[Free Course] 10x Your Shopify Theme Development Skills with These Free Courses

[Free Course] 10x Your Shopify Theme Development Skills with These Free Courses

Free Shopify Courses: 2016There's a lot to consider when it comes to building and launching a successful Shopify store. From the design and development of a great theme, right through to the production of beautiful product photography, and strategic marketing campaigns — there’s a lot of moving parts.

As much as you might want to dive head first into Shopify theme development, it’s often difficult to know where to start. Should you begin experimenting with Liquid hands-on, or diligently read our documentation from beginning to end?

Each one of us learns differently, but one thing in recent years has become clear — online video training has transformed the way we educate ourselves. These increasingly popular courses can help you take your design and development skills to new heights, by offering a platform for learning a specialized skill-set at your own pace.

As such, we've teamed up with SkillShare, one of the world's leading online learning platforms, and two of our top Shopify Experts to produce two new courses aimed at teaching new and experienced web designers how to work effectively with the Shopify platform.

We've ensured both of these courses are completely free — that way, you can start your path to 10x'ing your Shopify Theme Development skills today.

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Shopify Essentials for Web Developers

Shopify Essentials for Web Developers: From Store Setup to Custom Themes
An Online Skillshare Class by Kurt Elster

If you're new to Shopify, start here. Senior Ecommerce Consultant Kurt Elster's three-hour course is intended for web designers and developers with little to no knowledge, and acts as a comprehensive primer on the Shopify ecosystem. This course will teach you how to get started with theme modification, and walks through the basics of offering your clients a completely custom development.

With over 17 bitesized videos, Kurt will show you how to add a new line of services to your existing web design business, by equipping you with everything needed to find success with Shopify.

This course will feature an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • Getting started with ecommerce
  • Intro to your partner account
  • Development walkthrough
  • Products, collections, and pages
  • Products and their variants
  • Pages and blogs
  • Themes, layouts, and filters
  • Themes and Liquid explained
  • Layouts and templates
  • Filters and loops
  • Liquid walkthrough
  • Using alternate templates and snippets
  • Checkout
  • Theme settings
  • Making money with Shopify

New to Shopify theme development?
This 17-part crash course will provide you with everything you need to know to start designing and developing beautiful ecommerce websites with Shopify. Register today →

Advanced Shopify Theme Development

Advanced Shopify Theme Development
An Online Skillshare Class by Gavin Ballard

If you are a seasoned Shopify professional, and looking to take your skills to the next level, this course is for you. In this 90-minute course, Shopify Expert Gavin Ballard will share the skills and knowledge that have enabled him to work on advanced themes and bespoke apps on the Shopify platform.

This course will teach you how to create exceptional and immersive ecommerce experiences; from using progressive enhancement on product pages, to “Ajaxifying” your cart, and more. Gavin will also share his best practices to help you streamline your own workflow and work​ more effectively in teams.

This course will feature an in-depth look at the following topics:

  • A better development workflow
  • Advanced theme development
  • Product customizations
  • Filtering, sorting, and viewing collections
  • Adding Ajax to your theme
  • Advanced workflow and deployment
  • Automating your workflow
  • Deploying Shopify Themes

Are you a Shopify veteran looking to 10x your theme development skills?
This 90-minute course will show you everything you need to know to take your skills to the next level. Register today →

Looking for more Shopify resources?

We're focused on helping you find success on our platform. From our Shopify and web design resources to our Shopify and Liquid tutorials, we're constantly releasing new resources to enable you to create effective ecommerce solutions for your clients, and beautiful experiences for their customers.

Want to learn more about building themes for Shopify or your clients? Check out our comprehensive list of articles on Shopify Theme Development as well as our tutorials on Learning Liquid for Shopify.

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About the Author

Keir is based in the UK and works on the Partner Community Team at Shopify. You'll often find him at conferences and running workshops on Shopify theme building. You can subscribe to his newsletter, read his latest articles on his blog, listen to his podcast, and follow him on Twitter.

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