Books, some call them a man’s best friend, and worldwide, if you’re interested in using, deploying, developing and even designing for Magento, there’s a book for you! Here are some of the top picks available all over the globe, spreading the Magento sauce:
The Official Magento User Guide by the Varien Team
Straight from the home team, The Magento User Guide provides the site administrator with detailed instructions addressing the platform’s innumerable functions. From setting up your store to managing your products, pages and promotions to generating detailed reports, our User Guide empowers our ever-widening customer to utilize the platform for all of its vast capacity. Serving as a handy problem solving solution as well as a practical step by step guide, our User Guide is sure to become a cost-effective partner in your Magento store implementation.
The Definitive Magento Guide by Adam McCombs
Available soon through Apress, The Definitive Magento Guide takes a comprehensive look at Magento, a robust and flexible e-commerce platform built on the Zend framework. With over 750,000 downloads, Magento is the fastest growing open source e-commerce solution. This book walks through all of the steps to building a fully functional Magento-based web site. It also includes information on managing products, customers, and orders. This book is directed at web site designers and developers, but will also be extremely useful for business owners who have web sites built on the Magento platform.
Magento: Beginner’s Guide by William Rice
The first of two offerings from Packt Publishing, Magento: Beginner’s Guide guides you on your way to create a dynamic, fully featured, online store with the most powerful open source e-commerce software, Magento! It offers a step-by-step guide to building your own online store, focuses on the key features of Magento that you must know to get your store up and running, teaches you how to customize the store’s appearance to make it uniquely yours and is clearly illustrated, all along the way, with screenshots and working examples.
Magento 1.3 Theme Design by Richard Carter
The second offering from Packt Publishing focuses on helping you develop great visual design for your Magento storefronts by customizing the appearance of your Magento e-commerce store with Magento’s powerful theming engine. It covers giving your Magento stores a unique branded look and feel by creating your own Magento themes, using design techniques to reinforce your brand message and increase sales, customise your Magento theme’s look, feel, layout, and features, promote and improve your Magento store with the use of social media such as Twitter, social bookmarks, and gives you ideas and examples for defining a good print stylesheet so that customers can take prints of your website on the go.
For the German speaking crowd, O’reilly Germany has recently released two books, one aimed at using and deploying Magento and one geared towards Magento developers:
Online-Shops mit Magento by Roman Zenner or “Online Shops with Magento”
Magento - Das Handbuch für Entwickler by Claus Nortmann, Dimitri Gatowski, Daniel Brylla, Sebastian Heuer or “Magento - The Developer’s Handbook”
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