To make the understatement of the year, Black Friday can be stressful. The crowds, the frustration, the tears. And we’re only talking about trying to find a parking space. If you’re braving the outdoors today, all we have to say is good luck, and goodbye… forever.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday — 2 days of shopping madness. We’ve all seen what happens when the masses converge in a store, wreaking havoc everywhere. Thankfully, now you can do all of your shopping online, allowing you to get all the gifts you need while avoiding a stampede.
Optimizing SEO for your eCommerce site is a great way to boost sales and generate new customers during the busy holiday shopping rush. Pixafy’s SEO expert, Project Manager Alan Gagnon, shares some tips to help improve your SEO results, as well as a few things you should try to avoid.
Sore eyes, cramped fingers, achy back. No, we’re not describing the way you feel after a 12-hour marathon of Call of Duty: Ghosts. These are all common maladies the average tech employee suffers from while stationed at their computer all week. While in the middle of a coding project, developers may spend hours staring at their computer screen, typing away. This can wreak havoc on your body, so to counter these negative effects here are some helpful tips, products and remedies that will help cure your work space aches and pains. (more…)
GitHub, the popular Git hosting repository service, is well-known across the world, and as such, is home base for some really awesome projects from developers on almost every continent. Since there are so many projects, you are bound to come across a few you may want to contribute to. However, if you have never contributed to someone else’s repo, it may seem a bit daunting. Many developers are just like you — they’re generally nice folks, and if they are looking for contributors, then they would love to have your help. So how do you go about helping? I’ll dig into how you can properly contribute to GitHub open source projects. (more…)
It’s always a few bad eggs that spoil it for the rest of us.
CryptoLocker, the latest malware to spread rapidly across the web, is infecting computers globally by encrypting all of the most important files on a victim’s computer (files, documents, pictures, music, etc.), as well as any files on attached or networked storage systems.
The virus installs a 72-hour countdown clock on the victim’s desktop, demanding they pay a ransom if they want to get their files back. (more…)
The holidays are a time to be with the people you love and give thanks to all of the great things in your life. It’s also a time to shop. (After all, part of showing all those loved ones just how much you love them includes awesome gifts, right?)
While the holiday shopping rush can be hectic for everyone involved, it can be particularly stressful to business owners operating an eCommerce site. With an increase in customer traffic and transactions, it’s crucial for your website to be equipped to handle such influxes in activity. (more…)
The holiday season is approaching once again, a critical time for retailers of all stripes. Given our strength in eCommerce in general and Magento specifically, we’re no stranger to the importance of the season for online retailers. It’s a prime opportunity to boost sales and gain traction at a time when customers are looking for something unique or different to give as a gift. (more…)
If you’ve been working with WordPress installations for a while, then you know that in versions previous to 3.3, what is now the “toolbar” was once the “admin bar”. The admin bar was only visible to users on the site when logged in, but once the admin bar became toolbar, on some themes, this bar is present regardless of whether you’re logged in or not. (more…)