Simple Modal Popup

Posted on Wed, June 18, 2014 in Development Tips by Santiago Bendavid

At GRAYBOX, we are frequently ​building websites that require a modal popup to display and focus visitors on some content. With so many existing tools, plugins, and libraries, it has become a difficult task to select one that suits a client’s needs.

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Three Ways to Sell An Expensive Product Online

Posted on Mon, June 16, 2014 in eCommerce Tips, Web Design by Jason Bennett

Commerce is moving online (and has been for years) but most people still have some concern about making purchases on a website, especially when what you're planning on buying costs a lot of money. So, how do you sell an expensive product online? Here are three ways to improve your sales.

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Making a Comeback:  The Vertical Menu

Posted on Tue, June 03, 2014 in Web Design by Jon Haarstad

As responsive design has become more and more the norm in web development we can conclude that vertical navigation will never surpass its horizontal counterpart, right? Well, before we jump to that conclusion, let’s explore the benefits of vertical navigation.

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Magento Enterprise How to Create Banners & Banner Rotator Widgets inside Templates

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 in eCommerce Tips by Mark Middleton

Magento Enterprise has a remarkable set of features including the ability to manage banner advertising natively without the use of any add-ons. This gives you the flexibility to add banners, custom HTML, and other unique blocks of code and automatically tie the display to any number of promotional rules.

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From WordPress to ExpressionEngine - How to Transfer Your Data

Posted on Wed, May 28, 2014 in Development Tips by Mark Middleton

We are frequently presented with scenarios where we are needing to bring data into ExpressionEngine from WordPress.

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Internet Explorer Select Dropdown Arrow Solution: ChosenJS

Posted on Fri, May 23, 2014 in Development Tips, User Interface, Web Design by Kevin Carpenter

Browser testing can be one of the most daunting tasks for a web designer or developer especially when that scope includes IE8 and IE9. Besides the usual background-size and image fixes, the most difficult task to regulate is the dreaded select dropdown element.

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NetSuite Magento Integration

Posted on Fri, May 16, 2014 in eCommerce Tips by Jon Love

One answer to the difficult and time consuming evaluation process of knowing which software will best support the ecommerce and backend requirements of your business is the integration of NetSuite and Magento, a winning combination that allows for superior integration and future growth.

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Magento Editions: Enterprise vs Community

Posted on Wed, May 14, 2014 in Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips by Paul Weinert

At GRAYBOX, we love Magento. Yes, it’s complex and often hard to implement, but it’s a unique blend of power, flexibility, and affordability that really shines in a market chock-full of either too simple and underpowered tools, or overly complex applications that are too expensive. Magento is regularly our top recommendation for established and sophisticated ecommerce clients.

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Tweet & Share Like A Pro in 5 Minutes

Posted on Tue, May 06, 2014 in Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips, Internet Marketing by Alum

If you follow enough people or brands on Twitter, you’ll have noticed that many use nice friendly shortened links rather than the full, ugly ol’ URL you’d normally see in the address bar. Of course, Twitter shortens the longest links by default but using Twitter’s shortening is for rookies, not professionals. Get ready because you too can be tweeting & sharing like a pro in just 5 minutes.

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What is PhoneGap? Pros & Cons

Posted on Tue, February 11, 2014 in Development Tips by Kevin Carpenter

Apache Cordova (known by many as “PhoneGap“) is the most widely used by developers to create native applications. Cordova/PhoneGap developers write their mobile applications using HTML, JavaScript and CSS. These assets run in a “WebView” within a native application container on the target platform. It is essentially a web application packaged within a native application container where your JavaScript has access to device-level APIs that normal web applications would not. These include such things as: The camera, accelerometer, LEDs, GPS etc.

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