Online shopping has become a daily routine — more and more people are purchasing stuff on the web. Naturally, e-shop owners wish to make their business attractive, yet extremely functional for customers. And, the latest web design trends often play a role in a venture’s success or failure. We’ve passed a milestone of 6 months and already seen the coolest trends in web design this year. Is there any sense to make predictions for 2018? Absolutely! (more…)
We go on exploring the ecommerce world full of ends and outs. Make sure you’ve already checked the Part 1 of this article. The subject of discussion is navigation specifications essential in ecommerce. In a perfect world, your customers can find any item they’re looking for with no product page use. That’s why search menu should be given a special consideration to while being simple and easy to navigate. (more…)
In the article, I’m going to consider navigation specifications. Moreover, some advice how to design a header is handed out. (more…)
The second part of the answers to the most frequently asked questions (click here to see Part 1).
What is the difference between a template and a block?
A template is a .phtml file containing HTML markup and PHP calls needed to display structured data. Every template is bound to a definite block and the keyword $this refers to a block. A block in its turn is an object with a PHP class assigned and a template from where data is sent.
The Magento ORM is used by the Repository implementations that are part of the Magento 2 service contracts. This is an important variation from Magento 1, as a module should no longer rely on other modules using a specific ORM, and instead of it use only the entity repositories. The service contracts will be covered in more details in the second part of the article. (more…)