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iamericlarson says

What responsive css frameworks have you guys used for Magento responsive themes, I’ve messed with Skeleton so far – what about you? I’ve search forums, tutorials, all over the internet about building Magento themes, do you guys have any leads on creating them?

any help would be much appreciated.


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GravityDept says

CSS frameworks are good when you’re starting without markup, and you use them to define your application’s architecture.

Magento has a very particular way of doing things. It’s a bad idea trying to shoehorn a CSS framework on top of Magento because you’ll have to edit and maintain hundreds (literally hundreds) of template files just to get it applied universally. That’s all before you do any customization.

The key is not fighting the system, but working with it. You can build your own micro-framework by piggybacking on Magento’s frontend conventions (and being smart about where you deviate). Granted, those conventions aren’t documented anywhere so you have to learn them by working with the system (aka experience).

But if you’re looking for resources, you should consider these:

$0 — http://www.magentocommerce.com/resources/magento-user-guide

$25 — http://store.pulsestorm.net/products/no-frills-magento-layout

$1850 — http://www.magentocommerce.com/training/descriptions#core-principles-for-theming-in-magento

All three are worth the price. The more you invest the faster you’ll learn.

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iamericlarson says

GravityDept, thank you this is going to help me out a ton!

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