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Mastering Magento Theme Design by Andrea Saccà

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Creating the theme

Once you understand the hierarchy of themes and know the basic information, you are ready to create your own custom theme. But, before you put your hands on the code, I will always recommend that you already have a mock-up to be developed, rather than designing as you go.

This will allow you to have a clear idea of what you will achieve without wasting unnecessary time to decide the position of the blocks. In this case, I have prepared the following custom layout for a hypothetical store selling books online:

Creating the theme

Now that we a mock-up ready to be transformed into a Magento theme, you have to decide the name of the package to create ...

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