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All the latest news and thoughts from the worlds of Design, Development and the Internet

Ways to impove your skills at work

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Jade Lambourne

As a new addition to the Dimasoft team, I was encouraged to see my boss’ business partner share this image on a popular social networking site as these are all attributes I value in people I work with. Bluntly put, you have nothing stopping you from exhibiting these traits. Unfortunately, I was unable to trace […]

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Snapchat for Business

Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Jade Lambourne

What is Snapchat? Snapchat is a social networking mobile App that enables users to send edited images and short videos to each other- which are automatically deleted after a period of time. As of May 2015, there were 2 billion photos and videos being sent per day, and Snapchat Stories (another content recording format within […]

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Making LinkedIn Work

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Jade Lambourne

  Some perspective One thing to remember about LinkedIn is that the average amount of time spent on LinkedIn in a month is 20 minutes; to put that into perspective, 20 minutes is the average amount of time spent on Facebook in a DAY. In 2014, LinkedIn accounted for 2% of Europe’s social sharing. It’s […]

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The Importance of Social Media Marketing

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Jade Lambourne

This blog will explore why companies, large and small need to think about social media in their marketing strategies Why Social Media Marketing? Social Media currently fuels a LOT of marketing content and strategy (in 2016). Since 1991, when the World Wide Web was developed, communities of people sharing a common interest have gathered from […]

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Web Design for E-Commerce

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin

The last few years have seen dramatic shifts in both the aesthetic and functional approaches to web design. As we have all seen first hand, the way we interact with the internet has evolved as new technologies have developed and become commonplace in our homes, at work and on the move.

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Magento Architecture

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin

Understanding the Magento Architecture is an important concept; whether installing a new Magento theme or creating one yourself, it will help you become a better developer and make Magento development much more enjoyable. Magento themes can be purchased directly from the Magento Connect marketplace; here you can also find hundreds of professional plugins often with […]

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Magmi

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin

Installing Configuring Magmi Magmi is a mass importer used with magento to increase the efficiency of product imports and updates. Magento does have a standard product importer however it has proven to be inefficient for mass imports and Magmi aimed to solve this is by creating a database client.

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Common Magento Functions

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin

When developing in Magento, sooner or later you will need to retrieve or save product data to the database. Below are some of the most commonly used models and functions that can be used to achieve this.

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Magento Log Rotation

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by admin

Magento log files can become very large and if not properly cared for can cause issues as you can run out of space and ultimately stop your Magento website from functioning.   Logrotate is a powerful utility built into Linux as standard and can be used to rotate Magento logs to keep them under control. Logrotate […]

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Cicada 3301 – Will it be solved?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by admin

There are many who may be unaware of Cicada 3301, the mysterious organisation that has lead the internet on a scavenger hunt through websites, phones and even geographical locations on three occasions already.

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