Founding Principles: My Favorite Shopify Resources & Communities

Founding Principles

One of the best things about Shopify is that you’re not the only one using it. When you have a question, there’s probably already an answer somewhere out there.

Given how many resources exist, sometimes finding the right one can be like trying to pick a needle out of a haystack.

So, as an eight-year Shopify veteran, I decided to categorize my favorite resources and communities that I’ve found along the way.

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Founding Principles: Knowing When to Simplify Your Work with Automation

Founding Principles

We hear the term often. But what is ecommerce automation?

Ecommerce automation is the process of streamlining repetitive tasks and operations using smart tools to increase efficiency and productivity, with an end goal in mind – focusing on strategic activities.

Automation is great for increasing productivity & efficiency, connecting disparate business systems automatically that would otherwise require manual steps or even improving internal or external experiences. The benefits are so wide reaching that it’s daunting to know where to start.

Now the question is: how can you identify the tasks that you should automate?

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Founding Principles: Are You Auditing Your Apps?

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It’s February, and I’m excited! Every passing day means we’re closer to enjoying the things that last year stole. It’s easy to get caught up prioritizing vacation destinations, but being a new year also means it’s the best time to look inward to ensure your business operates efficiently for the months ahead.

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Shopify vs Magento: A Developer’s Perspective

When trying to make the decision between Shopify and Magento, you’ll often hear that Shopify is a hosted solution, whereas Magento is open-source software. This is often cited as the key difference between Shopify and Magento. The hosted solution relieves you of having to install and host your online store, but the open-source software allows you a greater degree of customizability.

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The Visual Language of Designing for Touch

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In the print world, paper choice is critical to understanding what kinds of design can be supported. For example, try putting an embossed foil stamp on vellum. On desktops, designers know they have a pristine canvas (the monitor) to work on. Such a canvas is also guaranteed to be used in well-lit conditions. But monitors support colors differently, which means subtle details can become lost. Tablets bring their own hurdles. Continue reading