Introducing: Bootstrap for Shopify

Today, I’m super-excited to announce the beta release of Bootstrap for Shopify!

The project started when I first looked into updating the theme on my CitiPosters side project. I was looking for a clean, responsive solution without a lot of the cruft that usually accompanies Shopify themes.

Not finding anything, I started wondering how hard it would be to build my own based on the super-excellent Bootstrap framework and started to dive in. The nuts and bolts weren’t too difficult, but I did find a number of quirks and edge cases thrown at me by Shopify’s theme templating system.

After a little while, I realised that anyone else building a Shopify theme based on Bootstrap would most likely be confronting the exact same issues that I was - having to lay out a whole bunch of templates and snippets “the Bootstrap way”, setting up standard layouts again and again, all the while impatient to get on to the “real” work of customising my store.

The updated theme for CitiPosters quickly fell by the wayside as I developed a solution to scratch this itch. The result is Bootstrap for Shopify, a well-documented, well-written clean slate for anyone wanting to rapidly develop a Bootstrap-based theme for a Shopify store.

Learn more about Bootstrap for Shopify here.