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Multi Level Link List Menus in Shopify Themes

Posted On: September 15th, 2018

Shopify makes creating multi-level and nested navigation easy. But what if you want to do something a little different? Shopify’s theming engine is not good at state management.  There isn’t a lot of bells and whistles that allow you to know where you are in a theme or what your current view is.  Specifically how […]


Shopify Script Editor – Variable Employee Discount

Posted On: May 4th, 2018

Employee discounts are a hassle in shopify. In shopify plus you’re given a script editor to do some of the work so you don’t have to rely on an app. In my case i needed to be able to give certain items different employee discounts. You would think that meta fields would help with this. […]


Shopify Product Object Debugger

Posted On: April 18th, 2018

Here is a quick drop in you can add to the product.liquid page to see all possible outputs from the product object. This helped me when figuring out how to manage different states with the user controls and pricing of a product.


Linklists usage from Shopify Sections

Posted On: April 16th, 2018

I can’t believe how little documentation there is on how to use linklists that are set from sections scheme settings in Shopify. Here is a quick and simple way to access linklists.


Simple Sort By functionality for Shopify Themes

Posted On: April 15th, 2018

Searching for how to implement standard sort_by functionality in Shopify is a mixed bag.  The official support for this functionality does not work well in custom themes.  Simply dropping in the code they provide does not work. 


Goodbye My Friend

Posted On: November 28th, 2017

I received terrible news this morning that my friend and mentor Joshua McDonald has passed away.  As I’ve passed that news onto mutual friends and colleagues I am struck by a heavy an immeasurable sadness.  To lift some of my own grief I want to share how I met Josh.


The Simple Responsive Framework

Posted On: March 23rd, 2017

We start most projects off with a responsive framework. Our current favorite is Zurb’s Foundation framework. This responsive framework has some incredible tools that make it better than other frameworks of its kind. We will highlight a few strong points in this post.