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Drupal 7 – Performing Minor Version Updates

Drupal is a powerful Content Management System (CMS). In fact it’s power and flexibility would lead some people to more correctly describe it as a Content Management Framework (CMF). The power comes from a higher level of abstraction than is typically available to WordPress projects. However, in some ways it is more time intensive than […]

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20 June, 2016, Written by 0 comment

Most Popular Google Fonts

Infographic courtesy of Google Fonts .

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16 March, 2015, Written by 0 comment

PrestaShop InfoGraphic

Infographic courtesy of Prestashop Modules

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13 March, 2015, Written by 0 comment

LINE for Small Business Marketing

The communication application LINE was launched in Japan in 2011 and subsequently taken the country by storm. Line became Japan’s largest social network in 2013, bigger than Facebook or Twitter. It is one of only 13 apps to have more than 1 million downloads from the Google Play store. According a survey, about 60% of […]

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29 September, 2014, Written by 0 comment

7 Business Myths About Japan

Most people who don’t live in Japan see the country from abroad through the filter of main stream media and pop culture. Japan might inspire images of Zen gardens, manic TV game shows or anime cos-play otaku. More often than not the stereotyped image of Japanese life is more fiction than reality. The world of […]

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15 September, 2014, Written by 0 comment

5 Tips for Working With Your Web Designer

So you have an idea for a project but you need to hire a web designer to bring your dream to fruition. You’re not a web guru with intimate knowledge of design or programming so you need help. Maybe you’ve found somebody who seems knowledgeable, experienced and skillful enough for the role. You can communicate […]

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20 August, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Why choose PrestaShop over BigCommerce?

  In July the Magento management team dropped a bombshell on their estimated 10,000 Magento Go users by announcing that in February 2015 the eBay owned online store network will go dark. They are recommending that users of their e-commerce service migrate to the competing Bigcommerce platform. But is that really the best option for […]

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4 August, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Better Calls to Action – 16 Point Checklist

Never assume that new users on your website will know what action you want them to take. As the owner of the site, you need to provide them with appropriate clues. If you have an e-Commerce site, you want them to click the “Add to Cart” button. If your site is there to generate sales […]

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23 June, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Multi-Currency E-commerce in Japan

E-commerce is growing at an incredible pace. In 2013 the worldwide value of e-commerce transactions was $1033.7 billion with the USA ($384.8B), China ($181.6B), UK ($141.5B) and Japan ($140.4B) the biggest markets. Global e-commerce is expected to increase another 28% by 2016. What these numbers demonstrate is that there are huge business opportunities awaiting for […]

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13 June, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Use a Favicon

What’s a favicon and why should you use one? A favicon is that little icon in the left of your browser tab. When you bookmark a site, this icon also appears in your bookmarks list. Why use one? The same reason you need a decent logo: 1) To look professional 2) Branding How to do […]

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7 May, 2014, Written by 0 comment