This week, Magento, the e-commerce content management system used by top development teams around the world, announced the public release of Magento 2.0, ushering in a new era of online sales. Saderra is pleased to announce we are among the first web development agencies to take advantage of the new platform. Magento 2.0 offers enhanced performance and scalability, new features to boost conversion rates, and business agility and productivity improvements.
Magento has long been the leader in B2C and B2B e-commerce platforms and Saderra’s values align with the open source mentality of the brand. We are excited to bring many of Magento 2.0’s new features to our clients, including increased customization, modern theming, and automated testing. Magent0 2.0 also allows for increased scalability and decreased product set up, meaning your site will be up and running faster than ever.
For those unfamiliar with what Magento offers, Magento 2.0 is the best way to connect you with your customers and offers integration with secure and trusted payment partners, including PayPal, Braintree, and Authorize.net. Additionally, the integrated support we offer with Stripe allows for your store to now accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. This ability to allow customer to make purchases with a simple scan of their fingerprint has been proven to increase sales.
I remember the 90’s. I was a wizard using Dreamweaver, and I was one of the best Cold Fusion developers in the world. I could table up a website in my sleep. I could output an Access database with my eyes closed. I rocked tags most people web developers today have never even heard of.
Then came div tags. Div tags were great back in the day. It allowed your website content to reformat based upon the size of the browser. We had almost four different screen sizes back then, so that was pretty important. Admittedly, most of the browsers didn’t support div tags the same way, so presentation was severely hampered. Ultimately, tables won out in the front-end coding world.
If you wanted a content management system, you needed to custom build it. Tools like Joomla, WordPress, or even Movable Type were years away, so any sort of coding required custom development. This is one of the primary reasons I was so focused on Cold Fusion. To tell you the truth, I still like Cold Fusion, but that’s neither here nor there. One of the interesting, niche tricks I had up my sleeve was my mastery of Server Side Includes. This technology was ridiculously fast, and provided the ability of parting out straight HTML. (more…)