Monday, March 18th, 2013
Neptune recently migrated a large, multilingual, international web site to Amazon CloudFront. Charlie gives a few tips he picked up along the way.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
In June, Neptune Web launched a new version of T-on-Time, the web app which takes advantage of MassDot’s new real-time data feed for the commuter rail. This article describes some of the techniques used in that app, and explains how to get rolling your own apps using web technologies you already know.
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Neptune Web's content management system, Neptune Web Edit (TM), has both free-form static content and dynamic content built into the design. However, static content can leave redundant copies of content if it was not structured properly to begin with, or if requirements of the site change. This is where Batch Find and Replace comes in...
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
One of the challenges we face at Neptune Web when optimizing a site is collecting and keeping track of the myriad of reports and integrity checks we perform. Our process involves more than just keyword positioning and page optimization. We also validate a number of on-site and off-site metrics and even review the user interface to insure a complete optimization, not just tweaking what search engines see.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
YouTube is an excellent, free tool for giving your site video capabilities. Its administrative interface is a snap to use and standard features making uploading, hosting and presenting videos a very simple process.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
We've identified a possible bug in Magento Enterprise 1.8 which is causing the order report to become inaccurate under certain conditions after performing the last day refresh. The issue is causing orders not to be included in the report.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Quite often we need to generate EDI purchase order files (850) and accept EDI ASN files (856) to exchange data between a web store and an external system when processing orders.
Working with EDI files may be quite involving especially if support for all possible scenarios and data elements is required.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
This is the fourth of a series on the Open Source e-commerce software, Magento. In this post, we show how to solve a problem we experienced with a client of ours - the cart and checkout process would get extremely slow if there are a large number of cart rules.
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
This is the third of a series on the Open Source e-commerce software, Magento. Neptune recently launched 2 major web sites using highly customized versions of Magento.
The Magento Profiler is used to identify performance problems on the server side. The Profiler can help you find PHP functions which use up too much CPU or functions with slow database queries.
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
We explain a cross-browser-supported method for embedding fonts into web pages to add flair to designs without the use of any graphic/CSS tricks.
Friday, December 10th, 2010
This is the second of a series on the Open Source e-commerce software, Magento. Neptune recently launched 2 major web sites using highly customized versions of Magento. This article explains how to fix a specific problem with the Drop Ship module and USPS Priority Mail Flat Rates.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
This is the first of a series on the Open Source e-commerce software, Magento. Neptune recently launched 2 major web sites using highly customized versions of Magento.
This article explains how to get the Magento Full Page Cache (from Enterprise version) for the home page of your store/site.
Thursday, July 29th, 2010
One of newest APIs out of Google Labs, the Google Font API, allows designers and developers to use more than just the standard 'web safe' fonts as part of a page's look and feel. This tool helps promote SEO without limiting a site's look and feel.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
There are two important standards which web developers and their clients in Massachusetts need to know about. They are: Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00 and PCI Compliance.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Social media is a powerful tool that can, and should, be used by small and mid-sized companies to grow their business. It is a cost effective method for engaging with customers in the more personalized space of Web 2.0 and building strong relationships while also increasing reach.