How to Build a Stored Page with React on Shopify

We’ve been building Hydrogen, a React framework for building custom storefronts on Shopify, for more than a year. That’s why we went all in on building Hydrogen, our dynamic custom storefronts framework powered by React. We built Hydrogen to solve a problem merchants—especially larger merchants—were facing: How do I use Shopify’s storefront API to build a custom storefront without losing everything I get for free with a Liquid storefront? Developers should enjoy building on a platform, and Hydrogen is built with the best developer experience in mind. While merchants would get the benefit of a completely custom storefront, they would also face problems like picking a framework, building primitives for cart and product selection, performance, testing, accessibility, hosting, scaling, observability, and analytics. We didn’t know what we were building yet and definitely didn’t know what the end result would be. We invested in cutting-edge new technology, like React Server Components, to ensure building on the Shopify platform is a terrific experience for developers. Before Hydrogen, merchants were left with other framework options that required them to start with bulky templates or build something entirely from scratch. (). Continue reading.

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