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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
Featuring a product configurator on site can be a strong proposition that bridges the gap between having a brick-and-mortar retail offering vs. an online presence.
Being able to create something that is truly yours, in your own time and comfort is an experience that is perhaps restricted when shopping in-store.
Having a configurator on-site to showcase your products is an avenue many online brands are actively exploring, with many solutions making this easier and more accessible than ever.
Vervaunt looks at 6 great examples of product configurators in eCommerce stores.
Discover Examples of Product Configurators
Baymard's latest report rates 33 top-grossing eCommerce sites against 4 core accessibility guidelines. It reveals that 94% of the sites are not compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA.
- 82% of sites have accessibility-compliance issues with images
- 73% of sites have accessibility-compliance issues with links
These two issues are the most unnecessary as both can be easily fixed by ensuring that correct alt text for images and title text for links are included as part of the content process.
There should be no reason all images on your store don't have alternative text - it's extremely easy to include in WordPress.
Users with disabilities can have vastly different experiences on eCommerce sites, depending on the nature of their disabilities — and the assistive technologies (e.g., screen readers) they must use to understand and navigate the sites.
Uncover more about eCommerce accessibility in this article
If you use Elementor Pro, the empty mini cart issue introduced in version 3.11.20 has finally been resolved in 3.11.22.
You can see an important note about the update on their GitHub issue which discussed the situation.
Aaron Francis from PlanetScale presents a free video course called MySQL for Developers.
This course covers everything you need to know to become an expert user of MySQL as a developer.
It starts with the basics of schema and data types, moves on to indexing and querying, and finishes up with real-world examples.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a deep understanding of how to build efficient and effective MySQL databases.
Check out MySQL for Developers
There are so many fantastic typefaces out there that decisions can be hard. Fonts In Use is here to help.
The independent archive indexes typography by typeface, format, industry, and period.
Designers use the site for project research, type selection and pairing, and discovering new ways to choose and use fonts.
Perfect for discovering new fonts and font pairings.
Look through the Fonts in Use Library
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus