Google’s Chrome browser has risen through the ranks of browsers to become the most popular choice among Internet users, but it does a lot more than just pull up sites. Google was nice enough to include something called Developer Tools with Chrome that allows you to inspect, test, monitor, measure, and analyze your site. In short, you can get just about all the information you need on a site to figure out how to fix problems, make changes, and more.
These tools are perfect for working through a number of the different problems site owners face when trying to troubleshoot or improve their domains.
- Need to figure out which CSS element controls a certain link or image? Right click on the item in question, select “Inspect Element”, and then see all the associated CSS in the bottom right.
- Site loading problems? Open up the Developer Tools while on the Console tab and see what errors show up when you refresh the page.
- Want to modify the code to see what happens? Make changes to your HTML and CSS right in Chrome and get a real time preview of what the site will look like.
There’s a lot more you can do with Chrome so check out our support page, read up on Google, and get to improving your site today.
The Commative Team
It is a busy weekend here at Commative. Not only have we just launched a very useful Magento Twitter feed extension to help keep your Magento store fresh and up to date by including recent twitter feeds. Today, we included an additional color theme to complement Ultimento’s existing themes and home pages. This new Natural Magento theme from Commative includes a wrap effect around the top navigation bar, a more “natural” green look as well as a more textual background effect.
With this latest color palette and the three home page layouts already available with Ultimento 3, all Ultimento customers now have nine different choices of unique Magento templates (and all of it available within you own Magento admin panel with a few clicks). And that doesn’t even begin to include the customization options that comes with Ultimento to make the site fit your particular look and feel with just a few easy edits.
To see this theme and all the other themes and homepages from Ultimento, please see our demo site. Hope these themes will help add some color and fun to your Magento store!
The Commative Team.
Twitter is big. Really big. Like 465 million accounts, 1 million new accounts every day, 400 million visits a month, 180 million tweets a day big! If you want to get the word out about whatever it is you do, there are few ways better than Twitter.
Knowing how critical it is to keep your customers engaged, Commative is proud to announce the Magento Twitter Extension! This tool will allow you to directly integrate your twitter feed on any Magento page. Visitors can get insightful information, see how active you are, and follow you online. See the Commative homepage and Ultimento demo page to see the extension in action.
As part of our official launch we’re putting the Magento Twitter Extension on sale for a limited time for just $49. Get the extension that gets your customers in the know!
The @Commative Team
A shout-out to some of our Latin American customers! This Brazilian store has taken our Ultimento package and done a great job using the built-in promotional capabilities of the theme. The site has a very good use of sliders, banners and images to help get the customers’ attention.
You can see the entire site on http://www.kuku.com.br/
As we mentioned earlier, Google is rapidly transitioning its shopping search functionality to an AdWords style listing system. Yes, it will mean you’ll have to spend money to get listed on Google product search, but you’ll also be able to add a wealth of product information to that feed, showcase your store, and will gain visibility to more data and pre-configured analysis than ever before.
To help with this migration Google is running a new promotion where store owners can get 10% off all ads through the end of the year if they create new listings by August 15th, 2012! Additionally, existing Product Search merchants can get a $100 AdWords credit simply by filling out a form by August 15th, 2012.
Google wants to compete against Amazon in the online e-commerce space and we highly recommend you get on board. Read more about the upcoming changes on the Google Shopping page and get selling!
The Commative Team
It’s not the end of the world, but pay attention, this is important.
No software is impervious to bugs and sadly Magento is no exception. Magento is built on the Zend Framework in which a new system vulnerability has been discovered, and you should take the necessary steps to protect yourself.
This security issue has already been addressed and a patch already exists for both Magento Community and Magento Enterprise editions. If you’re able to upgrade you can also move to the latest editions of both packages which already have the fix incorporated.
Please see Magento’s officials post on the Zend Framework vulnerability and make your site safe!
The Commative Team
Commative is happy to announce the release of Ultimento 3.1! This is our first major update to Ultimento 3 and it brings way more to the table than just bug fixes.
Super Exploded Menu – We took our Exploded Menu and made it Super with static block integration! Now you can include images, videos, anything you want into your menus to really catch your customers’ attention.
New Home Pages – We created two new homepage layouts to give you a different starting point for making your site look more product focused or promotional.
Lazy Loader – We’ve modified our lazy loader to be more streamlined than ever. Images will intelligently load only when needed so customers wont see a slowdown even on image heavy pages.
Twitter Integration – Twitter is now more flexible than ever. Dynamically integrate your Twitter feeds anywhere on the site with a few simple lines of code.
Various Fixes – Yes, even we have bugs from time to time and we’ve cleaned up a few minor issues that were reported by users. See our release notes for more details.
We think Ultimento is better than ever. If you’re already on the software upgrading is easy and if not, now’s the time to take the plunge!
The Commative Team
Here is another well-designed online store using Ultimento 3. It is a great example of the flexibility we have built into this leading Magento template to make it easy to get the look and feel the store needs to match the logo and product category.
You can see the full store by going to http://www.modern-store.com/