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How to best optimise your images for Shopify

Edit 22/06/2018: The maximum image size for Shopify is now 5760px. But we're keeping 2048px in this article as this is what the size calculations are based on. One of the things we've been doing a bit of recently is optimisation reports for Shopify stores. This is where we look at how a...

How to create multiple pages of nested collections in Out of the Sandbox themes on Shopify

Out of the Sandbox designs and builds some of the most beautiful themes in the Shopify Theme Store. On their support site, they document how to set up nested collection pages (which is natively supported in later versions of their themes). The way they have implemented it requires you to hardcode...

Things to look at when evaluating the best Shopify theme for your store

There are a lot of elegant, beautifully-designed themes in the Shopify Theme Store these days. One of the more important aspects of a successful online business is the look-and-feel of the storefront. This is the first thing your visitors will see and you need to make a lasting impression while...

How to add New Zealand businesses to Apple Maps

Apple has today rolled out support for adding and maintaining New Zealand business on Apple Maps. What does this mean for your business? If you are a New Zealand-based business, we would strongly recommend you go ahead and claim your business listing on Apple Maps. It’s super quick and easy to...

How we scope and budget a website or branding project

Our process When starting a new project, the first thing most people want to know is how much it’s going to cost. At Lucid, our philosophy is a bit different. Rather than focusing on how much something is going to cost, we prefer to find out as much as we can...