Magento

E-commerce platforms: a software comparison

Selling products and services online – it’s easier today than ever before. The opposite is true of choosing the right shop system: when searching for the best solution, online merchants are confronted by an almost endless range of professional e-commerce software. But which product meets the requirements of your own online project? Our website comparison provides you with clues and a clear comparison of the individual shop systems. [...]  

TYPO3 – the CMS with greater functionality

TYPO3, while lesser-known in the US, is one of the most popular content management systems in Europe. This is because the CMS offers endless solutions for web design, although it is quite complex to use. As part of our series on content management systems, we will take you through a comprehensive guide of TYPO3, to find out who it is suited for and which plugins and functions the software offers. [...]  

Contao: the sleek CMS solution at glance

The right content management system (CMS) is fundamental for every successful web project. Known names, like WordPress or TYPO3, dominate the market, but there are alternative CMSs. With their sleeker yet-still-adequate range of functions, such options often prove to be the better choice. One such example is Contao. The open sources solution wins over users with intuitive user interface, selection of practical extensions, and web accessible set-up. The system also offers interesting perspectives for e-commerce needs. [...]  

Shop system or CMS – what’s the difference?

Until recently, content management systems (CMS) and online shop solutions have been developing separately from one another, each with its own set of strengths. But the recently-developed umbrella term ‘content commerce’ shows that a merger is taking place, in which differences between both applications are becoming more and more blurred. How does this trend influence the development and the interplay of CMSs and e-commerce solutions? And which system is most suitable for your needs? [...]  

Magento: an introduction to the open source software

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web stores with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more powerful and versatile choice for those who want to build a web store. [...]  

Setting up an online store: The basics

If you’re planning to set up an online store, you have a lot to consider. Amongst other things, your checklist will include applying for a business license, developing a concept, and calculating your finances. But don’t despair! A host of webstore programs and optimization functions are on hand to help you succeed. [...]  

Create your own product photos

One advantage brick-and-mortar retailers have over their e-commerce counterparts is that customers are able to experience products with all of their senses before they’re purchased. Online shopping, on the other hand, only provides potential customers with descriptions and product photos. What follows is that high-quality photos are all the more important for online shops. Find out how to create your own professional-grade photos. [...]  

Plone: the web accessibility-friendly CMS at a glance

Experts consider the open source CMS, Plone, to be one of the best systems for developing web presences for public institutions. This is partly due to the CMS’s high security standards, but also because of its web-accessible nature. Sites set up with Plone CMSs are readily available for users at any time. [...]