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Did you know that electronic commerce (eCommerce) is responsible for more than $200 billion dollars changing hands every year? In fact, the WSJ believes that number will balloon to $327 billion by 2016. If you’d like to capitalize on this trend and add eCommerce functionality to your Drupal website - whether it is a blog, community, or organization centerpiece - it can be done by utilizing several contributed modules.


When embarking on just about any data migration project, it’s important to have a strategy in place to ensure a smooth transition. This might seem like a no-brainer, but often migration services can be performed without adequate testing and oversight, resulting in lost data, reductions in performance, and a negative impact on user experience.


We are often asked how to incorporate eCommerce into Drupal sites. Drupal is known for its content management capabilities, but on its own it is not an eCommerce solution. There are, however, several options available for your business if you want a Drupal eCommerce solution.


Learn how to improve site performance and load times with these 4 quick optimization tips.

Check out the latest on Drupal 8, some interesting news out of web hosting, and scalable, modular architecture for CSS. It was a good week for web development and design news! 

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Drupal 8 in pictures

jQuery performance issues are more common than they should be, causing dreadful load times and a poor user experience.  Here are some quick tips that can help you optimize jQuery code like a pro and, in turn, your website’s performance.

What is Parallax Web Design? – Definitions, Tips, and Considerations

The phenomenon of parallax scrolling website design is growing in popularity across the internet, bringing the user experience to a new interactive level of online viewing. With web designers and developers constantly exploring new ways to make their web presence more appealing to their sites’ visitors through engaging visuals and functionality, parallax scrolling has taken hold as the new frontier of user experience.

 


Here are the links I found most useful for web design, development and just in general this week. Hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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WebGL, SPDY/3, new dev tools & more confirmed for IE 11 in Win 8.1


I'm always on the lookout for exciting ideas and new technologies to broaden my knowledge of web development and design. Each week, I'll be posting links to articles on development, design and other miscellanious information that I find interesting. What follows are the highlights of the links I've recently discovered. I hope you find them as useful as I did.