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The Philosophy Behind the Mozu Theme Engine

The Philosophy Behind the Mozu Theme Engine

By James Zetlen | January 28, 2016

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

Mozu’s theme engine has been one of the most powerful parts of our platform since its inception, and I don’t just say that because I made lots of it. The frontend and Digital Experience team here at Mozu has worked for years to strike the perfect balance between ease of use, flexibility, and maintainability. Some of our inventions, like Hypr and Hypr Live, have proven to be really powerful systems for making simple, SEO-friendly webpages that smoothly enhance until they behave like powerful Web apps. The organization and modularity in the Core Theme have made it easy to navigate between areas of functionality without losing your bearings, even as a novice to our system. Dozens of gorgeous experiences are built on the single codebase of the Mozu Core Theme, and you’d never know it to look at them or use them. Flexibility, we nailed.

Tags: Developer Mozu Theme Theme engine Grunt

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part Three

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part Three

By Allen-Michael Grobelny | January 22, 2016

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

By now, you should have added the Mozu Node SDK to your Express.js application, and you should be utilizing the SDK to validate all the requests you’re receiving from the Mozu event service. You can see instructions on this step in the previous blog post in this series, or you can start at the beginning of this series here.

Tags: Express.js Developer

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part Two

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part Two

By Allen-Michael Grobelny | January 7, 2016

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

Before we continue in this series, I’ll summarize where you should currently stand with your Mozu event capturing application. If you haven’t yet read the previous post in this series, you can find the first post here. You should have a basic Express.js generated server with a route enabled for capturing application events. You should also have a Mozu application created in Dev Center in which you enabled this application to send events to a public URL exposing your localhost generated by ngrok.

Tags: Developer Express.js

You’re Invited: Celebrate the Union of Rich Tradition & Next-Level eCommerce

You’re Invited: Celebrate the Union of Rich Tradition & Next-Level eCommerce

By Adri Nowell | January 6, 2016

Categories: Case StudiesPerformance MarketingRetail & Commerce Technology

Way back in 1994—when the Internet was young and snarky YouTube commenters just a twinkle in its eye—a small wedding supply company named Crafts ‘n Favors began its journey with two founders running the whole show. Fast-forward to 2015 and they’re now one of the largest importers, distributors and wholesalers of wedding products on the West Coast. They’ve grown into a thriving business that:

Tags: Retail Ecommerce Ignitiv Integrations Customizations Applications Catalog

Big Wave Surfing: How Mozu Ensures eCommerce Security During Traffic Spikes

Big Wave Surfing: How Mozu Ensures eCommerce Security During Traffic Spikes

By Stephen Meserve | January 5, 2016

Categories: Digital ExperienceRetail & Commerce Technology

Now that the hardcore holiday shopping days have come and gone, you’ve probably heard some of the horror stories. Some retailers lost millions at the hands of heavy traffic outages and the criminals who know how to take advantage. If you’re in eCommerce, your nightmare scenario can be distilled into one little three-number code: 404.

Tags: Security Retail

Looking Ahead: What Mozu Has in Store for 2016

By Kevin Sproles | December 22, 2015

Categories: Mozu Developers & UsersRetail & Commerce Technology

If you’re a Mozu client, you already know what an exciting year it’s been. Looking back on all our hard work and seeing its impact on the eCommerce landscape, 2015 has been a rewarding year. We’re growing, and fast. So are Mozu clients.

Tags: Ecommerce Enterprise ecommerce platform Mozu Material Volusion

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part One

Use Express.js and the Mozu Node SDK to Capture and Work with Mozu Events, Part One

By Allen-Michael Grobelny | December 17, 2015

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

When working with events in Mozu, you’ll need a web server to capture a POST request sent from Mozu. Express.js offers a quick and easy framework for creating web services and applications with Node.js. When paired with the Mozu Node SDK, you can leverage a simple server in Express.js to catch and handle events from Mozu. In this first post, you’ll get a base Express.js server configured to work with Mozu events. In future blog posts, I’ll explain how to better handle all Mozu events through a single route, how to make API calls to Mozu using event data and the Mozu Node SDK, and how to use Express middleware to validate that requests you receive actually originate from Mozu.

Tags: Developer Mozu

Improving UX: Contextual Information

Improving UX: Contextual Information

By Brantley McMinn | December 15, 2015

Categories: Mozu Developers & Users

This is the first post in a series of articles on making small, but meaningful updates to your theme and content that can add that extra layer of polish to your brand.

Tags: CMS Developer Mozu