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Mastering Magento Theme Design by Andrea Saccà

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The structure of a Magento theme

The files in a Magento theme are divided into two main directories: app and skin, as shown in the following screenshot:

The structure of a Magento theme

The following is the description of the two directories:

  • app: The app/design/frontend/base/default/ directory contains the layout, translation, and template files
  • skin: The skin/frontend/base/default/ directory contains the images, CSS, and JavaScript files

Design packages and design themes

Magento allows you to incorporate the themes in design packages. This provides greater flexibility to manage the graphics and design of a store.

The following screenshot shows the base package and the default theme: ...

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