Magento 2 brings new default theme under the name “Luma”. Luma is a very clean, easy on the eyes and elegant theme that has adopted better usability practices than it’s predecessor, Magento 1 default “Madison Island” theme.
In this blog post I’ve prepared an overview of the main differences between these two themes and the crucial UX issues that were found in Beta version of Luma theme. As Magento 2 is still in the development phase, this article will be updated when some major changes occur. Read more
It is widely assumed that knowledge is power and that it has to be built upon every day. It takes a lot of time to put a person’s knowledge into a book. For the past few months I was looking for a new book in order to expand on my frontend knowledge.
Due to lack of free time I usually read only particular sections of some book or I surf the Internet if I need a specific piece of information.
Long story short, just at that time Andrea Sacca published his new book which covers one of my favorite topics – Creating responsive Magento theme. As one of the frontend developers at Inchoo, I had the opportunity to receive one of first copies of that book (and a copy for entire Inchoo). To return the favor to the author, we were asked to write a review of the book. Read more
A while ago, we released the first version of iOS application for Middle Eastern favorite, award-winning daily deal site – Sheeel.com
Our goal was simple – to create natural environment for iOS users to receive notifications about new deals and breeze through the process of exploring and shopping. Read more
There are plenty of things to consider when designing an eCommerce site, but the most important is to design with the customer in mind. Different shopper types have different goals and shopping strategies, and being aware of these helps us make decisions that improve store usability. While analysing some of our recent projects, and taking into account a number of articles around this topic, we decided to break down online customers into five main types. Read more
Australian Gifts Online is an Australian family business, owned by Paul and Jill Leach who have been selling online since February 2006. Last year, they decided to move their storefront to join the Magento Community. However, since they are constantly moving forward to keep up with the latest e-commerce trends, Paul approached Inchoo Australia’s office in Sydney looking towards improving the overall user experience, Magento design and performance. Read more
Aescripts is an online store and tutorial website featuring a marketplace for 2D and 3D artists selling digital goods such as Adobe After Effects scripts and plugins, Maxon Cinema 4D plugins, Photoshop plugins, Premiere plugins and other. Read more
Magento Global Messages are sometimes not enough visible to the customers.
Let’s improve their visual impact by putting them on top of the page, and prettify with some nice animations! Read more
Christmas is near, and the Inchooers are already in Holidays mood. Feel free to join us. Download the wallpaper and enjoy Holidays even on your desktops 🙂 Read more
Check out Magento abstract wallpaper pack by Inchoo. Featuring Magento visuals and abstract backgrounds, these wallpapers would look fantastic on the desktop of any Magento fan!
Feel free to download and enjoy 😉 Read more
For those who are still not aware; at Inchoo we handle your store front design with the same care we do your development and transform your online store into an online success. Teraflex is a good example, last Friday we were advised that Teraflex’s storefront design had been nominated for the CSS Design Awards. Read more
Just like when inchoo.net was nominated for the prize; we need your support, vote for Terraflex.biz on cssdesignawards.com
Huh, this is a long title. To bad I could not fit extra more into it :). Extending admin interface in Magento can be a tedious task. Unlike WordPress where you have a thing or two to setup then the rest of it comes to good old HTML forms and stuff, Magento requires completely different approach. Magento uses xml configuration files to build parts of admin interface needed for your custom module.
In this article I will show you how to “understand and read” existing config.xml files in order to build interface and at the end, how to read the values stored in admin backend. After all, that’s the point of admin interface, you setup some stuff, write some values, then you use those values across your site where certain functionality is needed. Read more