Welcome dear reader to this Magento theming book. In this book, we are going to discover
how to modify or create Magento themes from scratch. As you are reading this book, I
assume you already know how great a tool this open source solution is. Though we will go
through some of the basics, like installing and some theoretical concepts, we will not go into
management or admin topics. And that's because we are going to centre in on how to create
stunning themes for Magento.
Throughout the book we are going to work with a few different themes, the one that comes by
default, one downloaded theme, and the one we are going to develop throughout the book.
This will let us try modifications in different environments, while giving us a bit more knowledge
about Magento theming. But, of course, our main task will be to create our own theme.
This book is written in a cookbook style. This means that you will find its contents divided into recipes, which can be used separately. Throughout the book you will follow detailed examples from start to finish. From a photoshop PSD to a Magento theme, you will do everything step by step, with easy to follow instructions. You already have a Magento theme which you need to modify? Just go to the recipe you need. If you are a designer or programmer who wants to create excellent Magento themes, quickly and easily, this book is for you. No special knowledge of Magento or PHP is required, though some html and CSS experience will be helpful.