Network neutrality is one of the core concepts that make up the internet as we know it. The basic idea is that each packet or piece of data being transmitted over a network receives equal priority. No matter where the data comes from – be it a large corporation or individual website – and no matter what type of data – image, text, movie or voice – it’s all treated equal when traveling through the pipes that make up the internet. A level playing field throughout the internet allows my web site to load just as fast as IBM’s website. It’s what has allowed innovation to come from every corner of the world in the form of startups such as Google or Facebook. Without network neutrality large companies would gain a stranglehold on the internet – stifling new ideas and controlling everyone’s access to both view and publish information.
It took longer than it should have, but we’re excited to announce the launch of our most recent creation CulturalImages.com. Cultural Images is a jewelry collection created by my Mother nearly three decades ago. Detailed photography and an earthly, metal color scheme bring the website to life. The navigation divides the collection based on the predominant imagery found within the designs – Judaica, hands or hamsa, and goddess. The entire site is built on top of the Magento Commerce platform which delivers a very clean and user friendly eCommerce experience for visitors.