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Mastering Magento Theme Design by Andrea Saccà

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Chapter 1. Introducing Magento Theme Design

Creating a Magento theme can be more complicated than any other CMS (Content Management System). This is because Magento has a complex structure and the files are located in multiple directories.

In this chapter, we will analyze the concepts and basic information that you need to know about the design of Magento, how to create the structure of a new theme, and how to activate it.

At the end of this chapter, you will be able to create the foundation of your theme, ready to be developed.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • The basic concepts of a Magento theme
  • The structure of a Magento theme
  • Structural blocks and content blocks
  • CMS blocks and pages
  • Variables
  • Widgets
  • Creating and activating a theme ...

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