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News & Articles

How does !important actually work? (It's not what you think!)
CSS !important does more than just increase the importance of a style rule, it inverts the CSS cascade! Learn what exactly that means in this week's video by Una Kravets
10 Ecommerce Trends That Will Define Online Shopping in 2022
We asked leading Shopify partners for their thoughts on the most important shifts in online shopping and how you can support your clients in addressing them to ensure sales will thrive in the new year.
Shopify Hydrogen Tutorial | Let's Build A Storefront
Get started with Hydrogen by building a storefront.
The easy way to do the Shopify Storefront API (graphql with fetch)
Everyone loves to talk about how graphql is the next best thing since sliced bread, but when you try to get started with it, it can sometimes feel like like an uphill battle with dependancies and libraries just to make the call in the first place. We'll walk through the steps to set up your shop with the access, create the graphql query, and then call the query with Javascript Fetch
How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict
Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.

Code & Tools

Wrangling slow reports, large file exports, and long-running tasks in Rails with Active Job
In every non-trivial application you’ll have to do something that is just slow. You need to export a large data set to a CSV file. An analyst needs a complicated Excel report. Or maybe you have to connect to an external API and process a whole bunch of data. So how do you know when it’s time to use background jobs?
Writing beautiful Shopify themes just got easier
Check out the latest improvements to syntax highlighting for the Shopify Liquid @code extension
Online Store Sections Everywhere w Q&A
Watch this great webinar from Shopify all about Online Store Sections Everywhere.
Use an iPad as a second display for a Mac
With Sidecar, you can use your iPad as a display that extends or mirrors your Mac desktop iPad next to Macbook using Sidecar
Storefront API reference - Updated site
Shopify has been giving some love to their API documentation site. Check out the updated GraphQL Storefront API reference page to see what's new.



Subscriptions APIs now support Apple Pay
Apple pay payments are now accepted for recurring transactions. We added source and virtualLastDigits to the CustomerCreditCard object to support this, in the 2021-10 release.
Segmentation API available in 2022-04 release
In the 2022-04 API version release, Shopify is introducing a Segmentation API for the GraphQL Admin. The API helps app partners support merchants that want to target specific customer groups for marketing, analytics, and reporting. Saved searches and Discount Eligibility based on saved searches, will be deprecated in favor of the Segmentation API.


Building Headless Storefronts on Shopify with Hydrogen - Online Workshops
Curious about Hydrogen -Shopify's React-based framework for building custom storefronts? Register now for an upcoming FREE workshop in March to explore the new framework and get a custom storefront up and running


Technical Lead, FT, Remote
Invisible Themes is looking for a full-time Technical Lead with deep Javascript knowledge to join our growing team! You will be building features, writing exemplary code for the development team to follow and defining the development roadmap.
Front-end Web Developer, FT, Remote
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Front-end Web Developer
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Tip of the Week

API Support for "Store Pickup"

Have you attempted to use the Fulfillment API to mark an order as ready for store pickup?

Turns out you can't - at least, not yet.

According to Shopify this feature is coming to the API but it's available yet.

In the meantime Ben Farhner has come up with workaround by having merchants add custom shipping rates for local pickup.

Check out the forum discussion for yourself