Sometimes your Magento storefront may have a need for static pages that don’t quite fit in with the templates you have created. For instance, you may want to feature a certain product or person and the layout differs drastically from your product templates. When this situation occurs, you are forced to use the WYSIWYG Magento provides. It does a great job for simple layout editing, but when you want to create a complex page layout it can be quite daunting.
Here are some tips, tricks, and best practices that will help increase development speed and decrease time spent creating these pages, allowing you to get on with the rest of your day. (more…)
When building a Magento site, it sometimes becomes apparent that the three default image positions aren’t enough to get by; some sites will need additional positions. Thankfully, Magento allows for this by being able to add an additional image position using the Attributes feature. (more…)
ImageMagick is an extremely powerful tool that I use for a multitude of tasks ranging from resizing to image compositions. ImageMagick is normally ran via the command line, but as you saw from Dan’s article, we use the exec() or shell_exec() function in our code to execute the necessary commands. Below you can find some example of ImageMagick commands in action. (more…)