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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By : Fernando J Miguel
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Magento 2 Development Essentials

By: Fernando J Miguel

Overview of this book

Magento is the e-commerce software and platform trusted by the world's leading brands. Used by thousands of merchants for their transactions worth billions, it provides the flexibility to customize the content and functionality of your website. By strengthening your fundamentals in Magento development, you can develop the best solutions and take advantage of the growing market. This fast-paced tutorial will provide you with skills you need to successfully create themes, extensions, and solutions to Magento 2 projects. This book begins by setting up Magento 2 before gradually moving onto setting the basic options of the Sell System. You will take advantage of Search Engine Optimization aspects, create design and customize theme layout, develop new extensions, and adjust the Magento System to achieve great performance. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly explore all the features of Magento 2 to create a great solution. With ample examples and a practical approach, this book will ensure your success with this astonishing e-commerce management system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Magento 2 Development Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The Magento UI

The Magento 2.0 system works with the LESS CSS preprocessor to extend the features of CSS and enable the opportunity to create theme inheritance with minimal and organized effort. With this premise, to help theme developers, we have the Magento UI library in Magento 2.0.

The Magento UI library is based on LESS and provides a set of components to develop themes and frontend solutions:

  • Actions toolbar

  • Breadcrumbs

  • Buttons

  • Drop-down menus

  • Forms

  • Icons

  • Layout

  • Loaders

  • Messages

  • Pagination

  • Popups

  • Ratings

  • Sections

  • Tabs and accordions

  • Tables

  • Tooltips

  • Typography

  • A list of theme variables

Another important resource of the Magento UI and of LESS is the mixin capability. The mixin allows developers to group style rules to work with different devices.

For example, consider that you declared the following CSS code in one determined file:

.media-width(@extremum, @break) when (@extremum = 'max') and (@break = @screen__m) {
    .example-responsive-block {
        background: #ffc;