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2. Tools and Workflow

Gavin Ballard

(1)Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

We’ve had an introduction to how Shopify themes are put together, and ended the last chapter looking at the contents of the default Debut theme via the Shopify Admin’s online theme editor. If you were a bit of a masochist, you could do all your theme development through this editor. If you tried that, though, you’d most likely come across these difficulties:

  • The online editor is nice—one of the best of its kind—but it doesn’t quite compare to desktop IDEs or text editors in terms of useful development features.

  • If you’re familiar and productive as a web developer ...

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