Let’s do some themes

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Before 2 – 3 mounts ago I took a decision to invest some time and money and to try my luck on the market for themes for Magento.

I said, why not. Lets do some probes and to see are there possibilities for business in this area. Even more … with this I will put something in my empty portfolio ( I will put my logo on something ). Cool ahhhh …, isn’t it?

I had need of designer!

I had a chance to meet Ivo Ivanov aka Pixel Ninja. According to me he is one of the best designers in Bulgaria.

Well … the first design is ready and I rub one’s hands to cut it.

Thank you Pixel Ninja. Hope that will be one good partnership and we will work together in the future.

For curious here are some screen shots:

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Magento: <action method=”whatCanICall” />

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Every work day I start with cup of coffee and routine check of my @ box. Something else I don’ t miss is to check some of the popular Magento information sources. At the beginning of this week I found something interesting and I think, that it’s possible to be interesting to my visitors.

Alan Storm has created extension called Developer Manual. I think, that it might be helpful to every Magento developer …. from beginner to guru … I recommend to check the screencast in the original article.

This extension helps to see list of methods, that you can call inside block tag in your layout files.

I think, that it’s not needed to repeat the words of the author, so if you are interested please read next article:
Reference for Magento Block Action Methods

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Magento: Programmatically cleanup product text attributes

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Quick Overview

This post may help if you want to do mass replace of strings of your product text attributes and it describes just one of many possible ways to do it.

My situation

While I was working on my last project, client reported next problem:

“We have some strange symbols in product description, short description and other text attributes. Can you fix them?”
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ePay BG & Magento

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About 8 months ago I “married” Magento and the Bulgarian electronic payments system ePay.bg.

Download from GitHub: ePay BG extension for Magento

Let me begin by mentioning the things that have made a good impression on me:

  1. The system works well and people are successfully using it to pay their utility bills, to do some online shopping and so on.
  2. The time needed for the ePay.bg support team to respond to my inquiries was under 5 minutes. The answers were adequate, comprehensive and written in a high style.

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Hello world!

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Hello, Dear Visitor.

I am happy to have you reading my blog and will be even happier if you find the articles here useful. The subject matter that I would like to cover here is web development and specifically some tricks around Magento.

Magento and my impressions…

I know that Magento is an open source E-Commerce platform and I can only add that the list of the companies utilizing Magento speaks enough …. For more check http://www.magentocommerce.com/showcase.

I checked my data archives and found the date of my first Magento project – 13 February 2009. At that time, I had a good background experience with CSS, HTML, Java Script and Cake PHP, but know nothing about Magento. With some advice from colleagues and some reverse engineering, I managed to complete the project.
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