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1 OVERVIEW OF THEMING IN MAGENTO
SCOPE OF THIS DOCUMENT
AUDIENCE
PREREQUISITES
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
2 MAGENTO DESIGN CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY
WEBSITES AND STORES
DESIGN PACKAGES AND THEMES
THEMES
DEFAULT THEMES
THEME VARIATIONS OR NON-DEFAULT THEMES
MAGENTO’S THEME FALLBACK MODEL
BLOCKS AND LAYOUTS
BLOCKS
WIDGETS
WIDGET TERMINOLOGY
WIDGET EXAMPLES
THE BASE PACKAGE
THE DEFAULT, PRO AND ENTERPRISE PACKAGES
CUSTOM DESIGN PACKAGES
4 APPLYING THEMES IN MAGENTO
WALKTHROUGH 1: CREATING AND APPLYING A THEME
ASSIGNING PACKAGES AND THEMES TO THE STORE
WALKTHROUGH 2: APPLYING MULTIPLE THEMES
HIERARCHY OF THEMES
IMPORTANT HIERARCHY RULES TO REMEMBER
DESIGN EXCEPTIONS
5 CUSTOMIZING MAGENTO THEMES
CREATING THE DIRECTORY SKELETON FOR YOUR PACKAGE/THEME
CREATING A NEW PACKAGE AND THEME(S)
APPLYING YOUR NEW PACKAGE AND THEME TO YOUR WEBSITE
DISABLE YOUR SYSTEM CACHE
APPLY YOUR CUSTOM PACKAGE/THEME TO YOUR STORE
CUSTOMIZING USING THE SKIN FILES
QUICK EXERCISES TO GET YOU STARTED
EXERCISE #1: MODIFY THE CSS
EXERCISE #2: CHANGE THE LOGO
CUSTOMIZING USING LAYOUT FILES
INTRODUCTION TO LAYOUTS
HOW MAGENTO LAYOUT WORKS
ANATOMY OF A MAGENTO LAYOUT FILE
HANDLES
<BLOCK>
<REFERENCE>
RULES OF XML
HOW TO FIND WHICH LAYOUT FILE TO MODIFY
EXERCISE #1
EXERCISE #2
CUSTOMIZING USING A LOCAL LAYOUT FILE (LOCAL.XML)
CUSTOMIZING USING TEMPLATES
6 QUICK GUIDE TO BUILDING A THEME FROM SCRATCH
ONE: DISABLE YOUR SYSTEM CACHE
TWO: DETERMINE ALL THE POSSIBILITIES OF STRUCTURE TYPES FOR YOUR STORE
THREE: CUT UP YOUR XHTML ACCORDING TO FUNCTIONALITY
FOUR: CHANGE THE LAYOUT TO REFLECT YOUR DESIGN
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