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Best Practices for BigCommerce Development

After building and supporting BigCommerce stores for over a decade, we’ve learned how to develop stores while keeping them as efficient as possible. This includes building in a way that will let store owners be reasonably able to update and maintain their stores going forward.

Here are our recommendations for best practives when developing stores on BigCommerce:

Edit as FEW files as possible / Develop for Updating

Consolidate all CSS changes to 1 custom css file

Where to Add Javascript

How To Add (Analytics) Scripts

Surround Custom Code With Comments

Use SASS Variables For Colors

Don’t Apply Styling With Javascript

Comment Out Code You Don’t Need

Build on the Cornerstone Theme

Apply Styling With Classes When Possible