methodology & rationale behind the types of answers you should be looking for.…
How to edit videos with iMovie and post them to Youtube
The following is a quick overview on how to shoot, edit and upload videos to Youtube. Covered in this video you will find a tutorial and screen-captures for using some of the most common tools for video production work.
- How to light and shoot a video using ring-lights and a neutral backdrop.
- How to edit, combine and finalize you videos for publishing in iMovie.
- Transparent formats, PNGs and how to overlay graphics on top of your videos.