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The Benefits of Utilizing a Progressive Web Application in Digital Commerce

A progressive web application (PWA) is a software application built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to run within and depend on a standards-compliant web browser. PWAs exploit their reliance on these browsers to overcome conventional web browsers application development challenges, such as browser-compatibility and feature availability. There is a tremendous opportunity for a unified and […]

The Importance of Implementing a Live Chat Tool for Episerver Commerce Cloud Sites

Amid COVID-19, we are purchasing almost all of our products online, meaning more and more customers are going online each day to find the products they need, which can become a struggle with the lack of in-person assistance. Digital tools, however, can play an important role for businesses and consumers during their online shopping experience, […]

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How to Make a Good Healthcare Website

It’s a question healthcare marketers ask all the time: What are the keys to a good healthcare website? We want a formula. Tried and true best practices. Something that will boil it all down to a clear roadmap. If you search the web, you’ll find website checklists galore. And there are some undisputable basics: You […]

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How to Boost Up Your On-Site Search with a Product Experience Page

On-site search is often a component that often gets overlooked because it can be complicated and challenging to tweak and tune this element of your site with ease. However, before jumping in to set priorities for boosting specific terms, which could lead to negative consequences elsewhere on your website, I recommend looking at product data to enhance your on-site search.  Product data is vital to the […]

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Defer offscreen images in Sitecore

When chasing down performance problems on a website, you’ll often times hit an error around deferring offscreen images.  This warning occurs when you have imagery “below the fold” (e.g., the area you must scroll to see) loading on your webpages. This problem is especially rampant in CMS systems where you’re never quite sure what the […]

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Don’t Fall Short When Assessing Your Customer Experience Tech

Customer experience leaders continue to look for ways to improve their customer experience technologies. These leaders understand that as expectations evolve, competitors try to jump ahead, and other companies invent new capabilities, they must also evolve their capabilities. Assessing your technology stack with respect to customer experience is essential to making sure your technology is […]

Why You Should be Using the Principal Permissions View in AEM

Before AEM 6.5, we really only had one UI to manage user permissions.  That’s not to say we couldn’t go to the JCR directly and set ACLs, but the user admin screen was just simpler. For instance, take this example from the classic user admin console. Typically, this meant that we would check the root […]

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Spring Around at the Speed of Sound: Using Springboot to Jumpstart Middleware

Introduction In our last post, we described the architecture for Handshake, Perficient’s Search Connector Framework. In this post, we’ll be diving into Spring and Springboot, the backbone of the Handshake application. Other colleagues have written great resources for to help get started with Spring. In this post, we discuss common use cases for Spring, when […]

Creating a Custom YAML file for the Access Control Tool

In my previous post I talked about how to add service users to the YAML file exported by the AC Tool.  But what if you want to do something else that isn’t currently possible without a recompile? There may be many reasons to create a custom file, the reason I did it was to include […]

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Netcentric AC Tool – Adding Service Users to Your YAML Files

In my last post, I showed you how to create your YAML output files.  By default, these files do not contain any user information, however, the tool does give you a pretty easy way to include these by using an OSGi configuration.  The only drawback to this approach is that you can’t change it without […]

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Elevating Digital Experience to Another Dimension with Interactive 3D

Raise your hand if you’ve watched a movie or played a video game in the past 20 years. Keep those hands up if you’ve ever been in a car, or a building, or used a smartphone. Most of the modern world we live in, from the entertainment we consume to the products and spaces we […]

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Getting Started with the Netcentric Access Control Tool

Keeping permissions in sync across environments is an issue for most organizations.  In AEM, you can export permissions using packages but this becomes a tedious process if you need to do this on a regular basis. I won’t say that the AC Tool solves the problem completely but it’s a good place to start.  In […]

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