Here’s a little diagram we did of our Magento build process – Pretty neat huh?
EDIT: Since this post went live, John from Solve’s been in touch. He ran me through the slightly unusual use that the insightful mode’s meant for. Apparently it’s only shown in a small percentage of situations to people who they’re already confident are human as a way to gauge brand sentiment. Interesting. I asked how they were sure that those people really are human (after all, if they’re certain there’s no need for a CAPTCHA). Apparently they use a large number of signals including IP address, cookies etc to gauge it, which is interesting and begs for more experimentation. John did agree that ‘correct’ is perhaps not quite the correct response in that instance, which was nice. Thanks John!
You may have heard lately that, with great fanfare, Tickemaster have announced the death of CAPTCHA as it moves to a new system developed by Solve Media. The new system shows users adverts instead of difficult to decipher skewed text. The user is then asked to type in what they see. In theory, this would mean that if you saw a Nike logo you’d type in Nike etc. Pretty nice functionality, right? Well, I had a play with it on their website – make up your own mind:
Well it’s been a long month, and not least for two members of the PureBlue team, Barny and Ross who have been undertaking the yearly challenge of Movember for prostate cancer research.
However they haven’t suffered alone, and the whole office has been privy to a wealth of preening, stroking, and a good degree of squinting due to certain team members ensuring that the offices were in optimum lighting conditions for the Mo to actually be visible (we are talking to you Ross!!), but we must say that both of the boys have done us proud. (more…)
Last week, Elodie and I attended the first Magento Live event in London. I’ve been to several similar events in the past year or so, such as Meet Magento & X.Commerce but this was Elodie’s first and I think she was surprised at the number and range of people attending.
The format of these events is usually fairly similar – there’s always a couple of keynote speeches from the top people at Magento and these are always entertaining as well as informative. They usually sum up a key theme for the event and this year’s seems to be a double – extolling the virtues of the Magento Developer Accreditation and giving everyone tantalising news of Magento 2.0
The Accreditation is a big thing now that the number of people developing Magento is increasing and the demand for good developers is outstripping supply. Luckily I completed my accreditation some time ago and Elodie is already well on her way, but it was still nice to hear we were on the right track.
Below is a query we received from a contact we were chatting to on Linked in, who was having an issue setting up a discount rule on a specified product range. They noted the following issue:
“I’ve tried to set up a rule for save £25 when you spend £300 or more for a specific product range.
I set up the condition is subtotal equal or more than £300 with the product combination rule: category is “the specific product”. Action: fix amount for the whole basket £25.
But it only works for the subtotal. Like when i put several products and as long as the subtotal is more than £300, the rule is applied.
Do you know how to set this thing?? any suggestions are appreciated! ” (View the full post here)
So being the helpful folk we are we decided to write a blog about it, along with screenshots showing how to do it, and here it is.