Advanced Shopify theming techniques you should be using

I have been working on Shopify themes for the past few years, and now as a designer advocate at Shopify, I have learned countless tips, tricks, and hacks that you can use to reinvigorate your theme design process and, ultimately, make your workflow more efficient. This article will provide you with an overview of several advanced theme development techniques that I have been using recently. I’ll also include code samples and resources that you will find useful when you’re building your next theme on Shopify.

I like to think of Shopify theme development as a blank canvas. Shopify gives you the tools to design and develop beautiful stores using toolsets that you already know like HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The only new element you will need to familiarize yourself with is Liquid. Liquid is the Shopify template language that allows you to use placeholders to pull data from a store into your theme. It’s quick to learn and I recommend you bookmark the very useful Liquid cheat sheet to help you get up and running quickly.

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Levin Mejia is a self-taught designer and front-end developer working with Shopify as a designer advocate. His passion for design combined with his thirst for continual learning inspired him to run his own conference: Go Beyond Pixels. He has worked for clients all over the world, such as Vox Media in NYC.