Downsides of Using a WooCommerce Shopping Cart for Free Downloads

In my last post, I offered 7 Reasons to Handle Free Downloads with Your WooCommerce Shopping Cart and ended by saying that there are some downsides to consider as well. Let’s dig right into those along with some solutions. Continue reading Downsides of Using a WooCommerce Shopping Cart for Free Downloads

7 Reasons to Handle Free Downloads with Your WooCommerce Shopping Cart

Free downloads are a great way to  draw attention and traffic to your site. They also allow potential customers to sample what you have to offer, and hopefully gain an interest in your paid products. Rather than just providing a link for a free download, I much prefer to run those downloads through my WooCommerce shopping cart. There are a number of great reasons for doing this: Continue reading 7 Reasons to Handle Free Downloads with Your WooCommerce Shopping Cart

E-book Download Icons

E-book icons example
An example of the e-book icon set in use for a book available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi formats.

I recently set up a web page for downloading an e-book that is available in multiple formats. I had already been using a small document icon to decorate PDF download links, and now I wanted matching icons for the mobi and EPUB format too.

A Google search didn’t turn up what I was looking for so I created my own based on the PDF icon from the Fugue Icons set by Yusuke Kamiyamane. He so kindly released his icons under a Creative Commons attribution license and now I’m doing the same with the extra two icons. Continue reading E-book Download Icons

iOS 5 Safari Now Has Native HTML5 Date and Time Pickers

This falls under the category of sometimes it’s the little mundane things that can get me excited…

I’ve been wanting mobile Safari to have native date pickers ever since I started creating Web apps for iPhone. Every time I dealt with date fields I had to create pickers with javascript that were just not as good as those for real iPhone apps. I had been checking to see if native pickers were included in each iOS release but forgot about checking iOS 5 until now. Continue reading iOS 5 Safari Now Has Native HTML5 Date and Time Pickers