Internet Explorer Select Dropdown Arrow Solution: ChosenJS

Posted on Fri, May 23, 2014 in Web Design, Web Development, User Experience 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 Web Development, eCommerce, Magento 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 Web Development, Business Operations, eCommerce, Magento 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 Digital Marketing, Business Operations, eCommerce 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 Web Development 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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5 jQuery Snippets Every Developer Should Have Handy

Posted on Fri, January 31, 2014 in Web Design, Web Development, User Experience by Kevin Carpenter

By changing the scrollTop value we can change where we want the scrollbar to land, in my case I used a value of 0 because I want it to go to the very top of our page, but if I wanted an offset of 100px I could just type 100px in the function. So all we are really doing is animating the body of our document throughout the course of 800ms until it scrolls all the way to the top of the document.

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7 Tips for Importing Products into Magento

Posted on Sun, January 26, 2014 in Web Development, eCommerce, Magento by Mark Middleton

Getting products into Magento (Magento Enterprise, Magento Community or Magento Go) presents many challenges that can be solved with just a few key practices. Follow these simple steps to ensure your imports go smoothly.

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Do You Ignore Your .Gitignore?

Posted on Tue, January 21, 2014 in Web Development by Alum

I have come to find that a lot of people are confused about .gitignore. Let’s talk a bit about what the file does, how to interact with it, and how to know if it’s not ignoring files like it should.

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We Love PDX

Posted on Mon, January 20, 2014 in GRAYBOX News by Jason Bennett

Just over ten years ago, I moved to Portland from Garden City, Kansas. At the time, I didn’t know much about Portland. I just knew I wanted an opportunity to do something new with my life. Southwestern Kansas didn’t provide much for a young, creative kid looking to leave his mark on the world. It didn’t take long for me to recognize that Portland was the best place for a guy like me.

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Weird Tip: Using localhost to merge folders on OS X

Posted on Mon, January 06, 2014 in Web Development by Alum

Every now and then, a developer might find themselves needing to merge two folders on their local file system - like when updating several modules for EE without wanting to traipse up and down the file tree.

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