What is Marcopoloni?

Our goal is to bring people like you, who cherish and appreciate fine artistry, closer to the artisans who create them. Everything we offer is handmade by carefully-selected artisans who pour their love and pride into each piece of work.

Much as Marco Polo brought the Western world in contact with the treasures of the Far East in the late 13th century, Marcopoloni strives to put you in touch with beautiful handmade goods from around the world!

Testing the new RSS feed

Three-screw wall hook

We’ve been wanting to display a few of our most recent blog posts on the home page of our website. Today, I finally sat down to take a look at what’s involved. At first, it seemed quite daunting. I am not a WordPress expert by any means, and my knowledge of PHP is pretty . . . → Read More: Testing the new RSS feed

Trying to claim a blog on Technorati

Today I was reading up on some tips and tricks for increasing inbound links to our site. I came across a good article (I have to go back and find the site, I will repost the link when I do), and one of the many tips talked about getting listed on Technorati.

I knew . . . → Read More: Trying to claim a blog on Technorati

Mobile Hotspot

On this trip to Japan we arrived prepared and had a mobile hotspot ready for us. The wimax 4G device will allow five devices to be connected at the same time. This has allowed us to find more craftspeople to contact and setup our appointments. Too bad that the rented device came with a . . . → Read More: Mobile Hotspot

The Web Site Shuffle

The number of products offered on the Marcopoloni web site has grown so much that the way in which we organized product lines no longer made sense. Last week we shuffled things around in a logical way. . . . → Read More: The Web Site Shuffle

Permalinks and File Not Found

Last week we added permalinks to all of our products and a 404 page that is a lot more user friendly. . . . → Read More: Permalinks and File Not Found

How to Format Pictures Using Cascading Style Sheets

Today I am going to add a little style to my History of Murano Glass article. I want this to be the foundation of my skill set that will enable me to nicely format all other pages. As the resident database guy, I have always relied on Emi to do the styling, but the time has come for me to step up to the plate. . . . → Read More: How to Format Pictures Using Cascading Style Sheets

Coming Soon: Video with Gianni Describing his New Leather Roses

Posting a video to our web site is not as fast a process as I thought. Using the tools at my disposal, there are many conversions necessary and I ran into a few snags that cause this project to spill into tomorrow. . . . → Read More: Coming Soon: Video with Gianni Describing his New Leather Roses

Dreamweaver is Currently Interacting with a Server

It has come to the point where every other day I try to code and instead have to sit through Dreamweaver’s constant errors and freezes. The lost productivity attributatble to Dreamweaver is Currently Interacting with a Server is getting to be noticeable. . . . → Read More: Dreamweaver is Currently Interacting with a Server

Windows Disk Virus

Of course it strikes at the worst possible time… Just as I am contemplating making a glorious cappuccino after some great Linguine al Castello (a seafood pasta dish really worth a try). Oh, wait! And weren’t my last words: “It’s pretty early, I look forward to a productive afternoon.”?

They were. And I will . . . → Read More: Windows Disk Virus

Switching to the new Fedex web services

With the future implementation of Fedex web services on our web site we expect to be able to give our international customers exact shipping quotes and tracking information. . . . → Read More: Switching to the new Fedex web services