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How to speed up your spree mailers customization

Jaime VictoriaOct 21, 2014

Today I will be showing you how to customize the default spree mailer styles. I'll be covering:

  • How to inject your CSS rules from a separate CSS file to you mailer view using premailer-rails.
  • How to preview you emails without actually sending them, using mail_view.

Write cleaner CSS with premailer-rails

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4 Things to Keep in Mind Building Your eCommerce Site

Anna TifftSep 12, 2014

As an eCommerce consultancy, we at Crowd Interactive have seen a lot of online stores. We've worked with those who are just beginning to conceptualize their vision, those who have been selling for years but are just thinking to enter the eCommerce arena, and those who are old-hands but still need just that extra bit of pizzazz. Throughout all of these experiences we've learned a bit about what and what not to do on your eCommerce site. Whether you're just getting started or have been in the game for a while, here are the four things your eCommerce site needs (or needs to avoid):

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MagmaConf 2014: How I Learned to Organize a Conference

Anna TifftAug 12, 2014

This past June Crowd Interactive hosted their 5th Ruby/Rails conference, more commonly known as MagmaConf. My partner in crime (read: conference organizing), JP, was well-versed in the intricacies of the Magma experience. I was not. Though Crowd (and JP) had four years running this conference already in the bag, it was my first time helping out with Magma and organizing an event of this magnitude. As one might expect, I learned a lot. And, with JP’s help, I’d like to share some of the tips and tricks for conference organizing that I’ve picked up. But first, a bit more about MagmaConf.

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