Web vitality: Google uses Core Web Vitals to judge websites. One of the criteria is the so-called CLS. (Cumulative Layout Shift) It defines how much the content on a page shifts when the browser builds the page. The CLS value should be less than 0.1. We made some updates to improve pages to meet this criterion.
Enhancement: The order of the address information in the customer address book is now more logical and consistent.
Adjustment: With effect from 1 July 2021, webshops are obliged to charge the VAT applicable in the country of delivery for sales within the EU. To this end, we have chosen to add the VAT information on the checkout page when presenting amounts.
Adjustment: As of July 1, 2021, we have adjusted the shipping costs to the increased rates of the carriers. Your contribution in shipping costs is calculated based on the order amount and the country where we ship your order.
Improvement: The size setting for several images in the blog was too wide for mobile devices. We changed the width definition of these images through styling to fit in the available space.
Improvement: The list of blog posts on mobile devices now has thumbnail images showing what the post is about.
Improvement: Newer versions of Google Chrome introduce an issue with Magento2. We have changed the configuration of the Content Security Policy so that the error no longer occurs.
We've changed the categories and tags for the blog to make it easier to search the blog posts. We have
(initially) created four categories: music reviews, equipment reviews, news and "to the MAX". We use
tags to associate posts with brand names.
In the main menu we have customized the blog section; you can now choose the categories directly.
The categories and tags are now also translated, also in the links, such that they change with the language choice in the website.
In the blog pages, we have added the category choice as a widget in the sidebar. This provides an additional way to select all messages in a certain category.
The "tagcloud" can be used to choose blog posts based on the brand names of manufacturers whose products are featured in the website.
Improvement: We use Tappable to communicate with our customers and website visitors. We have created the possibility to integrate Tappable into the website for both desktop and mobile devices.
Bug fix: Some customers could not log in and got an error message from the captcha that secures the login screens. The captcha was not always visible while it was required. We have replaced the captcha with the version from Google. The captcha now appears when you login, when you create a new account, and when you send a contact form.
Enhancement: All blog posts had been imported from our original blog. The layout of some (of the older) posts were specific to WordPress and therefore not recognized by the new application. This has been fixed.
Enhancement: Some blog posts contained patterns specific to WordPress and were not recognized by the new application, or links led to pages in the old blog. All patterns have been corrected and updated, and links now lead to pages in the new application.
Enhancement: The order of the fields that hold the customer information on the checkout page has been changed. The order is more logical and natural than before. Placeholders have been added to the address fields with a suggestion of the information that may be supplied.
Bug fix: On mobile devices the "Contact Us" page seemed to have submenu items. This was incorrect and has been changed accordingly.
Bug fix: Some of the email templates used by the system were not styled consistently. The inconsistencies have been corrected.
Enhancement: YouTube movies are now correctly scaled for mobile devices when used within the website.
Bug fix: Several of our reviews contained links to product pages that lead to the 404-error page. The correct links are now available in de reviews.
Bug fix: The payment method Mister Cash was incorrectly configured and as a result, could not be used. We have fixed the configuration and the payment method is active.
Bug fix: The "select all" (and "deselect all") function on the product information page to select related products and add them to your shopping cart now works. Note that you can only choose products that have a selection box. Products with options have to be separately selected and reviewed before you can add them to your shopping cart. You cannot choose these products for immediate addition to your shopping cart.
Bug fix: Comments added through the back office did not always appear in the emails sent to customers. We corrected it. We also reviewed and clarified the email texts.
Bug fix: We imported the product information during the transition to the new system. All links in the description have been copied one to one. In several cases, these links led to an error message. We've fixed it.
Bug fix: We've tweaked the 404 error page styling for smaller mobile pages.
Enhancement: We have changed the Content Security Policy (CSP) to allow embedding of YouTube, Spotify, and Qobuz content.
Enhancement: The blog module has been updated to the latest version (2.10.0). We have also cleaned the code.
New: We have added ShoppingFeeder to have products show up in Google Shopping.
Official release of our new web application. This first version contains many new functionalities
but is based on the successful application that we have used since 2010. The specific focus was on the usage
of mobile phones and tablets.
On this page you can check what we have changed in each subsequent release.