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4. Designing Theme Foundations

Gavin Ballard

(1)Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Over the next four chapters, we’ll be walking through the process of designing and building an example Shopify theme—page by page, feature by feature. In this chapter, we’ll be looking at the options for getting started with a new theme, then design and implement the key elements common to your store’s entire site—the layout and navigation.

The focus will be on the fundamentals of building a Shopify theme more than the fundamentals of web or visual design. This means you won’t see too much attention paid to styling, visual tweaks, or frontend framework ...

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