Magento Development

Magento Development

Okay, the question on everybody's mind (hopefully): how do I get in touch one of those rare, gifted, special Magento developers? Well, we have plenty of articles below related to that very question. Our premier piece, Hiring a Magento Web Developer, talks all about that. We also have articles related to Magento optimization, custom order numbers, Magento Netsuite integration, and sales tax modules. In addition, we published an article on why you should choose Hara Partners for Magento development. We’ve been working closely with Magento since their brand first hit the market in 2007. Our professionals first reverse-engineered the Magento software in early 2008 and ever since, we’ve been creating, customizing and integrating for our 250+ satisfied customers. The Hara Partners staff consist of a core carefully cultivated experts from fields spanning the business and eCommerce development spectra, and their hand-picked teams. Having experts from across all of business permits us to take a more holistic approach to Magento development in which we examine your business across its entire face – from marketing and sales strategies, to design and development and all the way to market analysis and long term planning. At Hara Partners we ascribe to the belief that without listening to the customer we’ll never be able to make them happy; and so we place a heavy emphasis on transparency and collaboration. In fact, you’ll play an integral role throughout the entire process, tasked with brainstorming, strategizing and decision making duties, as well as reviewing and okaying strategies, blueprints and mock-ups at carefully chosen checkpoints. And we’ll take pains to ensure our relationship doesn’t end when the project has been completed, instead we’ll be there to ease you through updates, help with new feature training and troubleshooting, and to handle any future development issues, whether they be business oriented or technical in nature.
  • Benefits of choosing a certified developer for developing a unique website

    Benefits of choosing a certified developer for developing a unique website

    Are you considering to choose the best Magento certified developer? Or a developer who can able to develop a business website?

    Today, every business owner need to know about the reflection of developing a web page for business purpose. Similarly, a website or dynamic e-commerce store reflects towards the business values and their power of building a company or brands.
    Continue reading


  • Criteria of Hiring Magento Developers

    Criteria of Hiring Magento Developers


    Magento Developers is a place where you can hire a professional who will develop a website for you according to your wishes and demands. It is a platform with a huge variety of features which will make your website one of a kind. Magento developers will combine the best features for your website. It is a platform which will help you get your dream store but to do so you should be aware of the questions which will get you the right man for the job. Here are some points which you should look into before hiring anyone for the task: Continue reading

  • Web developmentWeb design and web development in e-commerce

    Web design and web development have become a major player in the way we think about e-commerce. There is no one who will willingly go onto a site that has a terrible user experience. There is a correlation between an e-commerce web design and the success of the websites.  The web development sector is set to grow with more than 24% in the next three years. E-commerce web development is the main sector in web development.

    E-commerce Web development

    E-commerce web development is mainly done for customs e-commerce websites. In order to create a website, web developers need to code using python, c++ or java coding languages. Coding is the process of giving a computer or machine specific instructions to do. This is a highly complex task that needs the web developer to be well trained. To train for web development one can go to a web development boot camp or take an online Associate’s degree program for two years. Web development boot camps typically take 6 months. This gives the front end web developer a chance to learn how to develop e-commerce websites. The web development course is comprehensive.

    Web design and web development in e-commerce  

    Web designers and web developers have a big role to play in the e-commerce sector. Most e-commerce web templates are created by web designers and web developers. The difference between a web designer and a web developer is the fact that a web designer mostly is no the graphics designing sector. The web developer is the one who codes the entire e-commerce website. The web developer has got a more complex role in the e-commerce sector. The salaries also defer. The web developer earns more than the web designer.

  • How much does a Magento website cost?

    How much does a Magento website cost?

    Magneto is your first choice if you are running an online store due its quality, flexibility, credibility and customization. It is a huge platform giving you a proper commerce base. If you want to have a credible commerce platform you just need to buy a Magento website. Continue reading

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    The Very Best Way to Edit Magento Top Links

     

    In the past, we have explored the ways which let you add, edit and remove Magento Top Links.  Now, we have discovered an even better way to edit Magento Top Links.  Yes, you read that right.  We have an even better way to manage Magento Top Links.

    If you need to refresh your memory, Magento Top Links are the links you see in the header section of an eCommerce website.  Examples of these are:  My Cart, My Account, My Wishlist, and so on.  As many of you Magento experts know, the programming methods are constantly being revised.  This is to assure that Magento users can have the best experience utilizing the service as they possibly can.  Us Magento users can’t argue with that, can we?

    This new and improved way of editing links allows you to edit top files without having to edit core layout files, which may change when you update Magento utilizing a local .xml file.  Even better, you can add our own custom links without even touching any template files.  For those of you who are experiencing that Friday afternoon, brain-dead feeling, a custom link is when you customize the ending of a link to something which is more memorable or more simple to type.  Thereby, you are changing the random ending that is generated by your computer program.  Custom links are also referred to as vanity URLs.  Not to worry though, assuring that your link is memorable is not vain but sensible.  Since its specific terminology will attract more focalized attention to your site.

     

    Example

    This is an example of a normal link:  http://www.harapartners.com/hpblog/

    However, a customized link would look like this:  http://www.harapartners.com/hpblog/use-vsnap-increase-online-sales/

     

    So, now that we have refreshed your memory, let’s move on to the template file aspect.  Templates are the files which control how your WordPress site will be displayed on the worldwide web.  These files collect information from your WordPress material to create the HTML code.  This code is sent to the web browser.  The theme system on WordPress lets you determine as many templates as you like under the one theme.

    This way to edit Magento Top Links is a more effective way than the previous one we have told you about.  It is easier for you and is a smarter way of doing things.

     

    Editing Magento Top Links in Local.xml:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <layout version="0.1.0">

    <default>

    <reference name="root">

    <reference name="top.links">

    <!-- Add custom links. Pretty self-explanatory.

    Dig into app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Template/Links.php for more info -->

    <action method="addLink" translate="label title">

    <label>About Us</label>

    <url>about</url>  <!-- can use full url also -->

    <title>About Us</title>

    <prepare>true</prepare> <!-- set true if adding base url param -->

    <urlParams helper="core/url/getHomeUrl"/> <!-- base url - thanks @Russ! -->

    <!-- there are a few param you can send to do different things in <urlParams>

    dig into app/code/core/Mage/Core/Model/Url.php, around line 803 -->

     

    <!-- below adds #add-fragment to the end of your url -->

    <!-- <urlParams><_fragment>add-fragment</_fragment></urlParams> -->

     

    <!-- below adds ?add-query to the end of your url -->

    <!-- <urlParams><_query>add-fragment</_query></urlParams> -->

     

    <!-- below gives you a new session id (i think...)-->

    <!-- <urlParams><_nosid>true</_nosid></urlParams> -->

     

    <!-- below replaces double quotes, single quotes, greater than, and less than signs

    to their respective url escaped replacements (%22, %27, %3E, %3C) -->

    <!-- <urlParams><_escape>i'm-a-blog-url</_escape></urlParams> -->

     

    <position>1</position>

    <liParams/>

    <aParams>class="top-link-about-us"</aParams>

    <beforeText></beforeText>

    <afterText></afterText>

    </action>

     

    <!-- Removes 'My Account' link - Default position: 10 -->

    <action method="removeLinkByUrl"><url helper="customer/getAccountUrl"/></action>

     

    <!-- Removes 'Wishlist' link - Default position: 20 -->

    <!-- for Magento 1.3.x -->

    <action method="removeLinkByUrl"><url helper="wishlist/"/></action>

     

    <!-- for Magento 1.4.x -->

    <remove name="wishlist_link"/>

     

    <!-- Removes 'My Cart' AND 'Checkout' links

    Default position: 40 and 50 respectively -->

    <remove name="checkout_cart_link"/>

     

    <!-- To re-add 'My Cart' or 'Checkout' after removing both -->

    <block type="checkout/links" name="checkout_cart_link_custom">

    <action method="addCartLink"></action>

    <action method="addCheckoutLink"></action>

    </block>

    </reference>

    </reference>

    </default>

     

    <customer_logged_out>

    <!-- Removes 'Log In' link - Default position: 60 -->

    <reference name="top.links">

    <action method="removeLinkByUrl"><url helper="customer/getLoginUrl"/></action>

    </reference>

    </customer_logged_out>

     

    <customer_logged_in>

    <!-- Removes 'Log Out' link - Default position: 60 -->

    <reference name="top.links">

    <action method="removeLinkByUrl"><url helper="customer/getLogoutUrl"/></action>

    </reference>

    </customer_logged_in>

     

    </layout>

  • What is it?

    Everyone needs to keep track of edits, whether you're working on an essay or part of a team trying to remember which edit your boss wants... but no one can find it. (Keep your desktop tidy. I need to do the same. Using your desktop as a catchall is a bad idea.) Continue reading

  • Magento is an open source platform, which means that it can be downloaded for free. Magento Developers can modify the source code and add features and functionality by creating or installing add-ons and plug-ins as per your business requirement.

    Thousands of Magento developers from around the globe are simultaneously working to make it bigger, better and even more customizable than it already is. This not only results in a cost-efficient solution, it also provides a higher grade of quality for the product, since thousands of pairs of eyes are much more likely to catch bugs and find solutions than one pair of eyes.

    Magento can guarantee a personalized online interface experience that many other systems can’t. When you’re looking at resumes of Magento web developers, you’ll know if the prospective employee has Magento in his skillset if he knows how to make the best of Magento’s Web template system, which can generate multiple similar-looking pages and customize them.

    Job Description for Magento Web Developers:

    • We build highly interactive web sites and we want you to join us in building Magento based e-commerce stores.
    • We are passionate programmers who love to get into the 'zone' and look for the same in you.
    • We provide a great work environment for our Magento web developers and training to help you become the best programmer you can be.

    Responsibilities for the Magento Web Developer:

    • Magento web developers should have expert knowledge of XHTML/CSS and web technologies
    • Experience translating comps and wireframes into flexible and usable code templates
    • Knowledge of cross platform/browser compatibility (IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc.) for dynamic web applications
    • Magento web developers should have familiarity with web standards and best practices for load time reduction and accessibility
    • Knowledge of SEO best practices
    • Experience with source/version control software is a plus
    • Magento web developers should have basic familiarity with JavaScript frameworks and animation libraries and DOM manipulation
    • Basic familiarity with Ajax

    Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Magento web developers should understand project requirements, features, and user experience
    • Collaborate with team members to contribute interactive design ideas
    • Take ownership of end product and see it come to life

    - See more at: http://www.harapartners.com/careers/magento-development

  • custom magento development

    Good morning, Magento fans. All of you already know and recognize Hara Partners as the best ecommerce solution providers this side of Times Square. However, did you also know about our custom Magento development services?

    Entrepreneurs all over the world currently use Magento services to start their e-Commerce business up as it's easy to set up, and simple to work in. Custom Magento development is an indispensable service that any Magento company or company that works with Magento would be lost without. If you think this is a service that's missing from your business, why not read about some of the specificities entailed with custom Magento development below, so that you can get a better idea of what we can do for you..

  • We're able to develop every Magento store from scratch or carry If you’d like to we can develop Magento store from scratch or carry out your e-shop migration to this platform.
  • If you have a base but need some customization we can assist you with further Magento website development and maintenance adding required functionality and features.
  • We offer custom Magento plugins, modules and templates development for your online store.
  • We can also develop custom Magento extensions for you or update any extension to meet your requirements. We're always working on new software for all of our customers' needs. We can also offer you not only the customization of built-in Magento features but also the customization of the 3rd party extensions. At your request we can readily perform the modification of a ready commercial script or modify the source code.

    There are many tricks and turns associated with custom Magento development, but don't let the technicalities get in your way. We're the geeks here— and our job is to make your life easier. So when you're ready for that custom Magento work, do yourself a favor and send us a message as soon whenever you're good and ready. We'll be here waiting for you.

  • Are you looking for a job as an E-commerce Coordinator or Manager but don't have the experience or chance to prove yourself yet?

    We are looking for an entry-level candidate who is seeking a career in e-commerce & technology consulting as an operations person.

    This is a 3-month long unpaid boot camp. This e-commerce operations internship will provide you with relevant real-life traiing to work in any e-commerce and online store operations and merchandising role.

    The Deal

      1. This is a 3-month long boot camp.

    What We're Looking For

      1. Someone who's good at what they do and takes pride in it.
      2. A drive to work in a fast-paced technology company.
      3. Ability to analyze and assess situations, use common sense and provide an effective solution.

        What You Gain:

        1. A superb training by e-commerce experts
        2. Real-time monthly hosting experience networking events
        3. An introduction and referral to 20-40 e-commerce businesses

        Expectations:

        1. You will be exposed to a vast array of tasks around e-commerce, raning from product import, to merchandising, copy writing, seo management, to sales, customer service, server maintenance, and managing a store
        2. We want you to explore and document e-commerce processes
        3. You will learn processes in-depth and will receive guidance and reviews by experienced e-commerce professionals

        Requirements:

        1. Demonstrate why you would be the best candidate for this program
        2. Provide a strong writing sample, along with your history

        Responsibilities:

        1. Executes online content creation tied to product and promotion uploads for multiple ecommerce stores
        2. Works with design and programming teams to implement changes, new features, and bug fixes
        3. Facilitates online store settings and maintenance tied to products and promotions
        4. Manages online product catalog on a daily basis, add new items and maintain database
        5. Develops creative ideas and improvements for site content, enhancements and site functionality
        6. Assigns Ecommerce Merchandisers with inventory planning and sales reporting
        7. Prioritizes and manages product lines to ensure quick and accurate posting to the website
        8. Helps execute online marketing strategies & promotions
        9. Corrects issues on the site via ecommerce tools
        10. Executes, documents, and improves site operations and processes including merchandising
        11. Technical acumen for working with and troubleshooting online systems and tools
        12. Assists internal stakeholder with new site launches and major feature changes
        13. Stays informed on new digital solution trends and contributes to digital strategy development.
        14. Demonstrates ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure
        15. Is willing to work flexible hours, as needed, to hit deadlines

    - See more at: http://www.harapartners.com/careers/operations_intern#sthash.s0COZSW2.dpuf

  • The old adage claims that time is money, taken at face value this means it takes time to make money. But in the eCommerce world the opposite is true – if it takes your customers too long to make their way through your website they’ll just go somewhere else to spend.

    • 2 seconds - optimal page load time as per 47% of consumers.
    • 3 seconds of load time, after which 40% of consumers leave a page.
    • 7% - conversion reduction when load time slowed by 1 second.

    It doesn’t take more than a second of looking at these numbers to realize that your site had better run at peak performance if you expect to make any sales. This is especially true with Magento a platform famed for its complexity.

    Magento Optimization

    Optimizing Magento generally refers to availing oneself of a good caching set-up and some quality hardware, and of course having the right Magento partner to handle the operation is essential, as well. The folks at Magento set out to find out exactly how much of a difference a good cache set-up could make. For the control group in the experiment the Magneto optimization test team chose the most widely used set-up of Apache and MySQL. Once a baseline had been established the yMagento optimization team compared the results against two other set-ups, one in which the cache was optimized with Varnish and another using Nginx. The results were conclusive: use of an optimizing program boosted the performance of Magento by as much as 500% compared to the standard set-up. SThe full results table is shown below, some of the highlights include page load times lowered from .47 to 0.002 seconds and possible daily catalogue views were raised from 79.5 million without optimization to over 373 million with an optimized set-up.

    Magento Optimization Image credit: Magento

    Don’t miss out on getting your piece of the e-pie – get your Magento optimization done by Hara Partners, contact us to find out how.

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