Dawn

by Shopify

Release notes

Version 14.0.0 Apr 24, 2024

Free

A minimalist theme that lets product images take center stage.

Includes support for:

  • Mega menu
  • Sticky header
  • See all features here

Includes support for:

  • Mega menu
  • Sticky header
  • See all features here

Theme highlights

Chic and minimalist design

Let your products take center stage with large imagery, crisp lines, and simplified fonts that keep buyer attention focused on what matters.

Media-forward product page

Large media to help your customers see what products look like and get a sense of how they feel

Advanced customization options

Flexible design and customization settings to achieve your desired vision without having to touch any code.

This theme is great for

  • Quick setup: Theme setup steps are minimal to allow for quick launch
  • Visual storytelling: Designed to showcase images to support visual brand storytelling

Cart and checkout

  • Cart notes
  • In-store pickups
  • Quick buy

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • FAQ page
  • Press coverage
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Recommended products

Merchandising

  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Ingredients or nutritional information
  • Lookbooks
  • Product options
  • Product videos
  • Shipping/delivery information
  • Size chart
  • Slideshow
  • Usage information

Product discovery

  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Recommended products
  • Sticky header

This theme is great for

  • Quick setup: Theme setup steps are minimal to allow for quick launch
  • Visual storytelling: Designed to showcase images to support visual brand storytelling

Cart and checkout

  • Cart notes
  • In-store pickups
  • Quick buy

Marketing and conversion

  • Blogs
  • Cross-selling
  • FAQ page
  • Press coverage
  • Product reviews
  • Promo banners
  • Recommended products

Merchandising

  • High-resolution images
  • Image galleries
  • Image rollover
  • Image zoom
  • Ingredients or nutritional information
  • Lookbooks
  • Product options
  • Product videos
  • Shipping/delivery information
  • Size chart
  • Slideshow
  • Usage information

Product discovery

  • Enhanced search
  • Mega menu
  • Product filtering and sorting
  • Recommended products
  • Sticky header

181 reviews

33% positive

  • 59 positive reviews
  • 50 neutral reviews
  • 72 negative reviews
Write a review
CELLE 7 days ago

Product Title and Image Clickable Link to Product Page in Shopify Dawn Theme

Reply from Shopify 6 days ago

Hey there, it's not clear whether you are asking a question or sharing feedback. If you are having difficulties with the Dawn theme, please contact our Support (https://bit.ly/2AWw5VA) so that we can help you with any roadblocks you are experiencing.

My Store May 19, 2024

Can the Dawn theme on Shopify support up to 200 product categories and 20,000 individual items?

Reply from Shopify May 24, 2024

Hello, currently you can have unlimited products with up to 100 variants per product. We do know that this isn't enough for merchants with more complex catalogues, so we have announced that we will be supporting up to 2000 variants per product starting in 2024. You can find out more about this here (https://bit.ly/4dNO5Q5)!

Hjärtgruppen May 6, 2024

I think this theme us thoroughly underestimated. Tried it again and love it! A few wishes! Always open/full width search bar. I would like the option to let filters be - closed, first open, all open. On the collections page - have load more instead of pagination. The recommendations section on the product should also have buy button options. Inventory status on product card on collections page.

Reply from Shopify May 24, 2024

Hey, thanks for trying out Dawn again and giving us this feedback. We appreciate know what our merchants are looking for out of the box with our themes so that we can consistently make them better with each update. You can view the Shopify Changelog (https://bit.ly/3N3WHop) to stay updated on changes and updates we make.

Anti Wrinkle Skincare May 1, 2024

We started with this theme a year ago because we are minimalists and the code changes showed a fast moving project. However, the last few releases have not contained as much as last year. I think this project has great potential but it needs a user focused roadmap with a balance of new features and optimisations in each release. There are loads of simple enhancements but nothing being delivered.

Reply from Shopify May 2, 2024

Hey there, we appreciate the feedback about Dawn's releases not containing as much new content as you had hoped! While our motto with all our products is "merchants first", we can understand that later updates aren't as robust as they were in the beginning. We welcome merchants sharing this with us so we can make future updates better.

This theme is supported by Shopify

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Release notes

Version 14.0.0 April 24, 2024

Dawn 14.0.0 adds a new Quick Add Bulk setting, two improvements for “Sign in with Shop”, and a host of performance and interaction improvements.

Added

  • The new Quick Add Bulk functionality can be added to the product grid and featured collection sections, offering buyers an efficient, keyboard-optimized bulk buying flow.
  • Buyers who “Sign in with Shop” will now see the avatar associated with their Shop account in the header in place of the generic customer account icon.
  • The Classic Customer Accounts Login Page now includes a “Sign in with Shop” button for merchants with “Sign in with Shop” enabled.

Changed

  • Filters can now include images.
  • The Quick Order List section has greatly improved support for keyboard navigation.
  • The maximum number of products per page has been increased to 36.
  • Multicolumn, Collection list, Product grids, and Related products have an increased maximum of 6 columns.

Fixes and improvements

  • General UX improvements to swatches and other areas of the filter experience.
  • Padding improvements for Collections at various column sizes.
  • Fixed a bug where switching variants on a product without a media attached to it could disable the add to cart button.
  • Fixed a similar bug related to products without variant images.
  • Updated branding and copy to change references from Twitter to X.
  • Updated price filter to work with currency formats that use commas.

Version 13.0.1 February 21, 2024

Dawn 13.0.1 introduces a few fixes.

Changed

  • The cart drawer header (Product, Total) is not sticky anymore when the content is scrollable

Fixes and improvements

  • Fix product rating alignment when the product doesn't have a media
  • Fix scroll issue on variant change
  • Limit width of country selector when the currency is the same for all the countries
  • Fix missing alt tags for the collection image on the collection page as well as for collection cards
  • Fix cart drawer's cart note to prevent overlapping of the text and caret icon
  • Fix cart drawer's header to prevent an overlap with the items in the cart

Version 13.0.0 January 31, 2024

Dawn 13.0.0 adds support for color swatches, improvements to the country selector, and tweaks and fixes to other sections. It also includes a breaking change to Color Schemes; see the Changed notes below for details.

Added

  • The Variant Picker now supports color swatches! This depends on the Product Taxonomy feature, which is rolling out gradually over the coming weeks.
  • We reworked the country selector, which now includes search, a new “popular countries” section, and a generally improved look and feel especially on smaller screens.

Changed

  • Important: If you use Color Schemes, they will reset to their default values due to an internal change to the feature.
  • If you are using the Search & Discovery app, you can now change how dynamic facet lists treat filters with no product matches.

Fixes and improvements

  • We added a default font for input fields, they now inherit the body font instead of falling back to a system default font.
  • We fixed an issue when adding cart notes that would prevent them from showing during checkout.
  • We fixed an accessibility bug where filter colors were displaying incorrectly in high contrast mode.
  • We updated the Multicolumn Section to provide a slider on tablet-sized screens, like it does on phone-sized screens.
  • We fixed a bug where the Localization Selector was slightly obscured when using Sticky Header and scrolling while the selector was open.
  • We fixed a bug that prevented the Product Grid Section from using the correct Image Shape in its Product Cards.
  • We subtly increased the font size for inline quantity errors on product pages to make them more readable.

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