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4 considerations before you download a Magento template


Great, those Magento template sites providing cheap or even free templates! However, before you start you should be aware of these possible issues: Most, if not all, of the cheap or free templates look a lot like default Magento installations. If that is not what you’re looking for, it will probably take a sizeable chunk […]

Magento: specification, there are no small changes


An excellent blog post by Contrast today covered change requests for web applications. While the example used in the blog post may be a little overdrawn, the main point excellent: there are no small changes to web applications. Magento’s very wide range of out of the box features can lead you to think additional features […]

10 (Magento) front-end development best practices


Here are 10 best practices for front-end development (in Magento): Understand Magento’s front-end structure and follow conventions. Know how Magento is comprised of modules, know how layout XML creates page layouts and know how html blocks get loaded as defined by the page layouts. It is good to learn Magento’s structure first and then start […]

4 Magento Enterprise Edition frontend improvements


Magento’s enterprise edition has numerous back-end advantages, a more detailed permission system being the nicest in my opinion. The improvements on the default theme in the frontend are somewhat less discussed. The most obvious improvements in the frontend default template are: Cleaner template; not so busy as the bright ‘n blue standard template. Enterprise default […]