Archive for the ‘Web Design’ Category

ShopSite Tip – Add a Contact Us Page

Tweet Our customers all need to reach us at some point.  Maybe they need to call, send an email, fill out a contact form, or visit in person – and a Contact Us page allows them to get the information they need to reach you. In this blog post we’ll show how to easily add […]

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Our New Website is Live!

Tweet Break out the champagne and confetti! At least that’s how I feel after finalllllly getting the new website out the door. We launched the new site this past Friday afternoon. It was a long process, but one that required patience and attention to detail to get right. Out with the old It has been […]

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How to Remove Your Development Site From Google

Tweet There you are, diligently working on your developement / demo account, getting close to launching your brand new ecommerce site. You get an order that doesn’t look right. Upon investigating, you find that the order was not placed through your live site, but was placed on your development site! You quickly search google for […]

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Mobile Technology and Analytics

Tweet According to eMarketer, U.S. retail ecommerce sales from mobile devices should reach $9.8 billion in November and December of this year, accounting for 16% of the ecommerce market.  By 2017…  that number could jump to a staggering 26%!!! In this post, we’ll review some of the mobile ecommerce reports currently available in Google Analytics.  […]

Firefox Web Browser and Its Desire to Force HTTPS

Tweet Ever since Firefox 14 came out (and future versions), typing in a website address may often force the website to load with HTTPS (SSL) instead of the regular website. This can be a real headache for webmasters, as most homepages are not designed to load fully secure (nor should they, as it makes the […]

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Responsive Design and Ecommerce

Tweet Responsive Web Design is all the rage these days. Everyone seems to be talking about it. Google is saying it’s the way to go. Most new designs tout some sort of responsive feature. What is it, and should you be using it? What is Responsive Design Responsive Design is nothing more than creating a […]

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Conflicting Javascript Frameworks

Tweet Why Javascript Frameworks are Used Javascript frameworks provide very convenient, compact methods for developers to manipulate the content and layout of web pages.  For example, if I were to create a javascript function to toggle the visibility of all paragraph elements on a page with the class “myclass”:   myclass”> when a button with […]

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5 Online Ways to Drive Customers Away From Your Site

The AmEx OPEN Forum ran an article, 5 Red Flags Your Business Might Be Waving. It looked at ways a traditional brick and mortar store can send customers to the competition.

As I was reading it, I was automatically converting this list into an online version. Here’s my “web-based” version…

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Customize Your 404 Not Found Page

Last month we took a look at when to use 301 redirects (and when NOT to use them). Many times, a 404 not found page / response is the better option.

However, a generic 404 not found page is not a good thing. Sure, the search engines don’t care either way, but your website is not built for the search engines, it’s built for your visitors…

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Best Practices – Do’s & Don’ts for File Names

Something as simple as a file name can easily cause problems with a website. Whether it’s an image that appears to be missing, a web page that shows HTML code, or an error on the website – these problems can all stem from a file name.

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