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Hi there, hope you're having a great Friday!
This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
The latest article on our CommerceGurus blog looks at 26 Quick Ways to Improve your Store.
I've also put together some interesting real-world examples of each suggestion to provide better context.
- Update your about page
- Setup Google My Business
- Check for broken pages
- Send out testimonial requests
- Add FAQs to your product pages
See 26 Quick Ways to Improve your Store
Rodolfo from Business Bloomer has written an excellent post with thoughtful reflections on the future of WooCommerce after spending time at WordCamp EU in Porto.
He suggests 10 salient points on how WooCommerce can improve to deal better with threats from the likes of Shopify. They include:
- A clear public WooCommerce roadmap
- A single support channel
- Much better documentation
- A switch in mindset to mobile-first for everything
- Improved backend UX for things such as creating variations
This is an important piece to read for anyone building stores using the platform.
Read about 10 Crucial Issues WooCommerce Should Fix
Colm and I attended WordCamp in Porto and although we didn't write these particular reflections, this piece from Leonardo Losoviz struck a chord with me.
For this write-up, he picked 5 of the presentations he liked the most, and summarized their most important insights:
WordCamp Europe is always a wonderful event and it was fantastic to see so many familiar faces in person again.
Read Insights from WordCamp Europe
I really enjoyed this article about a new era of design on the web, epitomized by the likes of the interesting Gawker redesign.
Layouts seem to be inspired by music posters, collages, and the recreation of graphic scribbles and underlines, almost like someone was scribbling or inking directly onto the screen using the pencil tool on Microsoft Paint.
This experimentation comes from seeing the internet as a medium for making (and not just showcasing) art.
Learn about the new Era of Rebellious Web Design
If you've ever used the Firefox web browser you might not know that its iconic logo was created by British designer Jon Hicks.
I met him briefly at a conference in Brighton called dConstruct way back in 2006, a wonderful moment for me as a young designer.
He has created a beautiful free font called Bryan, named after his father. It's a wonderful way to preserve a faithful digital recreation of his dad's distinctive handwriting style.
Discover the Bryan Font from Jon Hicks
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus