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Recently the Joomla Project released a major update - Joomla! 3.7 (followed almost inevitably by a quick couple of bug/security releases - we're now at 3.7.2). As I mentioned in another article, Joomla! 3.7 has been the software update that I've most looked forward to this year to-date. In the following, I'll look at some of my highlights of Joomla! 3.7.

Read more: Joomla 3.7.2 Released

Sale countdowns are standard user interface elements. They work as a prompt to encourage visitors to convert before a sale or special offer ends. In this post I'll show you how you can create one in Magento 1.

Read more: A Sales Countdown for Magento

boohooSwatches are a nice user interface (UI) feature to to help users navigate your product catalogue. They provide a visual shortcut when you have a product that comes in colour variations, like a dress. For this very reason, swatches are popular in fashion sites.

However,  our client required something slightly different from the default swatch functionality that comes with Magento. Here I'll explain the requirement and how we satisfied it.



Read more: Magento - Custom Attribute as Swatches

Product carousels are another popular User Interface (UI) device used on e-commerce websites in particular. In this how-to I'll show one method of easily creating one.

Read more: How To Write A Magento Product Carousel

Sometimes, specially approaching Xmas or other holiday, you may need to temporarily change the style of elements of your Magento website - perhaps adding a new banner or changing the look and feel of an existing element. Most of time this can be achieved by editing or adding static blocks. However, there are times when this isn't enough.

Read more: Load Temporary CSS in Magento

Everybody likes fast loading websites, especially your users and Google (speed is a ranking factor). For this reason, the recent release of PHP7 is important.

Read more: Improving Website Speed - PHP7

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