Modern Trends - Death of a Slideshow

Modern Trends - Death of a Slideshow

Slideshows remain a ubqiuitous website staple, however they may not be providing any benefit - and potentially even harming - your conversions rates. Maybe it's time to try something different?
Shopify's updated menu structures

Shopify's updated menu structures

Recently, Shopify introduced a fundamental change to how complex navigation menus are constructed for your store. Updates were rolled out to all of our themes at the appropriate time, however a small number of stores running older theme versions might encounter a problem when updating your menu structure. Here, we explain the solutions.

How to set up a mega menu in Canopy

How to set up a mega menu in Canopy

In our Canopy theme, you can create a full-width dropdown menu with headings. We call it a mega menu. You may have seen it in our demo store...
Theme spotlight: Showcase

Theme spotlight: Showcase

Our Showcase theme was first released in 15 August 2014. Since then it has been upgraded constantly to ensure compatibility with device and browser updates, and received a major facelift at the start of 2017 with the release of Shopify sections in the theme editor.

Since then, we've seen the theme put to some extraordinary uses. Here, we explore a few of our favourites.

Assorted Instagram image sizes

Assorted Instagram image sizes

As of the 30th August 2017, Instagram's API now fetches images of all different shapes and sizes. No longer will your images always be square.

This article explains how that happened, and how you can get them back to a tidy row of squares.

Images are not the only fruit

Images are not the only fruit

We can all list a multitude of sites we love that use high-impact, full screen imagery - but what if you simply don't have any such images? Does that mean you've got no way to interest, engage, intrigue or retain your visitors? Here, we take a look through a few techniques that we don't mind admitting have worked on us.

5 things to avoid when starting out with e-commerce

5 things to avoid when starting out with e-commerce

Collectively in our Shopify Support Team, we visit hundreds of stores each week - some established and some just getting started - and it's always a fascinating journey. We thought it might be helpful to offer a quick round up of what we see as a few sticking points some new store owners let stand in their way of success!

What's included with my theme purchase?

What's included with my theme purchase?

Find out all that's included when you buy one of our Shopify themes, what support we offer and whether you can ask us about the theme before you buy (Spoiler: Of course you can!) - Free trials available too.

The trouble with automation<br>(and PageSpeed Insights)

The trouble with automation
(and PageSpeed Insights)

Automation is great and has brought us many things. What isn't always so great, though, is automated website analytics. Help find the right tool for the right job!
How often should I update my theme?

How often should I update my theme?

Both the online industry and the ways in which people access the internet continue to evolve rapidly: Browsers are updated almost daily, and new devices are constantly being released - So how does that impact Shopify store owners, and how often should you look to update your theme?
Canopy and Instagram's new API limits

Canopy and Instagram's new API limits

From 1st June 2016, some Canopy Instagram widgets have stopped working!

This is due to a change that Instagram have made to their service, now requiring authentication on all API calls.

 

Create a collections listing page

Create a collections listing page

All Shopify stores have the option to go to the /collections page to see an alphabetical list of all the collections in your store. But... Perhaps, you don't want to show all your collections? Or you wish to create new pages showing a smaller subset of collections ...

What size should my images be?

What size should my images be?

If there is one question that we are asked more often than any other, it's "How big should I make my images?"

We all know that a picture can tell a thousand words and that good images can transform your store, after all it's the only way an on-line customer can see what they are buying, so what size should your images be?

 

About image scaling

About image scaling

Your site has to work on all types of screen size - from huge desktops to tiny mobiles.

When using a background image, for example in your homepage slideshow, this presents a problem: How do you fit an image with its own orientation into a device that might be completely the other way around?

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