How to export customers from orders between certain dates in Magento

August 23rd, 2010

Last week a client who runs his store on Magento Commerce asked me how he could export a list of customers who purchased between certain dates in August. Of course, I first went to the Administration area and tried several approaches (order reports, customer reports, data export). Unfortunately nothing worked, so I had to write […]

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Fixing “Catalog Price Rules” cart issue in Magento

June 29th, 2010

After recently upgrading one of my stores running Magento Commerce I found out the the latest version (at this time had a major bug. Don’t want to sound too harsh, but unfortunately Magento’s support was again awful – there have been one thread on the forum and one issue in their bug tracking system […]

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Adding Customer Comments on Invoice PDFs in Magento (using OneStepCheckout)

January 18th, 2010

I’ve recently installed OneStepCheckout ( on a couple of Magento installations. The extension is very nice, really simple to integrate and I expect to see better conversion rates on the checkout process. One cool thing is that it comes with the option of activating Customer Order Comments – it adds a textarea field on the […]

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Fixing PNG CSS backgrounds on IE6

December 17th, 2009

Today I was stuck (again) on a really annoying IE6 glitch. In the photo, screenshot #1 is the correct display in IE6 after the fix (and all other “sane” browsers before the fix), while screenshot #2 shows the glitch. Basically, IE6 decided to replicate the beginning of the same image on all items. You might […]

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Reducing the number of CSS requests

September 11th, 2009

One common problem with larger/trafficked websites is that they end up serving a considerable amount of css data. Most of the frontend developers use individual style sheets for resets, structure, design, homepage / innerpages and so on. In fact, there’s no other rule here than keeping the css code as maintainable as possible. This also […]

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Showing all reviews and ratings on a page in Magento

August 6th, 2009

Finally, a new post, and at last it is about Mangeto Commerce ( In my first Magento how-to you’ll learn how to retrieve all product reviews and show them on a single page, together with the average rating. For this, I assume you have already created a new module and are able to view the […]

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The eternal question: jQuery or MooTools?

June 23rd, 2009

It’s been a while since my last post and even more since I first thought of writing a comparison post between MooTools, Prototype & jQuery. At that time (almost a year ago), I was a huge MooTools fan. Anyone who asked me “Hey I’m starting a new project, what javascript library should I use?” got […]

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Custom animation using jCarousel and jQuery

May 12th, 2009

Yet another javascript demo, this time using jQuery. For those of you who haven’t worked or heard of jQuery here’s a quick explanation taken from their website: jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.. So, first thing you need […]

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Are you made for freelancing?

April 29th, 2009

It’s been almost two years since I’ve made the leap from the employee field to become a full time freelancer. This wasn’t something planned, it just happened, and i have to say it was (and still is) pretty exciting and challenging. Of course, there are ups and downs, there are moments when I work a […]

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Create a gallery with fade-in effects using Mootools

March 21st, 2009

I was working on a photo gallery a couple of days ago and I thought I’d write a tutorial on adding neat effects on a gallery of items (usually photos). Demo | [download id=”2″ format=”2″] The problem I was showing 12 photos on a page and I didn’t like how it loaded – it simply […]

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