Full Page Cache and Challenges Associated With It

Posted on Tue, October 02, 2018 in Web Development by Tyler Vigeant

Full Page Caching (FPC) saves a copy of an entire page for a large group of users so that it can then load the saved copy of the page at a later date instead of building the page again. Caching an entire page can be problematic when the page contains user-specific content like a counter with the number of products in a customer’s cart, or a welcome message with the customer’s name.

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3 Important Things You Need to Know About Redesigning Your Website

Posted on Tue, September 11, 2018 in Web Design, Web Development, User Experience by Haleema Mian

What are your potential reasons behind the change? Whatever the change may be, understanding what your purpose or reason is behind the change is vital to creating a sustainably appealing and effective website moving forward. Your website is often the first impression a potential client will have of your business. In many instances it should be your highest performing sales rep. Your site is oftentimes your one and only chance to accurately convey who you are, what you do, and why your business is unique. For these reasons it’s critically important that the first step in redesigning your...

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How Can I Improve My Website Load Speed?

Posted on Fri, August 10, 2018 in Web Development, Analytics & Reporting, User Experience by Haleema Mian

Website load time can mean you’re not only losing new users, but existing customers will also not want to wait around for your site to load. In such a fast-paced society, time matters and more so in this case, each second counts. Although losing users because of load speed can be extremely nerve-wracking, depending on your web hosting platform, you can still do a lot to improve your website speed.

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GDPR: How it Could Effect your Ecommerce Store

Posted on Thu, May 24, 2018 in Web Development, Digital Marketing, eCommerce by Mike Grill

Everyone is talking about GDPR and what it might mean for the internet, but what, specifically does GDPR mean for your ecommerce store? How can you make sure you are GDPR compliant in the off chance someone from the EU orders from your website? We get into some of the specifics of the GDPR policy and what it means for ecommerce stores in this article.

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Google Chrome and Firefox Distrusts Symantec SSL Certificates - How to Protect Your Site

Posted on Mon, February 12, 2018 in Web Design, Web Development, Digital Marketing, eCommerce by Tyler Vigeant

With the recent release of Chrome 63, Google started warning developers of the impending distrust of Symantec SSL certificates, (about one sixth of all SSL certificates in use today,) as well as those issued by other Subordinate Certificate Authorities that use the Symantec root certificate like GeoTrust, VeriSign, Equifax, Thawte and RapidSSL. As the defacto industry leader on browser security, this is part of Google’s three step plan to punish Symantec for mis-issuing certificates and Firefox has followed suit.

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Smart Home Now, Smart Office Tomorrow!

Posted on Mon, January 22, 2018 in Web Development, User Experience by Jacques Desormiere

​Who has never forgotten, or thought he forgot to turn the lights off in his living room, after leaving for work? Today, if you decide to invest in smart technology and the IOT, this becomes a problem of yesterday.

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Shopify or BigCommerce, Which Ecommerce Platform is Right for You?

Posted on Wed, December 13, 2017 in Web Development, eCommerce, Shopify by David Hughes

To help ecommerce businesses weigh their platform options, we’ve created a whitepaper comparing two big software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platforms, Shopify and BigCommerce.

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Mid-market Ecommerce Solutions: Magento 2, BigCommerce Enterprise, and Shopify Plus

Posted on Tue, December 12, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, eCommerce, Magento, Shopify by David Hughes

Which is the best platform for your ecommerce business? At GRAYBOX, ecommerce is a bit of a sweet spot and we love getting this question because the answer really is – it depends on your particular business case.

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Shopify Advanced or Shopify Plus, Which Platform Fits Your Needs?

Posted on Fri, November 03, 2017 in Web Design, Web Development, eCommerce, Shopify by Mike Grill

To help businesses decide on which Shopify platform is right for them, we've written an in-depth comparison between Shopify Advanced and Shopify Plus.

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Holiday Code Freeze & Preparing Your Site for Black Friday - Cyber Monday

Posted on Thu, October 26, 2017 in Web Development, Business Operations, eCommerce, Magento, Shopify by David Hughes

As ecommerce retailers are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) it's considered best practice to have a holiday code freeze. What are the special website considerations tied to Black Friday Cyber Monday?

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