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  • 2016: End of Year Review

    As the end of the year approaches, I wanted to take time to talk about some of my picks — as editor of the site — of the best things that have come out this year. It'll be a mix of content ranging from tutorials, news, videos and documentation. I hope you'll find the list useful in case you've missed anything throughout the year.  Read More...

  • TIL Thursday: Migrating from SiteBuilder to SuiteCommerce Advanced

    So we've covered migrating between SCA releases and from pre-Denali to Mont Blanc, so here's the big one. This time around, we're talking about migrating from SiteBuilder to SCA. I talked to Intente, who recently took a NetSuite customer through this journey.  Read More...

  • Examining User Demographics and Targeting Users

    Do you want to better understand your customers and see what different groups of people visit your site? With demographics, you can learn things about your customers like age, gender and location, and then use this information to tailor your site to them. Learn about how you can do this with Google Analytics and Bronto.  Read More...

  • Extending JavaScript: Add MSRPs to your Products

    Purchasing incentives come in many forms, and the typical ones tend to be things like promotional discount codes, free or discounted shipping, multi-buy discounts. In this article we're going to see how to add retail prices to products, and learn about extending JavaScript along the way.  Read More...

  • Coding and Debugging with the SEO Page Generator

    The SEO page generator is used in SCA to generate static pages for search engines who typically cannot process JavaScript. In this article we'll look a bit at how it works, how you can use it for debugging and how you can code to exclude content from being indexed.

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  • TIL Thursday: Migrating from Pre-Denali to Mont Blanc

    A few weeks ago we talked about upgrading a site from the Denali version of SuiteCommerce Advanced to Mont Blanc. This week, we're meeting the team at Tavano who did something similar (but far more drastic): upgrading from pre-Denali.  Read More...

  • Three Useful B2B Features You May Not Know About

    Whether you sell to customers or businesses, SCA offers functionality appropriate for all kinds. If you run a B2B web store then you may not be aware of all the functionality that can enhance your site, so let's take a look at three examples you may not know about.  Read More...

  • Get Started with Version Control (Git)

    Version control systems, such as Git, offer a number of useful benefits to any software development team. If you're not already using one for your SuiteCommerce Advanced code, I'd highly recommend it — so much, in fact, that I figured I'd write a quick guide on getting started.  Read More...

  • Announcement: SuiteCommerce Advanced: Fundamentals Training

    We are excited to announce SuiteCommerce Advanced: Fundamentals, a new course for website administrators, product merchandisers, marketing managers, and content managers. The sessions are coming up very soon, so register now!  Read More...

  • TIL Thursday: What It's Like to Migrate an SCA Site to Mont Blanc

    Back in February, we announced the release of Mont Blanc, the latest in a series of updates to SuiteCommerce Advanced. If you're still using Denali and contemplating whether to upgrade, join me in finding out what it was like from someone to take those steps.  Read More...

  • Build a Testimonials Module: Part 3

    This is the third and final part of a series taking you through the process of adding a testimonials module to your site. In this part we're going to work with child and composite views, improve the user experience and, finally, display approved testimonials on the homepage in a carousel.  Read More...

  • Build a Testimonials Module: Part 2

    This is the second part in a series of articles on building a testimonials module on an SCA site. In this build we on the basic structure of the first part by focusing on gathering and handling the user's data. We'll look at forms, models and services.  Read More...

  • Build a Testimonials Module: Part 1

    We had a lot of speakers at SuiteWorld 2016 talking about SuiteCommerce Advanced. You may remember that I wrote an article recommending five breakout sessions, and that one of them was Pablo Zignani's on building a testimonials module. If you couldn't make it then don't worry as I'm going to take you through the same process of adding a testimonials module.  Read More...

  • Fix for Template Names Not Showing in Chrome 51

    If you're like me and you use Google Chrome to develop in, you may have noticed that, after updating to Chrome 51, the template names no longer display correctly in the page source. So let's quickly run through what's happening and how to fix it.  Read More...

  • Get Started with the Site Management Tools (SMTs)

    The site management tools (SMTs) provide an easy-to-use and powerful interface to manage content, add landing pages and enhance existing pages on your SCA site. We added SMTs in the Denali R2 release back in October 2015 and some of you have been interested in getting started, so let's take a look.  Read More...

  • Customize Error Pages

    Error pages: the pages you never hope your customers see but you know they sometimes do. So what happens when a user is served a 404 'page not found' error? Let's take a look at the design philosophy behind a good error page and what you can do to convert a dead-end to a conversion.  Read More...

  • Workaround for Sass Compilation Error

    We're aware that a number of you have been experiencing issues with the Sass compiler recently. We've provided a workaround for the issue while we investigate a long-term solution.  Read More...

  • Extend Font Awesome and Add New Icons

    We use Font Awesome throughout the application to provide iconography. While the FA library is extensive, there may come a time when you want to add your icons. In this article, I'll take you through two options for doing this.  Read More...

  • Subtlety, Buttons and Custom Cursors

    I came across an interesting article that explains how to use custom cursors. For ecommerce sites, this gives us an opportunity to encourage an action in a subtle and fun way, that may enhance your site's user experience.  Read More...

  • TIL Thursday: Troubleshooting DNS Problems with the CDN

    Content delivery networks (CDNs) are geographically distributed servers that specialize in delivering static content quickly. In this article I had a talk with Mark Sweeting, who troubleshoots DNS problems with the CDN, for advice on how you can do this yourself.  Read More...

  • Announcement: New Training Course for SCA Developers

    Documentation and articles can only do so much and sometimes having exclusive time with an expert is what you need. As you may know, one of the many services we offer is training. With that we're pleased to announce an updated SuiteCommerce Advanced training course for developers.  Read More...

  • Show Items as Discounted with a Custom Field, Facet and Product Detail Page

    Shoppers love special offers and discounts. Maybe it's the thought that you're getting something cheaper than its retail price but there is a sense of urgency and excitement around it. One thing you can do as a retailer to stoke that sense of urgency and excitement is to highlight discounted items. In this article I'm going to take you through the steps for one way of highlighting discounted items with a custom field, facet and product detail page.  Read More...

  • Five Breakout Sessions to Attend at SuiteWorld 2016

    SuiteWorld 2016 is approaching, and is now only a few weeks away. If you're unfamiliar with it, know this: it's the world's largest gathering of NetSuite users, partners and developers. It's an excellent opportunity to get inspired, learn, and network with other users and solution providers. In addition to our three brilliant keynote speakers, there are over 160 breakout sessions and so you may be wondering which the best ones to go to are.  Read More...

  • Get Started with Facets

    Faceted navigation refers to the use of refinement options on search results. In this post I look at the options available in the SCA product, as well give you information and links to documentation on how to make your own customizations.  Read More...

  • Better and Faster with SuiteCommerce Advanced

    It's been six months since the release of our first major update to SCA. Since then we've had two further releases, where we've added a lot of new features. We're keen to get as many people using and building SuiteCommerce Advanced sites, so I want to run through four core things that make SCA stand out from the rest.  Read More...

  • New and Updated Resources

    Every week we update Developers.SuiteCommerce with new and updated content from our technical publications team. You may not be aware of some of the changes that have happened recently, so I want to run through a few of my favorites that have been published over the past few weeks.  Read More...

  • Configure or Disable Core SCA Functionality

    In the recent Mont Blanc release of SCA, we added a number of new items of functionality such as the ability to restrict access to your site, whether it is your entire site or just price information. Along with that, we included some documentation on how to enable or disable this functionality, and it is this that I want to walk you through.  Read More...

  • Introduction to Google Tag Manager

    In the Mont Blanc release we added support for Google Tag Manager, which is a tag management system by Google that makes managing code for tracking, marketing and A/B testing easier. It works by replacing all the hardcoded calls to the tags in your code with a single snippet of code, which GTM calls a 'container'. In this article I'm going to talk about the benefits of using a tag manager, specifically GTM, and the container generator tool we created to aid you in the setup process.  Read More...

  • Customize the Header

    Previously, we have talked about how you can customize your homepage. This time around I want to talk about something that is of similar ubiquity: the header. We'll look at how you can add your own navigational links and I'll give you some ideas about options for customization.  Read More...

  • TIL Thursday: More Best Practices for Using Sass

    You may remember a previous article about Sass best practices. For new and even experienced designers and developers, it can be difficult to know what guidelines you should follow. As before, I've asked Senior Developer at NetSuite, Hayley Easton, for advice on what we should be doing when we're styling our sites.  Read More...

  • Announcement: Mont Blanc Release

    We are pleased to announce the release of Mont Blanc, the latest update to SuiteCommerce Advanced! This release focuses on providing key integrations that enhance operational efficiency, SuiteCommerce In-Store support, detailed performance analysis and increased marketing and analytical capabilities. In addition, the Mont Blanc releases focuses on key features for the manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries.  Read More...