District Changelog

August 22, 2017 — Version 2.3.1

  • Fixed layout issue with Featured Row's image on mobile devices.
  • Updated the gift card template with the correct CSS file.

August 3, 2017 — Version 2.3.0

  • Customize menu sliders - Switch to using Shopify's new range sliders for selecting number based values in the customize theme menu.  For example, this is used to select the pixel width of the header's logo image, how fast the slideshow should transition, how many products per page or section, and dozens of other uses.  Overall, this update does not add any new functionality to the theme, but it does make it easier to customize certain options.

August 2, 2017 — Version 2.2.3

  • Custom content section - Fixed an issue with properly displaying images in this type of home page section. We now set the image block "max width” to match the actual image size that corrects the issue.
  •  Slideshow section - Further improved initial load of desktop slideshow images.
  • Password page - Fixed an issue with the background where it is now set to transparent to correct the issue.

July 26, 2017 — Version 2.2.2

  • Instagram feed - Instagram recently made an unannounced change to how cropped images are loaded.  This required a new way to manually specify the dimensions of the square crop for proper rendering.

July 7, 2017 — Version 2.2.1

  • Slideshow section - Improved the blur effect on slideshow images as they preload. 
  • Custom content section - Fixed an issue with properly displaying images in this type of home page section. We now set a maximum width that matches the “page width” that corrects the issue.

June 30, 2017 — Version 2.2.0

  • Responsive Images - We dramatically improved the theme's load time, image quality and performance by adding responsive image functionality.  Now throughout your shop, the specific images needed for the browser's width and screen quality (retina or non-retina) will load.  Mobile devices might load an image that is 400px (non-retina) or 800px (retina) wide, however, a desktop visitor might see the same image load in at a high quality 2000px wide based on their browser width.  This significant change reduces load time for mobile users and ensures everyone sees the best quality images.
  • Optimized JavaScript - Now District's JavaScript files are properly minimized and loaded after the initial HTML has downloaded.  This results in higher PageSpeed numbers, and quicker initial load times.
  • PageSpeed and Theme Load - With the optimization efforts and responsive images we have reduced the page's total size by over 50% on desktop and 70% on mobile.  We also increased the PageSpeed up 32% to 92% optimized and YSlow score up 7% to 79%.  With this optimization effort, we have crossed off every possible improvement that is controllable by themes—remaining is up to Shopify.
  • Mobile Slideshow Image - Now you can upload a separate slide image for mobile devices.  We still recommend landscape 1500 x 600px images for the standard slides, however, now you can use square or portrait images that work better on mobile.
  • Logo - Large width logos in the header now properly size down on mobile devices
  • Breadcrumb - Tags that use the underscore _ for the grouping technique will now see spaces instead of underscores
  • Currency - Now lowercase or uppercase currency codes will properly work
  • Customize theme - Fixed broken links to documentation
  • Logo section - Now you can control the logo's width along with the spacing between logos

April 26, 2017 — Version 2.1.3

  • Fixed an issue with the currency conversion when cents are disabled in the default currency.

April 19, 2017 — Version 2.1.2

  • Fixed CSS and JavaScript issue with the coming soon password page

April 19, 2017 — Version 2.1.1

  • Collection - Fixed a layout issue with collection images that should span the full browser width

April 18, 2017 — Version 2.1.0

  • Newsletter Subscription - All email addresses are now added directly to the Shopify customer lists. This allows you to use the various 3rd party email marketing Shopify Apps to sync your customer lists with MailChimpKlaviyoEmmaCampaign MonitorSoundestRare.ioKevyRemarkety and more. When you sync your customers you can send highly targeted emails—signed up for the newsletter and hasn't purchased, has purchased over $100, is a repeat buyer, has purchased a specific product, etc.
  • Rename assets/district.js.liquid to assets/theme.js.liquid and assets/district.scss.liquid to assets/theme.scss.liquid  to be more consistent with Shopify's customization guides
  • Promotional - Add styling for mobile Safari's auto-linking phone numbers
  • Collection - Fixed an issue where the buttons to switch between grid and list sometimes did not work
  • Product - Added support for Shopify's show SKU numbers on product pages guide
  • Featured Grid - Added the option to upload an optional rollover image
  • Logos Section - Fixed the logo image alt tags
  • Typography - Fixed typos on font name labels
  • Instagram - Properly encode HTML characters for the image's alt text
  • Header - Add logo widths for better rendering in Firefox on retina displays
  • Cart - Only show currency converter disclaimer if a currency other than the shop's currency is being previewed
  • Added a liquid filter to properly escape all the theme's text and textarea options

February 15, 2017 — Version 2.0.5

  • Fixed a bug that did not properly disable the "add to cart" button when certain variants are sold out

February 8, 2017 — Version 2.0.4

  • Fixed bug that prevented the product image container heights from matching up on the home page
  • Update to Shopify's latest JavaScript functionality for updating variant selections
  • Improved visual rendering on one character tags in the sidebar menus

February 3, 2017 — Version 2.0.3

  • Chrome 56 has a documented bug where fixed position elements inside sticky elements produce layout rendering issues (mobile menu visible).  Chrome has fixed this in the upcoming version 57, however this theme update provides a workaround to prevent the layout issues.

January 17, 2017 — Version 2.0.2

  • Fix a bug where products were occasionally added to the cart twice

January 17, 2017 — Version 2.0.1

  • Prevent the browser from scrolling horizontally when the mobile menu is open

January 16, 2017 — Version 2.0.0

  • Nearly a complete rewrite of District to support the new Shopify section features and dramatically improve the performance and optimization. The update is over 10,000 lines of modified theme code.
  • Added new home page sections that allow you to add multiple sections and easily reorder them
    • Blog - blog posts
    • Collection - collection grid
    • Collection - collection list
    • Collection - featured collection
    • Collection - featured collection with text
    • Image - Featured grid
    • Image - Gallery
    • Image - Image with text
    • Image - Image with text overlay
    • Image - Logo list
    • Image - Slideshow
    • Social media - Instagram feed
    • Text - Rich text
    • Video - Video with text overlay
    • Advanced layout - Custom content
    • Advanced layout - Featured lookbook
  • Slideshow - Now includes a new video background slide to add looping YouTube videos in the background
  • Promotional - Improved promotional bars where you can now add multiple announcement and sign up bar while controlling if they should appear on desktop, mobile or both. Additionally the popup bar has new options to control if it appears on desktop, mobile or both.
  • Header - Added a new minimal header size to reduce the header's margin and padding
  • Header - Added a new feature to lock the top bar or header while scrolling down the page
  • Footer - Choose between color and black & white payment icons
  • Footer - Update payment icons to support Shopify's latest icons
  • Footer - Option to add menus, sign up forms and contact / social media blocks
  • Overall - Titles, headings and text snippets are dramatically easier to edit in the theme using the new theme editor
  • Colors - Simplified some of the color options now that certain section or template blocks contain color options (for example, password page)
  • Collections - Added a new Advanced tag grouping option.  Now you can easily organize product tags into groups using special tag formats.
  • Collections - Choose if the tags should be displayed as buttons or a menu
  • Collections - Added the option to create multiple sidebar menu blocks and reorder them
  • Product - New options to add a product collection in addition to the related products
  • Blog - New sidebar options to add multiple menus, images, recent posts, RSS feed, tags and even HTML.
  • Blog - Optionally you can now remove all the sidebar blocks to hide the sidebar all together
  • Search - Option to show a collection if the search doesn't find any products
  • Collection list - Now you can choose between collection previews (first four products) or a grid layout (collection image or first product image)
  • Collection list - By default Shopify shows your collections in alphabetical order. Now you can manually control the listing by adding collections that you can reorder
  • Instagram - Requests to the API are now cached in the browser's local data to reduce the number of API calls and optimize the page load
  • JavaScript - Dramatically optimize the performance of the theme's JavaScript across all the pages and templates
  • Grid - Add a new CSS based grid system so shops can now create responsive grid layouts with HTML markup only
  • Structured data - Update the structured data for better SEO and Google Shopping results
  • Password page - New settings to edit the password page directly from the theme editor
  • Variants - Move away from Shopify's soon to be deprecated options_select.js functionality
  • Pages - New pages now default to the narrow width
  • Removed unused snippets
  • Languages - Added new German, Spanish, French and Portuguese translations
  • Redesign the Energy preset to showcase some of the new section features and change the default preset colors
  • Optimize the image sizes throughout the theme using Shopify's new methods
  • Slideshow - Now renders quicker and removes the temporary flash of additional slides
  • Slideshow - Optimized the slide image loading. Now the images lazy load as the slider advances.
  • Dozens of small bug fixes and theme improvments

November 11, 2016 — Version 1.6.4

  • Fixed a bug with the product image alt tags

November 9, 2016 — Version 1.6.3

  • Minor improvement to product Structured Data

October 4, 2016 — Version 1.6.2

  • Fixed minor CSS error
  • Fixed minor bug with currency conversion

August 22, 2016 — Version 1.6.1

  • Fixed formatting bug with certain currencies
  • Improved alignment of currency convertor feature
  • Improved the loading of multiple variant select elements

August 13, 2016 — Version 1.6.0

  • Add second level dropdowns, mega menus
  • Add currency convertor
  • Add option to display vendors on product and collection templates
  • Update schema.org content for product pricing
  • Include theme font selection on the gift card template
  • Prevent sold out and on sale labels from overlapping
  • Fix center alignment issues with homepage featured collection
  • On collection pages allow command clicking of products to open in new tabs
  • Homepage featured grid items properly tint color on hover if the title is empty
  • Add optional grid layout for search results (products only)

June 3, 2016 — Version 1.5.5

  • Switched social sharing URLs to canonical URLs so share counts are consistent for unique products regardless of URL
  • Adjusted Pinterest share button margins to prevent overlaps

May 27, 2016 — Version 1.5.4

  • Preload product images for faster switching of images when clicking on thumbnails or changing product variants
  • Fixed rare issue where re-ordering variant images in the admin caused product variant switching to load incorrect images
  • Update social icons with new logos for Instagram, Medium and Google Plus
  • Added new social icon options for LinkedIn and Snapchat
  • Blog pagination now properly changes when switching between the layout options

May 12, 2016 — Version 1.5.3

  • Create account link now appears when you set accounts to required
  • Added an option in collections-list.liquid to manually use collection feature images in a grid
  • Fixed 'read more' links for pages in search results
  • Fixed the margin between the featured product image and thumbnails when below

April 12, 2016 — Version 1.5.2

  • Added gallery (next / previous) support for product image lightbox
  • New option to enable expanding dropdown menus in the mobile navigation panel
  • Fixed touch scrolling issues in mobile navigation panel
  • Improved accessiblity for dropdown menus and tabbing through store links
  • Improve cancel button styles for customer account confirmation page
  • Updated the focus color of the promo bar links
  • Fixed issue where the "on sale" or "sold out" labels might appear vertical while the store is loading

March 9, 2016 — Version 1.5.1

  • Choose between adding newsletter sign up to your Shopify customer list or a MailChimp list. If you use the customer list it might be easier to sync your customer data with other email marketing providers.
  • Product images in collections now match heights across the rows, improving the appearance of shops with a variety of image sizes
  • Fix issue where variant images would not change if thumbnails were hidden

February 1, 2016 — Version 1.5.0

  • New and Improved - Coast Demo Site and Preset
  • Blog - Added a number of new features and customize theme options
  • Blog - Change the layout between single, two column or two columns with a featured blog post
  • Blog - Ability to show or hide the author, date, tags, read more buttons
  • Blog - Choose if the article image should appear before or after the article title
  • Blog - Added a menu option to the sidebar
  • Blog - New option to add an image to the sidebar
  • Included more Google Fonts: Karla, Martel Sans, Noto Sans, Bitter, Martel, Noticia Text, PT Serif and Source Serif Pro
  • New option in Collection menu to choose between showing one or two columns of products on mobile devices
  • Improved the loading of the home page slideshow

January 25, 2016 — Version 1.4.2

  • Improved social sharing for blog articles
  • Fix bug with touch devices when product zoom feature is enabled

January 13, 2016 — Version 1.4.1

  • Fix product image zoom issue in Firefox

January 5, 2016 — Version 1.4.0

  • Expand Typography menu choices with Google Fonts
  • Redevelop the sliding mobile menu functionality for better performance
  • Add new Popup menu with options for image, page content and MailChimp newsletter signup
  • New Promotional Bar options to control when and where the bar appears
  • Add option to show arrows on home page slider
  • Improve Instagram rollover animation
  • Fix bugs with promotional bar and top bar not properly locking as you scroll
  • Add option to hide Featured Grid title
  • Update the Energy presets' accent color and typography

December 28, 2015 — Version 1.3.3

  • Fix layout issue with Firefox incorrectly breaking words

December 21, 2015 — Version 1.3.2

  • Minor update to fix width of shop title on the storefront password page

December 18, 2015 — Version 1.3.1

  • Improve mobile slide out navigation

December 15, 2015 — Version 1.3.0

  • Add a customizable promotional bar 
  • New product image 'hover to zoom' feature
  • Blog articles support Shopify's new feature image option for thumbnails
  • Add support for Apple Wallet gift cards
  • Load higher resolution Instagram images
  • Improve Twitter sharing captions
  • New link to create a customer account from the login page
  • New option to set the number of products to be shown on the product collection pages
  • Load in larger 1024x1024 images for products
  • Optimized and reorganized the customize theme menu for the new Shopify requirements

November 1, 2015 — Version 1.2.2

  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

October 7, 2015 — Version 1.2.1

  • Instagram feed updated to support the new non-square media images
  • Fixed bug where dropdown menus could overlap other navigation links
  • Better error messages when trying to add products without enough inventory
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

September 10, 2015 — Version 1.2.0

  • New Template: Added a new store password template where you can collect email addresses before your shop goes live
  • Added customization options for the password template where you can upload a background image, set colors and configure email capture details
  • Added link back to shop homepage in the footer for SEO
  • Added SKU numbers to the variant options for better product SEO
  • Improved interactions around navigation drop-downs and clicking the back button in Safari

August 22, 2015 — Version 1.1.3

  • New customize menu options to enable/disable each of the footer columns
  • Fixed the payment icons for Firefox

August 11, 2015 — Version 1.1.2

  • Fixed the cart preview sizing on mobile layouts

August 10, 2015 — Version 1.1.1

  • Fixed a centering issue with the new horizontal header layout
  • Changed product page images from large (480px wide) to grande (600px wide)

August 6, 2015 — Version 1.1.0

  • Introduced a new theme preset, Coast - Coast Demo | Shopify Theme Store
  • Updated presets for District and Energy
  • New Header options to show the logo and naviation vertically centered or horizontal inline
  • Updated design style for dropdown menus
  • Option to show solid border around entire site or only along the top
  • Option to display the Featured Grid titles below the images
  • Updated spacing and margins between sections

June 24, 2015 — Version 1.0.0

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