Archive for May, 2012

Advantages of Magento E-Store Templates

What is e-commerce platform?

In general e-commerce platform is a CMS/engine for driving your online store through user-friendly backend. You don’t need any specific programming skills to update your shop, because editing is usually made with visual editors. You can easily enable/disable “native” features, like Featured Products, Discount Coupons, Bestsellers, Payment/Shipping Modules and hundreds of others in the backend. If you need additional functions, it’s possible to download free or paid solutions from official sites and add them to your platform.

TemplateTuning offers multiple solutions for easy online shop creation: OsCommerce, Zen-Cart, Magento, VirtueMart, PrestaShop, etc.

Why Magento?

Magento templates are templates for Magento CMS. So the templates inherit all basic functions of the CMS and sometimes even offer additional functions.

Premium Magento templates include:

  • unlimited categories/products,

  • multi language support,

  • currency switcher,

  • customizable additional fields for each product (ex. color, size),

  • customizable/automatic new products block on homepage,

  • reviews,

  • search/advanced search, etc

Will you give me a magic wand to develop a perfect shop?

No, but Magento developers have added a lot of magic runes and spells to help you make your online shop much better than thousands of other shops.

Magento has a number of specific features, that made it so popular. They include:

  • Related products – now you can assign a few products to every product, that will be displayed in a block like “You also may be interested in”. This block is very important for any online shop, because it allows you to show your visitors similar products on the same page.
  • Up-sells and cross-selling products – you can also assign additional products from a different related category to your products: chargers to cell phones, wrapping to flowers, coolers to processors, etc. This is another unobtrusive way to show more products to your visitors. Owners of large online shops say, that 20-40% of accessories product category is sold like this.
  • SEO features – Magento has all necessary SEO tools to make your website search engines friendly: meta keywords, titles and descriptions for homepage, static pages, product/category pages, xml sitemap, SEF URLs, etc.

  • Attributes – perhaps one of the most important Magento specific feature. It allows owners add specific filters for their products and allow customers filter products by clicking links in the left/right column. It allows you to filter results by price and by any custom filters (like color, size, manufacturer, number of items, etc).

  • Multi shop – the feature allows you to have a few different shops under the same roof. You can run a few online shops using the same admin page, set common settings for all shops and add specific settings/products to different shops.

As a conclusion, we’d like to say, that if you’re looking for a powerful solution for your online shop, Magento templates will be the best choice.

Hello, Summer!

The last days of spring go by… We’ve just realized, that spring 2012 is almost over, and finally we meet summer! Hurray!

Summer… What a sweet word for those who enjoy being out, sports, the sun, outdoor activities, seaside, traveling, warmth, bright colors around! I bet that you will find so many things to be done during 3 summer months and so many interesting activities to get involved into!

By the way, we have created many nice templates specifically for summer camps and sport stores. I would assume that in summertime one does not want to spend much time indoors. And if you plan to build up a website, but lack time or knowledge for this (and also have no desire to get stuck into the monstrous maze of programming), feel free to contact us.

Our templates have attractive design and cool functionality, and if you wish to have more specific functional features – welcome to Template Tuning customization studio! We will gladly help you with a choice of template (and we will definitely find the one which perfectly meets your needs and requirements) and also offer you a huge range of customization services! Enter our LIVE CHAT and feel free to ask questions.

Get a good start of summer with a new website!

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What Are You Doing For Peace?

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it.

And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

Eleanor Roosevelt

May 29 is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.

This is a day to bring honor to all people who have served and still serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations.

We pay tribute to them for their professionalism, dedication, and courage at the highest levels, and of course we honor the memory of those who have given their lives for peace.

We should realize the importance of UN Peacekeeping missions and the necessity of their work.

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.”
John Lennon

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Happy Memorial Day!

The last Monday of May is coming. 05/28/2012 is Memorial Day in US.

All of us will always remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

We honor those who have died in military service, and their commitment and courage will always be a brilliant example of humanity for us.

We hurry up to remind you that we are off on 05/28/2012 and our chat-room will be locked.

We will be back to the office on Tuesday and will gladly provide you our service!

Happy Memorial Day!

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Business WordPress Templates

Everybody knows, that WordPress is usually associated with blog and entertainment sphere. As a result role of WordPress CMS is greatly underestimated. A lot of clients, who worked with WordPress CMS earlier, are usually trying to find a different CMS for new corporate or business sites. Though modern WordPress templates could serve any site purpose: from one-page blog to city/sport portal with hundreds of sections.

Nowadays WordPress is a powerful CMS platform with hundreds of useful functions.

We’re always trying to give our customers the best choice of templates in the net. Take a look at our latest business WordPress themes:

All of them will be a perfect base for your business site. As you can see WordPress themes easily combine corporate/clean style with easy WordPress backend. Do not forget that WordPress admin page is considered to be one of the easiest backends in the world, WordPress templates are flexible and user-friendly.

So if you need a new design for your corporate site, just browse our WordPress themes… We’re sure, you’ll find one you like!

Don’t Forget To Get A Map!

Google Maps is an easily accessible web mapping technology, provided by Google.

Obviously, you are aware of the fact that Google map can be implemented into your website, and Template Tuning provides such service.

Google Maps is coded almost entirely in JavaScript and XML, since most Google web applications use JavaScript extensively.

Moreover, Google Maps is a multilingual application, that means whatever the language of your website is – it will work out!

If you decide on implementing Google map into your website, feel free to contact us in chat-room.

What do we need from you? Basically, just TWO things:

  1. Google map API key
  2. The map code

For more information, enter the chat room and consult with our managers! You will get professional assistance and nice service.


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Dare To Share!

We suppose there is no need to explain the importance of social media in today’s web-world!

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter, LiveJournal, Foursquare, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube – I bet that you have clicked any of these share buttons at least once in your life!

There are so many forms of social media technologies: for sure, you have come across different forums, blogs, micro-blogs, web-magazines, bookmarking services, video/pictures exchange portals.

Basically, the main purpose of social media is to establish a dialog between individuals, communities and organizations.

We all aim to exchange our thoughts, ideas, achievements, experience. We all strive to be recognized and respected for what we do. Indeed, it is no use to keep aloof from the others. It is a matter of winning social authority, positioning yourself or your organizations as an influential expert in your field. Share!

Obviously, Template Tuning realizes the importance of social media as you do. That’s why most of our templates have a few most popular social media buttons as a part of the functionality.

If you need to add more, or if you happen to choose a template without the latter, feel free to contact our managers in the chat and request adding social media buttons to your template for extra-fee.

Dare to SHARE!

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