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Webvanta starter site updated

When you create a new Webvanta site, we start you out with a basic design that you can either modify or replace. For those of you who like to start from our code, we think you'll appreciate the upgrades we've just made.

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New team member: Andrew DesChenes

I am pleased to announce that Andrew DesChenes has joined us as our Support Manager. He'll be there at the other end of the chat and email support, as well as on the phone.

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Coming soon: an entirely rebuilt admin interface

Over the course of two years building Webvanta, the system has evolved a great deal, and we've learned a lot from our talented users. A few months ago, we decided that the time had come to rebuild the user interface.

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And the winners are...

We're delighted to announce the winners of the Webvanta Web Design Contest. The top prize goes to the Gunpowder Graphics site, created by designer John Slingerland.

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Update: Images & Files Multiple Selection Improvements

This week's updates include some behind-the-scenes bug fixes and one significant change in how the Images & Files screen works. You can now use shift-click to select multiple items, and the previous "sticky selection" behavior has been removed.


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Building an E-Commerce Site with Webvanta and FoxyCart

If you want to sell things on your web site, you need a way to accept payments. There's many ways to do this, depending on your needs.

Rather than building payment processing into Webvanta, we've chosen to make it easy to integrate your Webvanta site with a variety of different solutions, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs. We've partnered with FoxyCart to provide an easily customized and nicely streamlined shopping cart and payment processing solution.

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An Assortment of Little Fixes

Last night we deployed a variety of small enhancements, including refinements to page cache clearing for moderated comments, bulk deletion of files, comment formatting, and JavaScript compatibility.

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Why Fluid Designs are Usually a Poor Choice

I occasionally hear people say that web sites should be designed to stretch to the width of the browser (a fluid design), because this lets the user take advantage of whatever their screen size is. Most fluid designs, however, decrease usability.

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Cufon SEO - Make Great Looking SEO Friendly Headlines With Cufon

Thanks to the small set of fonts that you can depend on being available on most computers, typography on the web tends to be, well, boring.

There's lots of ways around this limitation. For the Webvanta.com site, we chose to use Cufon, an excellent all-JavaScript solution.

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Data Import via CSV Files Now Available

Today we deployed an initial version of a CSV importer, so you can now bring data into your Webvanta site by importing a file.

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