Category: General

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| General | May 25, 2020
Shopware PWA is about to speed up the design of your eCommerce business. We’ve checked how it works

Shopware PWA, even though it doesn’t impose any limits when it comes to customization for enterprises, was also conceived as the “shortcut” to the eCommerce industry dedicated to local businesses. All that said, we couldn’t forget about the UX while developing the product. How did we reconcile the seemingly opposing assumptions of flexibility and ease […]

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| General | May 4, 2020
Capybara Theme 1.0rc2 is ready for production usage

It took us two intensive months to move the Capybara Theme from “Developer’s preview” status to “Release Candidate”. We’re very happy to announce that we’ve just achieved this important milestone! In the last weeks, our effort has been focused mostly on Capybara’s performance, keeping pace with Storefront UI and stabilization fixes. The theme has been […]

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| General | April 20, 2020
PWA iOS— catching up the native app race with iOS 13

Apple doesn’t seem to take lessons from the past… iOS 13 beta 1 version has resolved many annoying bugs of iOS 12 and onwards. But it didn’t release the document, which describes the bug fixes. Call it another PWA marketing failure or whatever you like— it’s difficult to comprehend why a technological giant of Apple’s […]

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| General | April 16, 2020
Vue Storefront Next is no longer R&D

Just a few months ago, in a blog post about what’s in store for Vue Storefront, I depicted our new R&D pipeline, which is now getting closer to the production-ready stage. The moment has now come to share some further details with the broader community.  After seven intensive months of experiments, tests, and occasional mistakes, […]

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| General | April 14, 2020
Storefront API 1.0rc2 release

It took us a while but we did it! Today, we’re proudly releasing Storefront API 1.0rc2. You can use the Storefront GraphQL API to integrate all your backend systems with your eCommerce frontend under a single GraphQL/REST API. By default, all catalog information is stored in ElasticSearch, and all the write operations are forwarded to […]

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| General | April 8, 2020
Vue Storefront accelerating enterprise commerce initiatives with commercetools

The Vue Storefront ecosystem is expanding and now it becomes a crucial part of commercetools Accelerator as a recommended, open-source frontend for commercetools. Check out why it is win-win cooperation, and why it was an inevitable step forward for us. “commercetools is a next-generation software company” is the claim in the “About Us” section of […]

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| Community, General | March 31, 2020
Maya Shavin: Accessibility issues have been neglected for years and Storefront UI can cover this gap

You are a senior frontend developer very engaged in UX-related topics, but your experience is not limited to frontend. What was your career path? Maya Shavin: I am not originally from a technical background. I have a degree in Economics and, when I moved to Israel, I started to study jewelry design. However, I always […]

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| General | March 18, 2020
Zadig & Voltaire is accelerating its mobile-first strategy in France due to government restrictions on retail stores

Zadig & Voltaire, the French-based fashion company, has decided to launch a PWA with improved UX for mobile customers, in order to increase their chances of boosting revenues coming from online.  The French government has just decided to impose a full lockdown in France, ordering citizens to limit social contact as much as possible. Only […]

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| General | February 20, 2020
Vue Storefront is not only one product, it’s an entire ecosystem. See what’s in it

With the growing popularity of Vue Storefront, we are aiming high. We’d like to become the industry standard for eCommerce frontends. This means duplicating the leadership status we’ve gained in the Magento PWA world across all other platforms, including custom backends. In order to do this, it is not enough to develop just a single […]

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| General, Technical | February 13, 2020
What headless CMS is and how it works

Headless apps, in general, is a relatively new approach, but developers are very often the early adopters for new tools and practices. Moreover, when it comes to content management, especially text content, they have a lot to say. They manage heavy code-bases on a daily basis and the separation of the backend concern from the […]