The Designer’s Shopify blog

Should Design Studios Move Their Websites to Shopify?

Should Design Studios Move Their Websites to Shopify?

Lately we’ve been asked a lot, “Should my design studio’s website be on Shopify?” After all, if you’re a Shopify designer, shouldn’t your own website be on Shopify as well? Not necessarily. Let’s break down...
How do I make my Shopify store accessible?

Shopify ADA Compliance: How to Make Your Website Accessible

The below is not legal advice and we do recommend seeking the advice of an expert who specializes in web accessibility. What is web accessibility? Website accessibility refers to how easily websites can be used...
What to do when a client doesn’t have the budget to work with you

Low Budget Clients: How to Offer Ways to Work Together

Working with Low-Budget Web Design Shopify Clients When you go through a discovery call and even maybe the proposal phase and your lead tells you, “it’s out of my budget”, it can feel disheartening. You’re...
Best Podcasts for Shopify Web Designers (2024)

Best Podcasts for Shopify Web Designers (2024)

Learning Shopify Through Podcasts I’m a podcast junkie, and in my first year of working on Shopify, I listened to podcasts about it constantly, which taught me a lot about how to help store owners...
What is headless Shopify and when to use it?

Headless Shopify: What It Is, and When to Use It

If you’re into reading Shopify Partner updates, you’ll often hear about Headless websites, or the Hydrogen builder. Shopify often boasts about how some of the biggest brands are using Shopify for their headless websites, and...
Should you build a Shopify store from scratch?

Shopify Themes vs. Building a Custom Theme from Scratch

Has a client ever asked you for a totally custom Shopify website, insisting that they don’t want to use a template? Here’s a message we got from one of our followers: “I got myself into...
How Shopify Website Designers Can Leverage Chat GPT

How Shopify Website Designers Can Leverage Chat GPT

Yes, it's all the rage these days: Chat GPT. Some love it and have quickly adopted it, while others are more skeptical and fear its potential impact on their profession. As a Shopify Certified Expert...
How to design packaging for store and online with Laura Evans

How to Design Packaging for Store Shelves and Online Stores

Products sold online and products sold in retail don't always require the exact same packaging design approach. My experience as a brand and packaging designer is mainly in retail. The big brand agencies I worked...
Shopify Passive Income: How to Generate Recurring Revenue

Shopify Passive Income: How to Generate Recurring Revenue

If you’re a web designer, you’ve heard of how much passive income designers can make by offering monthly hosting packages to their clients. But what about websites where hosting is already taken care of, like...
What is Shopify's Liquid Code?

What is Shopify's Liquid Code? A Guide for Designers

What is Shopify Liquid? Liquid is a templating language created by Shopify and it's specifically designed to work with Shopify's e-commerce platform (although it is used in other projects today). Liquid allows store owners to...
How to Hire A Shopify Developer

Need to Hire a Shopify Developer? Follow These Tips

We know that Shopify has a learning curve and if you’re not ready to dip into the theme code yet, then it can sometimes feel limiting. If you do like to DIY and figure things...
Client Red Flags (and How to Let Them Down Nicely)

Client Red Flags (and How to Let Them Down Nicely)

Before we dive into potential red flags, I want to give you permission to say no. Whether you’re newer in your business, or have been established for a couple years - saying no to work...