Most read blogs for February 2014

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February was brutally cold in NYC, with snow storm after snow storm hitting the Big Apple. As we (hopefully) bid adieu to this icy weather, we take a look back at some of your favorite Pixafy tech articles for the month of February. Our list of the top 10 most read entries for the past month run the gamut from Sublime Text tutorials to creating Magento custom models. Take a gander at the list and be sure to leave a suggestions for topics that interest you, below!

  1. How to create coupon codes in Magento – Beginner’s Turorial #1
    As a Magento Gold Solutions Partner, Pixafy has the expertise on this immensely popular platform.  In this tutorial we show you how to create basic coupon codes in Magento, providing three examples of different shopping cart rules that will help you set up rules for your own eCommerce store.
  2. How to enqueue a custom stylesheet via functions.php in WordPress
    WordPress expert and Pixafy developer Rachel shares her tips on how to enqueue a custom stylesheet when you do not want to (or have to) use a default stylesheet in WP.
  3. Sending emails progammatically in Magento
    Let’s say you have a custom module that allows you to add a product to a list of favorites, and you would like to email the user that their list has been updated. This post shows you how to send an email programmatically in Magento after a particular action has occurred.
  4. Creating a Magento custom model
    Check out Yongji’s tutorial on how to create a Magento custom model. He takes you through the different steps in creating a model that uses a different name than the module name.
  5. Tutorials, tips, and theming: Best of Sublime Text series
    Sublime Text — the code and text editor that keeps on giving. Some of our most popular posts ever have been about ST, so it’s not surprise that this roundup of the best tutorials and tips made our list of most read blog posts for February. Here, we discuss custom build systems, faster workflows through plugins, and more.
  6. Sublime Text 2 advanced techniques [part 2]: Custom build systems
    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! That’s our motto when it comes to sharing our insights on Sublime Text. This series dives into different plugins and extensions for the useful code editor.
  7. Fast caching in Backbone.js using localStorage
    After attending the GothamJS conference in New York City, Software Engineer Darren Chen shared what he learned by writing this in-depth post on topics such as AngularJS, Backbone.js for mobile, and CSS3 Animation.
  8. Five handy Sublime Text tips
    If you’re interested in learning more about multiple cursors, package control, themes, and layouts in Sublime Text, look no further than this post, one that started our Sublime Text series!
  9. Overcoming Magento’s full-page cache through hole punching
    Software Engineer Thomas Lackemann needed to find a solution for overlaying a registration modal, but only if the user is on the homepage or for every 5 clicks around the website. Find out how he did it! (Hint, the answer is in the title!)
  10. Introducing Pixafy Front-End Developer Nethaly Gourary
    Pixafy welcomed front-end developer Nethaly to the team recently, and her introduction on our blog earned her a top 10 spot on our most read posts for the month of February. Read more about her roots in Belgium and where she developed her love for computers!

Welp, that’s all folks! Be sure to check out our blog as we post regularly, and stay tuned for more monthly roundups.

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