Magento 2 Architectural Overview

Here’s a short video which provides an overview of the Magento 2 platform architecture.

Magento 2 Architectural Overview from Magento on Vimeo.


Magento reveals increase credit card hacks

The Fagins of this world seem to get smarter by the day. You know this. There will always be someone who wants what you have and they will find innovative ways of getting it.

This is especially true online. Over 3,500 sites have discovered that credit card details were stolen, with issues as far back as […]


MAMP Pro OSX MySQL Would Not Start

After upgrading MAMP Pro from 3.4 to 3.5 my MySQL server wouldn’t start up. All possible solutions that I could find on the net just were not working for me. Then it came to me. A while back I upgraded my MySQL server from 5.5 to 5.6 within MAMP and that update gets lost when […]


Magento 2 launches

Last month Magento announced the biggest shake-up of their software to date with the launch of Magento 2, promising greater flexibility, improved performance, and new responsive design themes.

All these shiny features make it tempting to jump straight in, however, there will inevitably be some kinks to work through, so I tend to hold off from […]


Dieter Rams and Jonathan Ive

In this unique extraction from the Objectified movie two iconic people in Industrial Design, Dieter Rams and Jonathan Ive, unite.

Get in touch today to talk about how design can improve your business.


Magento Security Patch: SUPEE-6788

The Magento team have released a new security patch (SUPEE-6788) which addresses over 10 issues. Special care is required when installing this patch so read through the notes from the Magento team below and if you are unsure then please hire a professional Magento developer to help you out.

The Magento Team Bulletin

Dear Magento Merchant,

Today, we […]


How do you know when your Magento site is vulnerable?

Previously, I’ve discussed the need for keeping your website up-to-date with a website maintenance package to prevent breaches as hackers find new and innovative ways to challenge security systems. The more outdated your website, the greater the odds of potential threats to your system. I’m sure, by now, you’ve done what you can to address […]


GuruInc JavaScript attack on Magento stores

Security company Sucuri have just announced that they are seeing an increased attack on Magento stores. The attack is in the form of hackers injecting malicious scripts that produce iFrames from the website “guruincsite[.]com”.

To find out if your Magento store has been attacked and, if so, how to fix this security issue get in touch […]


Jumping Jack and the moving paragraphs

This is a problem that I see a lot on many different websites although it’s mainly ones which are heavy on advertising and social media plugins. As text generally loads much faster than images, and advertising is mainly images, you tend to see the text content of pages loading before the advertising and other graphics. […]