Magento 2 Theme Design - Second Edition

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  •  Implement a local development Magento environment 
  • Understand the workings of the Magento theme structure
  • Edit an existing Magento theme to satisfy your business needs
  • Create print strategies for the Magento 2.0 theme
  • Generate specific blocks to improve the Magento 2.0 theme
  • Explore specific Magento programming Methods to improve the Magento 2.0 theme
  • Customize the Magento 2.0 admin panel to create a new Magento 2.0 admin theme
  • Build a Twitter module for Magento 2.0 and integrate Magento 2.0 with social bookmarking

Magento is the e-commerce software and platform trusted by the world’s leading brands. Using Magento’s powerful theming engine, you can control the look, content, and functionality, and easily launch a flexible e-commerce website. However, because of its powerful features, developing Magento themes is easier said than done.

This book aims to leverage the enhancements to theme designing in Magento 2 to the fullest. It will show you how to gear up the performance of your e-commerce website.

We begin by introducing Magento 2 and its features along with implementing a local development Magento environment. We then move on to discuss the concepts of the Magento theme structure such as templates, inheritance, customization, and override.

Further on, we explore the Magento UI Library, which is a new feature available in Magento 2.0. We will create a new Magento 2.0 theme named MyCake Store using Magento Bootstrap from Maven E-commerce and also create print strategies for the Magento 2.0 theme. We will also create and customize a new theme proposal for the Magento admin panel. At the end, we will integrate Magento 2.0 to Twitter and integrate it with social bookmarking and finally deploy our new Magento 2.0 theme.

  • Realize the full potential of theme design in Magento 2
  • Design attractive themes for your e-commerce store to make them stand out amongst the crowd
  • Practical skills and examples ensure you can take what you’ve learnt to your own projects – limited only by your own creativity!
Page Count 288
Course Length 8 hours 38 minutes
ISBN 9781785888229
Date Of Publication 27 Oct 2016


Fernando J Miguel

Fernando J Miguel has been working with software development since 2003 and has continued researching methods to improve his skills through hard work and commitment. He has worked with CMS since 2004 and Magento, specifically, since 2009.

A Certified Professional Scrum Master by the Scrum Alliance, he loves to apply agile as a way of life and improves himself to achieve excellence in work and customers and team satisfaction. He has a background on different technologies and is always seeking the best solution for the current project.

As a University professor, he motivates students to find their own paths and seek excellence in their professional IT careers.

Fernando has a bachelor's degree in Information Systems (Módulo University – Caraguatatuba/SP – Brazil). He has post graduated in Project Management/PMI-PMBOK (Cruzeiro do Sul University – São Paulo/SP – Brazil).

He worked as a Technical Reviewer for Magento 1.4 Theming cookbook, Mastering Magento, Mastering Magento [Video], Mastering Magento Theme Design.

He was the Author of Magento 2 Development Essentials (2016).

Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a seasoned front-end web developer who has worked with Magento since 2008. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England.

He is the founder of the e-commerce agency Peacock Carter, an e-commerce and web design agency based in the North East of England, and has worked for clients including the Scottish Government, City & Guilds, NHS, and the University of Edinburgh.

Richard is the author of four books on Magento, including Magento Responsive Theme Design, and has written three further books on e-commerce and content management systems.