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Tag Archive 'e-commerce'

Designing for E-Commerce

This post addresses the different web site needs of different companies. The companies are fictitious, but the advice is not. When it comes to designing websites for e-commerce clients, the client’s products and potential audience must direct the design. These aspects of the business will help the designer decide which elements to emphasize and which […]

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Company X is a fictional manufacturer of gourmet snacks and treats. As Company X moves into e-commerce, decisions must be made regarding what products and services to offer, as well as how to best market the new online presence. Although it seems obvious to offer all existing products via the online storefront, it’s possible that […]

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Company X’s Technology Plan

Company X is a fictional manufacturer of gourmet snacks and treats. When discussing software architecture, software engineers often use a pattern called Model-View-Controller, or MVC. The MVC concept was originally developed by Trygve Reenskaug in an attempt to bridge the gap between the user’s mental conception of the process and the computer’s digital rendering. Reenskaug […]

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Security on the Cheap

General computer security is a major issue. A 2004 study conducted by USA TODAY and Avantgarde found that a personal computer running Microsoft Windows XP could be compromised within minutes of being placed on an unprotected Internet connection. The computer in question had been installed with default settings and had not been “hardened” against any […]

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E-Commerce: Privacy and Security

Company X is a fictional manufacturer of gourmet snacks and treats. Studies have shown that a large number of Internet users are concerned about privacy and security. According to one study, 87 percent of Americans fear their credit card information will be stolen or misused. Additionally, 89 percent fear that their health records may be […]

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