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Product Categories and UX: What You Need to Consider

Product Categories and UX

When a user visits your eCommerce site, their eyes tend to move the same way they would read a book. For most of your shoppers, that is going to be from left to right, top to bottom. It’s known as the F pattern. That means, generally speaking, your site visitors will instinctively be viewing your […]

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Agile vs Waterfall in Modern Web Design

Agile vs Waterfall

When most people think of the website development process, the waterfall approach still guides their decisions. But agile web development is proving to be a preferred methodology while revealing the flawed process of the traditional waterfall. So what exactly are the differences in agile vs waterfall design? Both the waterfall and agile methods share many […]

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Sorting Numeric Search Facets in Miva

Sorting Numeric Search Facets

Search facets are an eCommcerce staple; they allow you, the store owner, to categorize and differentiate between your items without having an unruly number of product categories. And they allow your shopper to see the available options, and find what they need easily. Unfortunately, you’ll find you run into trouble if you need to sort […]

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How to Write a Customer Satisfaction Survey That Actually Gets Responses

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Customer satisfaction surveys are an incredibly powerful tool; they can provide you with the knowledge you need to make significant changes to your UX (user experience) design. But they don’t get nearly enough use. Have you ever wished you could know exactly what shoppers do and do not like about your site? That wish likely […]

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How to Display Stock Status for Attributes in Miva

Display stock status

The powerful product attribute abilities in Miva allow you to offer your shoppers a very wide variety of items without having to upload and maintain thousands of combinations. But there are limitations that may prevent your customers from having a truly intuitive experience in your store. One of these limitations is the inability to display […]

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Alternatives to Pop-Ups On Your Site

Alternatives To Pop-Ups

Pop-up alternatives can make all the difference in your user experience, and your resulting analytics. Don’t let the necessity of delivery fast information overtake the UIUX of your site. Pop-ups have been around since the dawn of time… as far as the internet goes, at least. They were originally primarily used for advertising; the digital […]

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DIY Website vs. Professional – Do You REALLY Need UX/UI?

DIY Website vs. Professional

Since the dawn of the handyman, people have been trying to weigh the benefits of “DIY vs. Professional”. That hasn’t changed as we moved into the tech era. As a web development company, you probably expect that we’ll tell you, you should hire a developer. But that’s not necessarily the case. We don’t want our […]

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User Experience Should Drive Your Site Decisions

User Experience

You may have come across the term UI/UX – or something very similar – while managing your site. It stands for User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). Simply put, it’s the way users interact with your website. Obviously, it’s a big category and can apply to a lot of facets of your business. And […]

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Improve Page Speed With Lazy Load

Page Speed Deferred Loading

When considering your site’s health and performance, the subject of site page speed comes up pretty immediately. It’s important to your users, it’s important to Google, and it should be important to you. This information is all over the internet, so we won’t get too in-depth in this post. But to make sure we’re all […]

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Advanced Shipping Calculator To Drive Conversions

Advanced Shipping Calculator

Basket shipping calculators and estimators have found a place in almost every Miva store these days. But in our opinion, they aren’t quite performing up to snuff. So the Glendale developers have come up with a solution to help you drive conversions. If you keep up with our blog posts (hint: you should!), you’ll know […]

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