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How to minimalise security risks and threats with Magento

As with any ecommerce store, security is of utmost importance – both to the merchant and to the customer. Although online transactions are so commonplace now, when security is breached and customer data is compromised it has a lasting impact. […]

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5 essential key performance indicators (KPIs) for ecommerce

To ensure that your ecommerce business grows at the desired rate, you need to be clear on which performance indicators give you the best picture of where your business is headed. If you are not monitoring the right metrics and […]

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December 23, 2016

Dan Davies – December

24 WAYS to impress your friends Curated content from a collection of developers Every year, this site has great articles about the web world leading up to Christmas. The perfect dev advent calendar. Read the articles here… Image optimization By […]

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December 22, 2016

Oliver Lees – December

Keep the lights on to reach more shoppers this January Google, Inside AdWords This is good advice for retailers of certain sectors who are utilising AdWords, it highlights the importance of increasing activity ready for and in January 2017.  Read […]

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Mage Titans; a programme lead’s perspective

Our programme lead, Adam talks us through the two talks he found most valuable at the latest Mage Titans conference in Manchester.

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Find your ecommerce hero

If you’re in and around the Magento space, you may be familiar with Kalen Jordan and Eric Hileman. Kalen is the co-host of Magento podcast, MageTalk and Eric is the co-founder of Magento hosting provider, MageMojo. The perfect duo to […]

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November 29, 2016

Tommy Pyatt – November

How are the world’s most successful brands using the psychology of color in their branding By Larry Kim Something that’s fascinated me for a long time is research into how colour affects our perception and mood. This article and infographic […]

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‘Redundancy Rocks’ – Mage Titans talk overview

On Saturday 12th November we were proud to host Mage Titans in Manchester. An annual Magento developer conference featuring talks from the leading names in Magento. Here our Technical Lead, Andrei talks us through one of the talks from the […]

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Front-end development in Magento 2

Last Monday was a little different to other Mondays. In the wake of Mage Titans, our Magento developer conference in Manchester Saturday 12th November, the whole team came back to the office fully charged and excited to put their learnings […]

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2016 DEA winner

Last week we were honoured to attend the Digital Entrepreneur Awards at the Principal Hotel, Manchester. The DEA’s are the longest-standing national tech awards in the UK, showcasing the very best of online entrepreneurialism. Over the years, we have won […]

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Mage Titans 2016 – a retrospective

Space 48 founder and Managing Director, Jon Woodall has always been interested in collaborative learning amongst the Magento community. After attending and sending the team to several conferences across the UK, he identified an opportunity to fill a void he […]

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The Space48ers invade #MageTitansMCR

If you’re a Magento developer, there is no better place to learn than Mage Titans; a conference designed and curated by Magento developers for Magento developers. We first created this conference to fill what we felt was a void in […]

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October 28, 2016

Dan Davies – October

Material Design By Google Recently, Google Material Design had a makeover along with introducing a few new tools. I’m a big fan of what Google are doing and always enjoy seeing what this team comes up with. Read more here… […]

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Enhancing Magento store security

Security advice from our 1st line support team:

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eCommerce Awards 2016 winner

September was certainly a bumper month for Space 48 in terms of awards. We were extremely proud to win ‘E-Commerce Agency of the Year – Large’ at the Northern E-Commerce Awards, and to also be shortlisted in the ‘Beauty, Health […]

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September 30, 2016

Tony Brown – September

Magento 1.x versus Magento 2.x performance report By Ivan Chepurnyi I recently attended Mage Titans USA, where I had the opportunity to listen to a talk by Ivan Chepurnyi. Ivan has recently been doing extensive work on benchmarking Magento 2 […]

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Northern E-Commerce 2016 award winners

‘E-Commerce Agency of the Year – Large’ – winner! WOW, what an achievement, we’re still getting used to it ourselves. Last Wednesday night, we scooped ‘E-Commerce Agency of the Year – Large’ at the Northern E-Commerce Awards!

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Mage Titans USA 2016

Our involvement Mage Titans launched in Manchester in 2014, since then our community conference has continued to develop and grow in reputation and attendance.

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Tough Mudder 2016

As a team, we’ve taken part in Tough Mudder since 2013 and each year we’ve somehow managed to convince and gain new recruits. This year was no exception.

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August 22, 2016

Oliver Lees – August

New cross-device attribution reports and benchmarks By Google This new AdWords feature is good to see as these reports will help both agencies and eCommerce retailers to better understand the bigger user journey that takes place. It will help them […]

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Thriving in uncertainty PLATFORM ExO is coming to Manchester on the 19th September, and is the first event of its kind. The event is the brainchild of our MD, Jon Woodall and leadership and performance coach, Martin Murphy.

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New to AdWords: expanded text ads

Google is evolving text ads for mobile-first consumers.

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Magento 2 – when is the right time to move?

With Magento 2 being talked about since 2010 and finally launching in November 2015, many retailers are asking the question ‘When is the right time to migrate?’. As I am sure you are aware by now, there is no big […]

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The new Magento Marketplace

Talking to Magento about the new Magento Marketplace; an interview with Tanya Soroka. Tanya Soroka is from the Ukraine and has been with Magento for 7 years. Now residing in the United States, she’s the Senior Product Manager for the […]

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Space Camp 48

Last Saturday we spent the weekend in North Wales for our charity family festival, Space Camp 48. You would think that a web development company organising a festival was just a pipe dream, but Jon and the team were determined […]

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Google search on mobile – what’s new?

Every year there are trillions of searches happening on and over half of those searches happen on mobile.

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June 29, 2016

Jon Woodall – June

What now? By Daniel Priestley I recently watched Daniel Priestley’s ‘What now?’ live video on Facebook, where he discussed his take on the EU referendum and the social and economic issues we are currently facing. I’ve been following him for […]

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Big Chip 2016 award winners!

Last night was an amazing night at the Big Chip awards, celebrating digital excellence in the North. A great night that was made even better by the fact we were able to bring two awards into the office this morning!

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Big Chip awards 2016

We’ve been shortlisted!

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MagentoLive UK 2016 – your guide

With MagentoLive UK just around the corner (20th – 21st June) a number of the team have started to plan their trip.

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Magento 2 differences: editing products and the Product Detail tab.

The second in a series of articles which illustrate the differences between Magento 1 and Magento 2.

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May 28, 2016

Oliver Lees – May

Google To Introduce Attribution Model Options For Conversions By William Larcom I like this coming into play as it allows a more holistic approach to AdWords activity. It is interesting that this is being talked about more an more in […]

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May 27, 2016

Jon Woodall – May

Black Box Thinking By Matthew Syed We have a habit of reframing reality to suit our outlook; but we only learn by mistakes. Check out this great read from Matthew Syed. Read the book here… 4 Global Trends Every Entrepreneur […]

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B2B ecommerce update

After recently attending Magento Imagine in Las Vegas, it became very clear that B2B will be a clear focus for Magento in the coming months. There are already many B2B retailers successfully trading on the platform but it is clear […]

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Magento 2 differences: filtering in the Admin grid

Welcome to the first in a series of articles which illustrate the differences between Magento 1 and Magento 2; this week we cover filtering in the Admin grid.

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Talking to Magento about security

A Space 48 interview with Piotr Kaminski Piotr Kaminski is a Lead Product Manager at Magento, and has been with Magento since the early days way back in 2003. Currently Piotr is responsible for all of Magento 1, Magento application […]

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Share the bananas!

TEDx Holyhead As an avid TED Talk fan… I personally really enjoy the TEDx events, attending both the Manchester and Salford events in the past. The independently organised events are implemented in compliance with the TED guidelines, ensuring that each […]

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Google Merchant Center requirements

New GTIN requirements Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) are unique product identifiers that define the product you are selling in the global marketplace. In 2015, Google required GTINs for products from a list of 50 brands. Moving forward, the requirements […]

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Charlotte Tilbury are shortlisted for Magento’s Imagine Excellence award 2016!

Celebrating commerce innovation Magento’s 2016 Imagine Excellence Award finalists have just been announced! The awards recognise exceptional creativity, innovation and success that merchants across the global Magento community are driving across channels.

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TEDx – Jon Woodall

An interview with Jon I’m sure many of you have heard of TED Talks, with their “ideas worth spreading”, they began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converge. TEDx are designed to help communities, organisations and […]

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