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How Web Fonts Can Enhance Your Client’s Custom Ecommerce Store

How Web Fonts Can Enhance Your Client’s Custom Ecommerce Store

Web fonts to enhance stores

Whether you’re building a theme from scratch or editing an existing one, you’ll need to consider how typography is implemented for your clients. Web fonts open up the range of fonts available, but come at a price for site performance. It’s important to understand how fonts load across different browsers, and how performance can be improved by using new techniques or careful adjustments to your themes.

In this article you will learn:

  • What web fonts are and how they work.
  • The differences between FOUT and FOIT.
  • How to add web fonts to Slate.
  • How fonts will be loaded on Shopify in the future.

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Working with Apparel Clients: Trends, Apps, and Themes to Consider

Working with Apparel Clients: Trends, Apps, and Themes to Consider

Working with apparel clients

Developers who work with apparel brands can play an important role in their development, delivering carefully designed user-interfaces for clients. As a highly innovative industry, developers need to keep up to date with emerging trends, new technologies, and suitable app integrations when designing custom stores for fashion clients.

In this article we'll provide:

  • A CSV file with demo apparel products, perfect for quickly setting up a store when pitching clients.
  • Insights into emerging trends influencing the growth of the online fashion sphere.
  • Recommended apps and themes for apparel stores.

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Using Responsive Images to Decrease Page Loading Times

Using Responsive Images to Decrease Page Loading Times

Responsive images

With the addition of new attributes to image objects in Liquid, and by offering responsible image support, we've unlocked the ability for theme developers to have more control in how they load images. Theme developers can now create rules for how images appear on small screens, and provide more robust themes for clients.

In this article you will learn:

  • Why having responsive images is important.
  • How to use Shopify’s new attributes to implement responsive images.
  • How lazy-loading helps Shopify themes optimize the user-experience.

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How Open Graph Tags can Optimize Social Media Experiences

How Open Graph Tags can Optimize Social Media Experiences

Open Graph tags

Seeing inaccurate or missing content appear when a merchant shares their products on social media can be frustrating, and as a developer you’ll want to avoid these problems. By implementing Open Graph tags carefully, you can ensure that the correct information is sent to social media channels from your client’s website.

In this article you will learn:

  • What Open Graph tags are, where to use them, and how they relate to Shopify.
  • How using Slate can assist with adding Open Graph tags.
  • How to troubleshoot Open Graph issues.

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How to Create Your First Shopify Theme Section

How to Create Your First Shopify Theme Section

Shopify theme section

Giving your clients creative control is key, especially when they want the ability to customize their store. Shopify’s section options are powerful tools for personalizing a site.

In this article you will learn:

  • What theme sections and blocks are, and how they can be used
  • How to build static and dynamic sections and include them in your theme
  • How to unlock customization even further by creating section blocks

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[Free Webinar] Building Blocks: How to Create Custom Theme Sections and Blocks

[Free Webinar] Building Blocks: How to Create Custom Theme Sections and Blocks

Custom theme sections and blocks webinar

In this free webinar hosted by Shopify Partners, Liam Griffin — Partner Education and Front End Developer Advocate at Shopify — will walk you through how to get started with building sections and blocks, so you can empower your clients with exciting new ways to personalize their Shopify stores.

During this session, Liam will cover:

  • An introduction to sectioned theme layouts.
  • How to create static and dynamic sections for homepages.
  • What blocks are, when to use them, and how they relate to sections.
  • What type of elements you can add to sections and blocks.

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