© 2017

The Definitive Guide to Shopify Themes

Master the Design Skills to Build World-Class Ecommerce Sites

  • First and most up-to-date book on the market to cover Shopify themes

  • Written by Shopify Plus expert Gavin Ballard, author of a number of Shopify-related projects, including Bootstrap for Shopify, Cart.js, and Advanced Shopify Theme Development and reviewed by Keir Whitaker

  • Fully supported with thorough online code examples and repositories


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Gavin Ballard
    Pages 1-10
  3. Gavin Ballard
    Pages 11-24
  4. Gavin Ballard
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  5. Gavin Ballard
    Pages 41-62
  6. Gavin Ballard
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  7. Gavin Ballard
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  8. Gavin Ballard
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  9. Gavin Ballard
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  10. Gavin Ballard
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  11. Gavin Ballard
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  12. Gavin Ballard
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 225-227

About this book


Teaches you the design techniques and practical skills needed to build Shopify themes that make you and your clients proud and profitable. Over 300,000 businesses use Shopify and all of them need a well-designed theme to turn visitors into customers. Designers and developers that can deliver such themes create value for their clients and customers — and get paid accordingly.

Written by Shopify Plus expert Gavin Ballard, this book teaches you how to apply your existing web development skills to the development of Shopify themes. Along the way, we’ll highlight the differences you will encounter and how you can use Liquid, Shopify’s templating language. You will understand the key tools, workflows, principles and processes that help experienced Shopify developers build amazing themes.

This book is the first dedicated to Shopify theme development and is invaluable for any web or e-commerce professional looking to add Shopify skills to their tool belt – add it to your library today.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.MelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Gavin Ballard is a software developer and CEO at Disco, a company that helps businesses succeed on the Shopify platform. He’s the author of the Bootstrap for Shopify framework, as well the courses Mastering Shopify Themes and Mastering Shopify Apps. He writes and speaks about design, development and strategy in eCommerce.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Definitive Guide to Shopify Themes
  • Book Subtitle Master the Design Skills to Build World-Class Ecommerce Sites
  • Authors Gavin Ballard
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gavin Ballard 2017
  • Publisher Name Apress, Berkeley, CA
  • eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0) Apress Access Books
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4842-2640-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4842-2641-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Web Development